The Pewterers’ Company

is an ancient and continually evolving foundation with ​​​medieval origins as a City Guild​​​​​​. The first charter was granted by King Edward IV in 1473.  It is number sixteen in the order of  civic precedence among over a hundred livery companies.
The Company has an active, involved and diverse membership of individuals drawn from a wide range of backgrounds. The Company’s principal activities are the support of the pewter trade in this country, the management of its charities, supporting the government of the City of London and the Armed Forces of the Crown and maintaining a lively and enjoyable corporate social life. 

Company History

The Worshipful Company of Pewterers is one of the older Livery Companies in the City of London. It is number 16 in the order of civic precedence.

The Venue

The Court Room and Livery Room can accommodate up to 130 guests.The venue is air conditioned throughout.

Pewter Live

Pewter Live’s mission is to encourage
innovation in design in order to exploit
pewter to its fullest potential..

Now accepting entries​​​

Pewter Live is an annual European Design Competition for pewter and is organised by the Company in order to promote the use of pewter in modern products.

It comprises two separate competitions, one exclusively for students of all ages from colleges and universities, and the other an open competition.

in aid of the Nelson Trust and the Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2018

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women Act) 1918 allowing women to vote.
In honour of this the Pewterers’ are organising a City of London Treasure walk themed around notable, historical women who contributed to the City.

The walk will take place on Thursday 14th June starting at 6pm at the Old Bailey, London, EC4M 7EH, for welcome drinks hosted by the Lady Mayoress Samantha Bowman and Sheriff Timothy Russell Hailes JP (Alderman).

We are looking for teams of 8-10 who will each be given a Just giving page two months before the event. Each team must raise a minimum of £1,000 per team (average £100 per person).

The entire amount raised will be given to the Nelson Trust, which helps women with complex needs including trauma, mental health problems, criminal justice issues and family problems, and the Lord Mayor’s appeal 2018.for more information, please contact us directly:

 Very soon after receiving its first Charter the Company looked for suitable premises for its own Hall and in 1484 acquired a site in Lime Street. A Hall was completed in 1496 and provided a centre for business and recreation, having both a garden and a vinery.

History of the Hall​​

Pewter is essentially tin, but to be worked it has to be mixed with other metals. In past centuries the Company laid down strict specifications for the alloy and up to the end of the eighteenth century monitored pewter manufacture throughout England.


Discover the Collection​​​

The Company’s collection of pewter ranges from Roman times to the present day. Including several exceptionally fine pieces from the Tudor period when pewter was at its zenith.

On the Collection page we have selected items with each have historical significance and display extraordinary craftsmanship.
The Pewterers' Annual Review
The Hall
The Court Room and Livery Room can accommodate up to 130 guests.  The venue is air conditioned throughout.​​​​​​
Catering and Events
Life’s Kitchen Ltd is the sole caterer at
Pewterers’ Hall and has a dedicated team
based at the venue.​​​​​​
Audio Visual
Pewterers’ Hall prides itself as an historical venue but we are well equipped to cater for the modern AV demands.​​