Apothecaries’ Hall

The Society of Apothecaries was incorporated by royal charter from James I in 1617. The Letters Patent gave the Society the right to “have, purchase, retain and appoint a certain hall, or counsel-house” in the City, but it was 15 years before it could afford one. Cobham House in Blackfriars was chosen.

It is the oldest extant livery company hall in the City, with the first-floor structure and arrangement of the Great Hall, Court Room and Parlour remaining as re-built between 1668 and 1670.

130 (seated)
200 (reception)

Black Friars Lane, London, EC4V 6EJ


Apothecaries Hall
Apothecaries stairwell
Apothecaries Hall great hall