The Hidden City

The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers

The Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, one of the Great Twelve City Livery Companies, is an ancient merchant guild of the City of London first founded in 1371.

The guild is mainly associated with the cloth trade - especially the decorative elements such as hats, silk ribbons, goatskin leather gloves etc.

In his office you can see Dr David Bartle (left), the Haberdashers’ Company’s Archivist along with a group of students from one of their many schools, Hatcham College in South-East London, who the photographer stumbled on taking a special class in the Haberdashers’ Hall.

Worshipful Company of Haberdashers Website