The Worshipful
Company of Basketmakers

Let Us Love One Another


Covid 19 - Update from your Clerk

We do hope that you and yours are well and you are able to get out and about a bit more and enjoy the Summer sunshine.
Having cancelled the Summer Dinner in June and the Livery/Trade Dinner in July, it is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to cancel the Banquet at Mansion House on 17thSeptember as well.  
As soon as we are advised by Government and the Lord Mayor’s office that we can gather in numbers we can start planning our events again.

It is business as usual for me, as I work from home anyway, so please do keep in touch.
With best wishes and take care.

Sarah Sinclair  
Clerk to the Basketmakers' Company

  Who We Are​​​​​​

450th Anniversary of The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers

In 2019 the Company celebrated the
​​​​​​​450th anniversary of it's formation in 1569

Basketry is a very ancient craft, one of the first crafts adopted by humans. The oldest known baskets so far discovered were found at Fayum in Egypt and have been carbon dated to around 10,000BC. We can not claim quite such a long history but The Worshipful Company of Basketmakers was formally constituted by the Court of Aldermen in 1569 to help support the trade.

Today, the company aspires to be an inclusive, friendly and diverse Livery which remains modern and relevant by effectively supporting our ancient craft, London charities and the historic traditions of the City of London.

For centuries, our members were all professional basketmakers and we regulated their trade in the City. Today we welcome people from all walks of life.
​​​​​​​We continue to promote the craft of basketmaking and through our Charitable Trust we also help good causes and communities across London. 
​​​​​​​We have earned a reputation as one of the friendliest Livery Companies, and our social programme extends from formal dinners to family days out, including our well-known basketmaking days.

Please contact our Clerk for further information or visit our Membership page.