Worshipful Company of Innholders
The Worshipful Company of Innholders is number 32 of the 108 Livery Companies of London. Their origins lie in the mediaeval Guilds, which were formed under license of the Crown and the Corporation to regulate their crafts, trades or services within the square mile. Tracing its origin to the early 1300s, the Company became known as the Guild of Innholders in 1473. The Innholders received their first Royal Charter, setting out their rights and "privileges", from Henry VIII in 1514. Seven years later they were occupying a hall on the present site.
The Worshipful Company of Innholders acts as the trustee of the Charitable Funds it has been given through the generosity of Innholders’ bequests, together with the income that has been earned from these or which it has earned in the past.