The following books and directories provide a wealth of additional reading for those interested in deeper aspects of the City and its diverse Livery Companies.

  • Arnold, C. (2001). Sheep over London Bridge. Corporation of London.
  • Bromley, J., & Heather, C. (1960). The Armorial Bearings of the Guilds of London (1st ed.). Frederick Warne.
  • Corporation of London. (Annual). City of London Directory & Livery Companies Guide. City Press Business Publishers.
  • Corporation of London. (2011). The City Livery Companies Brochure. City Press.
  • Doolittle, I. (1982). The City of London and its Livery Companies. The Gavin Press.
  • Goddard, R. (2011). Masters’ Badges of the City of London Livery Companies. Phillimore & Co.
  • Hall, M and Hole, R. (2015). The Honour and the Grandeur - Regalia, Gold and Silver at the Mansion House
  • Hill, T. (2014). Pageantry and Power: A Cultural History of the early modern Lord Mayor’s Show. Manchester University Press.
  • Hope, V. (1989). My Lord Mayor. Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
  • Hope, V., Clive, B., & Gilbert, T. (1982). The Freedom: Past and Present of the Livery, Guilds and City of London. Barracuda Books.
  • Kenyon, N. (2012). The City of London: A Companion Guide. Thames & Hudson.
  • Lang, J. (1975). Pride without Prejudice. Perpetua Press.
  • Melling, J. K. (2008). Discovering London's Guilds and Liveries (6th ed.). Shire Publications.
  • Palfreyman, D. (2010). London Livery Companies. Oracle Publishing.
  • Palmer, K. (1997). Ceremonial Barges On The River Thames - A history of the barges of the City of London Livery Companies and of the Crown. Unicorn Press.
  • Reid, D. (2015). 800 Years of the Lord Mayor’s Show. Third Millennium Publishing
  • Rules for the Conduct of Life. Oyez Press.
  • Skinners' Company and Merchant Taylors' Company. (1984). The Billesden Award. 
  • Stuttard, J. (2008). Whittington to World Financial Centre. Phillimore & Co.
  • The Glaziers' Company. (Undated). The Outwith London Guilds of Great Britain. M&B (Felsted) Ltd.
  • Watson, B (1993). Airs and Graces. Ashburnham
  • Whiteman, G (1970). Halls and Treasures of the City Companies
  • Woolf, N, Woolf, R, Epps, A. (2015). Lord Mayors’ Portraits

A selection of noted books on the City of London and Livery Companies from the Victorian and Edwardian era have been digitally reproduced and are available to read online, here in chronological order:

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