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About Us

The Fishmongers’ Company is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London, and among the most ancient of the City Guilds. For over 700 years, as well as fostering the fellowship among our members, we have upheld standards in the trading of fish and shellfish and supported the fisheries industry – roles we still play today.

Our core activities include support for a number of fish and fisheries-related organisations, including the UK Marine Biological Association, the Salmon & Trout Association and the Shellfish Association of Great Britain all of which we helped establish. We also support a range of charities, notably Gresham’s School in Norfolk, the City and Guilds of London Art School and the Billingsgate Seafood Training School at the heart of the country’s largest – and oldest – fish market. At the centre of the Company is our magnificent Hall with its distinguished riverside location. The grand entertaining rooms at Fishmongers’ are available for events helping to support our charitable work.

Elsewhere on this site you will be able to read more about our history, our present-day activities, our governance and membership and even to savour some of the fish recipes for which Fishmongers’ is renowned.