In 2018 the Architects Livery Company, in association with Merrell Publishers, organised and published The Livery Halls of the City of London, a gloriously illustrated guide to the 40 extant halls together with the history of Livery Halls and their fluctuating fortunes.
Now, The Temple Bar Trust is pleased to announce a series of events celebrating one of the City’s best kept architectural secrets.
This series kicks off with an introductory online talk by Anya Lucas, co-author of The Livery Halls of the City of London.
This will be followed up with physical tours throughout Summer 2021.
Anya’s talk will be based on her introductory and concluding chapters of the book covering the historical background to the formation of Livery Companies and their halls plus the halls lost over the centuries.
Anya Lucas is an architectural historian interested in the early modern period. Elements of Anya’s PhD thesis on the Livery Halls of the seventeenth-century City of London (Courtauld Institute, 2015) informed the historical sections of the Merrell/WCCA book (2018). Anya is also co-author of The Painted Hall: Sir James Thornhill’s Masterpiece at Greenwich (Merrell, 2019) and worked as Research Curator on the Painted Hall project (2015-19).
Tickets for this talk cost £5 plus booking fee or are FREE when a place on one of the physical live walks on the 9th or 26th July are booked.