Livery companies evolved from London's medieval guilds, becoming corporations under Royal Charter responsible for training in their respective trades, as well as for the regulation of aspects such as wage control, labour conditions and industry standards. The Worshipful Company of Dyers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Dyers' Guild existed in the twelfth century; it received a Royal Charter in 1471. It originated as a trade association for members of the dyeing industry but is now mainly a charitable institution. Each year the company participates in the ceremony of Swan Upping along the River Thames.
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ATTRACTION IN TOURS
Welcome to the City of London!
A City within a city, in a country within a country.
As we will walk across the city you will see how modern architecture seamlessly mixes with classical buildings. We will stop to admire St. Pauls's Cathedral, the GuildHall, and the Bank of England, as well as the modern architecture masterpieces such as The Gherkin and Lloyds of London.
More importantly, you will hear the stories of the major events that shaped the development of the city. We will also talk about old medieval traditions that are still practiced today and how they have impacted the modern world.
Audio tour developed by GlobeTrott Travel
Image by Lachlan Gowen