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16th October 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Our Autumn Livery Dinner this year takes place this year at Fishmongers’ Hall.

This is a magnificent Hall, located on the Thames at London Bridge, which we last visited in 2013.  The current Hall was one of the first buildings to be re-built after the Great Fire in 1666 and is now a Grade 1 listed building.

Our principal guest at dinner will be Professor Chris Baines.

Chris trained as a horticulturist and a landscape architect.  He is an award-winning writer and broadcaster and is regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent environmentalists, particularly championing the importance of nature in the city. He has pioneered the idea of wildlife gardening since the 1980s and is a Chelsea Flower Show medal winner. He was also one of the first presenters of BBC Countryfile.

His film documentary The Living Thames was produced for the Thames Estuary Partnership to celebrate the wide range of stakeholders with an interest in London’s tidal river. The film won the 2019 UK charity film award, is nominated for awards in the Madrid film festival and is soon to be screened in the USA.  It is introduced by Sir David Attenborough and is being promoted internationally by the British Council as an example of a great UK environmental success story.

The estuary was biologically dead in 1950, and now has more than 120 species of fish, and a thriving population of harbour porpoises in the waters of Westminster.

The Thames will be the focus of Chris’ address to us, which will be particularly appropriate given our location.

Tickets are £110 each and can be reserved by clicking the booking form here. Please note that, for the Autumn Livery Dinner, you are welcome to bring your spouse as your guest and also invite the spouse of any business guest you may bring.

Booking will close on Friday 28 September, or earlier if we reach the Hall’s capacity. A reminder that the dress code will be “black tie”.



16th October 2019
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm