Date(s) - Saturday, July 16, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Relive the 500+ year old ceremony of Cart Markingwith The Worshipful Company of Carmen . There’s simply no other event like it anywhere in the world. You will have the chance to see a fine collection of vehicles from ancient to modern, handcarts, horses and carts, steam-driven vehicles to electric, solar-powered and hydrogen vehicles. You will see Livery Masters and Court Assistants in their official robes, chains and hats; and the Lord Mayor will be in attendance in his full regalia to add to the spectacle.
This year for the first time ever, Carmen will also hold a Concours d’élégance as a part of the Cart Marking Day where some of the finest vintage cars (pre-1966) will be on display.
Our main events on the day are free for the general public to watch and enjoy.
Home to the City of London Corporation and still the centre of government in the City of London, the impressive Grade 1-listed Guildhall provides the perfect setting for this prestigious occasion.
Once the last cart has passed through the famous arch in the Guildhall Yard, Carmen and their guests will be able to join together for a champagne reception in the splendour of the spacious Old Library and adjoining Print Room, built in 1872 and once home to 126,000 books, illustrating the introduction of printing into England. The north-end stained-glass window, as well as the high-vaulted ceiling and columns, allow plenty of natural light into this impressive room.
Luncheon will be served in the main dining room, which never fails to impress whether it is your first visit or your 50th visit. Sorry, the reception and lunch are not free but it will be a great experience with great company and will add to the total enjoyment of the day. The ticket price will be announced nearer the time.
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