SHEEP DRIVE & LIVERY FAIR – 26th September 2021
We hope all of our friends and supporters are keeping safe and well during these challenging times and look forward to welcoming Freemen and their quests as well as our many other visitors to our event this year.
WE ARE NOW HUGELY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT BOOKINGS FOR THE SHEEP DRIVE 2021 ARE NOW OPEN!
With the support of the City of London we have been offered the use of Southwark Bridge. A fantastic “first” as the entire bridge will be closed to traffic for the day with designated public access.
With the Sheep Drive and Fair situated together on the bridge (ideally located between St Paul’s Cathedral north side and Shakespeare’s Globe on the Southbank), this opens up endless opportunities for a wonderful day out for the whole family.
Our aim has always been to deliver an event that is a safe, fun day out and full compliance will be made to prevailing government approved social distancing and safety guidelines.
WATCH THIS SPACE… for further updates and check out our social media where we will be following updates from the team – both two legged and four!
A splendid day where Freemen of the City of London drive sheep across the Thames, re-enacting their historic right to bring their sheep to market in the city, always attended by a special guest and the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman William Russell.
Accompanied by the Livery Fair, where many of the City of London’s ancient and modern livery companies demonstrate their trade, craft or profession with colourful and interactive displays, along with a variety of stalls specialising in all things wool, arts & crafts and food & drink.
Truly a unique family day out invoking the memory of life on London’s bridges in years gone by, in aid of the Woolmen’s Company Charitable Trust and The Lord Mayor’s Appeal.