The Vintners’ Company, one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London, has its origins in the import, regulation and sale of wine. The company also shares the ownership of swans on the Thames with the Dyers’ Company and the Crown and therefore takes part in the ceremony of ‘swan upping’, the annual census of the swan population, which involves catching and marking the swans with rings on their legs. This tour – accompanied by tales of the company and its history – takes in the 17th-century hall, built to replace the former one, destroyed during the Great Fire of 1666.

Vintners’ Hall

London, EC4V 3BG

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