The Guild of Nurses

The City of London Guild of Nurses

For the Nursing Profession - past, present and future

Forthcoming Events

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Details of how to apply for events will appear on this web site approximately 6 weeks before the event.

Freedom Ceremonies

Two or three ceremonies will be held every year when members will have the opportunity to be granted Freedom of the Guild. Freedom of the Guild is a privilege that is conferred for life and demonstrates your commitment to the Guild of Nurses. These ceremonies will be advertised below and will usually be followed by a reception which is open to all Freemen and their guests.

Friday 9th and Friday 16th November 2018

The Ceremony of the Keys and dinner beforehand

We have arranged two group visits to The Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London. This is one of the oldest and most colourful surviving enactments of its kind. The tour will include dinner in a nearby restaurant which we will have before our evening visit to The Ceremony of the Keys.

Cost for the tour will be £45. This includes a 3-course set menu with wine and coffee and a small donation to the Guild of Nurses. The ceremony is held entirely outside so please wrap up warm and weather proof.

Places are very limited for both dates so are only open to Guild members at this stage. Please book early to avoid disappointment.  Further details and a booking form are available to download here [Word] [pdf].  If you are not successful this time there will be a further opportunity to attend with the Guild in 2019.


Saturday 10th November

The Lord Mayors Show.

This fabulous annual City event is to be held this year on Saturday 10th November. Come and support the new Lord Mayor and the Master, Wardens and Court Assistants of the Guild who have again been given the wonderful opportunity of walking in the show. Grandstand tickets are available on the official Lord Mayors Show website and also detail of the route if you’d just like to watch from the pavements. The Guild of Nurses will be walking behind the Cook and Butler float who famously hand hot sausages to The Lord Mayor in front of Mansion House and to lucky spectators!  Look out for our wonderful red and black capes and umbrellas.

Closing Date for applications is Friday 19th October


Monday 11th February 2019
Evening Dinner at the House of Commons. A wonderful opportunity to dine in the Palace of Westminster.


Monday 11th March 2019
Freedom Ceremony at 15.30 at Guildhall followed by afternoon tea.


Friday 10th May 2019
The Guild of Nurses Anniversary Banquet to be held this year on board HQS Wellington, the Livery Hall of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners moored on the Thames.