Welcome to the
Merchant Taylors’ Company
One of the Great Twelve Livery Companies
of the City of London
One of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London. Livery Companies, or Guilds as they were previously known, began in mediaeval times as fraternities which were often religious but also there to protect the interests of particular trades. There are now 108 City Livery Companies.
For more information about Livery Companies of the City of London please see the City Livery Committee website. Please see the September Livery Briefing 2017 from the City Livery Committee.
Sir Ben Ainslie CBE is an Honorary Freeman of the Merchant Taylors’ Company. For the latest news from Land Rover BAR click here
Their current activities are mainly charitable although some have retained a trade or industry role. The history of the Merchant Taylors’ Company is an integral part of the history of the City of London. Explore these pages to learn more about our history.