The Fishmongers’ Company is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London, and is among the most ancient of the City Guilds. Its first Charter was granted by Edward I around 1272, and it has enjoyed an unbroken existence since then. The Company has had a long-standing involvement in fish and fisheries management in the UK, stretching back to its founding purpose of controlling fish trade within the City of London.
Today, the Company’s overall aim is to promote a healthy, prosperous and sustainable fish and fisheries sector for the long-term benefit of the United Kingdom. Over the years, this work has evolved to meet a succession of new challenges facing those who manage, catch, buy and sell, and consume fish.
With its central, riverside location, Fishmongers' Hall is easily accessible. The main entrance to the hall is at the southern end of King William Street, on the right hand (west) side of the road just before crossing London Bridge. It is directly opposite Adelaide House. The closest underground tube stations are Monument (Circle and District Lines), London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern Lines), and Bank (Central, Northern, and Waterloo & City Lines). The venue is within a short taxi or tube journey from most major train stations. There is also an NCP car park in London Bridge.