Sun, 24 Sept|
Livery Event: London Bridge Sheep drive and Livery Fair 2023
Join us for an amazing day hosted by the Worshipful Company of Woolmen. Experience the atmosphere as we exercise our ancient right to take sheep across London Bridge. We guarantee that you and your family will have a wonderful time!
Time & Location
24 Sept 2023, 10:00 – 16:00
London, London EC4R 9HA, UK
About the Event
A long-established charity event, celebrating a Freeman’s ancient “right” to bring sheep to market over the Thames, toll free; all in aid of raising funds for The Woolmen Charity and The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. This year’s Sheep Drive will take place on Southwark Bridge. Access is restricted to registered and pre-booked Freemen of the City of London and their guests, to enable the remainder of the bridge to be open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Located on Queen Street Place, the magnificent Livery Fair offers visitors the opportunity to learn all about the Sheep Drive and the wonderful causes it supports and – where livery and specialist wool companies celebrate their trades with interactive displays and sales of their wares. Other fun activities include expert blade shearing displays and some wonderful rare breed sheep!
The Sheep Drive & Livery Fair showcases the important enduring contribution of London’s livery companies, from the formation of the City of London in years gone by through to modern times, both in respect of the continuous evolution of sustainable trades and the important charitable endeavours in support of the various challenges we face today.
Freeman can book their slot directly on the official event website.