One of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London

Merchant Taylors’ Company is a flourishing community dedicated to fraternity, education and philanthropy

Merchant Taylors' Company was once the regulator and trade body of tailoring and its related industries within medieval London. As the world changed, so did Merchant Taylors'; over time it became a grant-making organisation whose members are driven to channel their collective good into volunteering, raising funds, or offering their time to support causes that can create transformative good to many lives.

Merchant Taylors' creates lasting transformative change. Find out how we work with charities and local community organisations here.

For how we support education, from individual scholarships and bursaries to programme sponsorship and further education assistance, offering a helping hand to empower others, you can read more here.

With such a long history – which spans fires, wars, political upheavals and plagues – Merchant Taylors' is a vibrant community with members keen to play their part in all aspects of the Company's activities. Through their shared history, Merchant Taylors gain a fascinating insight into London's past and enjoy a unique connection to the City of London and the wider world.

Latest News

First ever ceremonial garment created for High Sheriff of Greater London
17 May 2022

First ever ceremonial garment created for High Sheriff of Greater London

Let's Create
11 May 2022

We’re excited about the new Let’s Create programme of activities for residents at our almshouse charity at Christopher Boone’s Court in Lewisham. It’s a wonderful mix of singing, music-making and arts and crafts paid for by Merchant Taylors’ and run by local charity Age Exchange.