The Livery Fair is a unique opportunity to be a part of recreating historic community activities that took place on and around London’s bridges.
Whilst being an integral part of the day for supporters of the Sheep Drive, the Livery Fair also enables a number of the City of London liveries – ancient and modern, to showcase to the public what they do and the charitable work they support, with skilled tradespeople conducting interactive demonstrations of their fascinating and ever-evolving trades.
The Livery Fair also brings together a number of specialist stall holders, displaying and selling their wool-based products, textiles, arts & crafts, quality gifts and food & drink. Other fun activities have included expert blade shearing displays, wonderful rare breed sheep, the NFU children’s Discovery Barn, face painting and more!
All of this takes place in support of the celebratory re-enactment of Freemen exercising their right to drive their sheep over the Thames, toll free into the City to market.
Watch this space for updates… as plans progress for our 2023 event!
Livery Fair – 2022
The Livery Fair 2022 was located at The Monument to the Great Fire of London, one of London’s most outstanding landmarks and visitor attractions with the Sheep Drive taking place across nearby London Bridge.
SHEEP DRIVE: Private Access, Pre-booked – Access to the Sheep Drive, which occupied the downstream walkway on London Bridge, was 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.
LIVERY FAIR: Public Access, Free-of Charge – The Livery Fair, located nearby at The Monument also offered visitors the opportunity to learn all about the Sheep Drive and the charitable causes it supports, ensuring that everyone could enjoy the atmosphere and spirit of this wonderful occasion.
LIVERY FAIR: Opening Times – Sunday 25th September 2022, 10am to 4pm – With many other City attractions close by this opened up endless opportunities for a wonderful day out for the whole family.
PARTNER: Open Days – Adding to a day out in the City, partner venues offered tours, light refreshments and lunch – full details here:
Livery Company Stalls – 2022
The Worshipful Company of Woolmen supporting:
– Sheep Drive Branded Goods
Woolmen Sustainability Start-Up & Innovation Fund
The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers supporting:
The Worshipful Company of Upholders
The Worshipful Compay of Saddlers
The Worshipful Company of Grocers supporting:
The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers
The Worshipful Company of Turners
The Worhipful Company of Broderers supporting:
The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights
The Worshipful Company of Loriners
The Worshipful Company of Clothworkers supporting:
– Ashley Jess Knight (Cockpit Arts)
The Worshipful Company of Drapers supporting:
Specialist Wool and Other Stalls & Activities – 2022
Georgie Porgie Little Miss Muffit
Pretty Divine Faces & Heartforms
– Face Painting & Hair Braiding
– Fire Crew & Fire Engine
Fernhill Farm & Fernill Fibre activity:
– Expert Blade Shearing
– Sheep Milk Vodka & Rare Breed Sheep
Little Ship Club stall & Open Day