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Built in 1780 by William Blackburn, Watermen’s Hall remains the only original Georgian hall in the City of London.
The Hall’s elegance is characterized by 18th century domestic architecture, however, the Company of Watermen dates back much earlier. The Company of Watermen was established by an Act of Parliament in 1555 to regulate Watermen and wherrymen carrying passengers by boat under oars on the River Thames.
In 1983, the Hall underwent an extension to effectively accommodate for larger dining and meeting parties with the addition of the Freemen’s Room. Now, the Freemen’s Room blends in perfect harmony with the Court Room, the Parlour Room, and the Silver Room.
“If Watermen were the equivalent of today’s taxi-drivers, the lightermen drove the lorries.”
For further information regarding the Hall’s history, please go to our main website
All our teas begin with a champagne reception (or something non-alcoholic but still bubbly!)
Freshly made selection of classic Tea sandwiches
Made on site, and served straight from the oven, ready for your clotted cream and jam
Never been ashamed of indecision. Our cake table is laden with sweet treats, and we encourage you to try everything!
We love showing people our beautiful Georgian home, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
EC3R 8EF, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
We offer full refunds for all events if you can inform us at least 7 days in advance. After this point, we have to finalise catering numbers and aren’t able to change these numbers.
Tea at the Hall
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