Vintners’ Hall has been home to the Worshipful Company of Vintners since the fifteenth century and is the spiritual home of the international wine trade. Behind its doors on Upper Thames Street lies an historic hall, which boasts a fine seventeenth-century staircase, a magnificent dining hall, and the Court Room - probably the oldest room in the City of London.
On this 45-minute virtual tour, led by Liveryman and London Blue Badge Guide Guy Fairbank, you’ll explore its historic rooms and see many of its wonderful treasures. We will be able to visit areas not normally seen by members of the public and learn about the different work of the Company including their role in the annual ceremony of Swan Upping.
We will have a Q&A afterwards.
About our tour leader: Guy Fairbank has lived in London for over 25 years and has a never-ending fascination with the City, and history in general. He holds a degree in Ancient History & Archaeology from the University of Birmingham.
Guy is a London Blue Badge Guide, a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Vintners. He is also an amateur actor and director and does like to show off his theatrical skills!