Sun, 26 Sep | Southwark Bridge

Celebration of the City of London's Annual Sheep Drive at Southwark Bridge / 26th September 2021

"See" what it was like crossing a bridge in medieval times! Open to all Freemen and friends and family
Celebration of the City of London's Annual Sheep Drive at Southwark Bridge / 26th September 2021

Time & Location

26 Sep, 10:00 – 19:00
Southwark Bridge, Southwark Bridge Rd, London EC4V 3PT, UK

About the Event

Enjoy a wonderful day  out at City of London's Sheep Drive & Livery Fair on 26th September 2021 

Freemen of the City of London are invited to exercise their ancient right to bring their tools of the trade into the City without paying a toll. In this instance the ancient right to bringing sheep over the bridge into market; they will drive sheep across the Thames, re-enacting their historic right to bring their sheep to market in the city, always attended by a special guest and the incumbent Lord Mayor of London.

The event will take place on Southwark Bridge in accordance with prevailing post-lockdown guidelines. Southwark Bridge will be closed to traffic for the day with designated public access and there will be a full-scale Fair on the north side of the bridge, showcasing the best in Wool and Craftsmanship. In addition to these stalls, Livery Companies will display their crafts and trades in this area adjacent to the Sheep Drive.

The Campaign for Wool (Patron HRH The Prince of Wales) will become a major sponsor of the Sheep Drive and Wool & Livery Fair this year. Guests of the Campaign for Wool will join the Lord Mayor, Freemen, family and friends on the Bridge celebrating the fellowship and charity of the Livery movement and the Reopening of the City of London. 

Money raised for charity will go to the Woolmen’s Charitable work supporting students who are engaged in promoting wool and wool textiles in innovative and creative ways, and in support of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

Website bookings open early in April to sign up for places at www.sheepdrive.london

Places are open to Freemen of the City of London and their family and friends at £65 per person. This will entitle each participant to a place on the drive and a commemorative certificate signed by the Lord Mayor and the Master Woolman.

Further information can be found at: https://sheepdrive.london/

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