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Visit to Apothecaries' Hall

In the 21st century, the role of the Livery companies is an integral part of City life, although it has changed completely since the 13th and 14th centuries. Once these companies controlled all the trade and crafts inside the City walls – but now many of them have charitable status. The Society of Apothecaries has one of the oldest Halls in the City. It has remained intact after being rebuilt following the Great Fire. The visit lasts 2 hours and following a break for lunch there will be a short walk around the Blackfriars area. Note: Limited numbers. This walk costs £8 which includes the hall entrance fee.