Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: 850 Years of London Livery Company Treasures

Objects from some of the world's oldest guilds are on display, many of them for the first time, in this exhibition showcasing the collections held by London's Livery Companies – the 108 trade associations in the City of London. Highlights include the oldest recorded livery charter (the charter granted to the Weavers' Company in 1155 by Henry II), a portrait of Henry VIII and the Barber Surgeons by Hans Holbein the Younger, the only known pair of Scarlett-type temple spectacles in the world, dating from around 1730, and the left-hand coronation gloves of both Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II. There's also a programme of events.


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