Events in the City

City of London Citizen Forums – the third Monday of every month.

These informal, monthly Citizen Forums are open to all residents of the City of London. They are designed to engage residents in the City of London Corporation’s flagship policy – “Destination City”. The events will harness the skills and knowledge of residents to ensure Destination City is about creating a vibrant and attractive place in which to live, work, study and visit.

Any Castle Baynard residents who would like to attend and contribute to these sessions should sign up on the following link or contact directly. We intend to host the April Forum in the Ward and will post further details here.

Monday 19 February

Monday 18 March

City Giving Day 2024

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal has a vision and ambition of creating A Better City for All, one which is Inclusive, Healthy, Skilled and Fair. Under the fair pillar, City Giving Day 2024 on Tuesday 24th September is an annual celebration of charitable giving across the Square Mile. Last year, over 550 organisations (large and small) came together to raise over £600,000 for good causes.

Your Castle Baynard Ward Councillors would be delighted to welcome local business representatives to Mansion House for the launch of City Giving Day 2024 on Wednesday 13th March, 7:45-9:30am. You will have an opportunity to meet and learn from previous participants about how City Giving Day supports their CSR activity, as well as hearing more about The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s plans for 2024. Please RSVP with the name(s) and job titles of your nominated attendee(s) to

Local Business Forum – business breakfasts

The next two business breakfasts, hosted by Mott McDonald, are on the following dates and topics:

• February 27th – The Circular Economy link.

Breakfast is served from 08.30 with a presentation and discussion from 09.00-09.45 

The Great Fleet Street Quarter Cook Off

This March, Fleet Street Quarter BID in partnership with CORD by Le Cordon Bleu, will be hosting the ultimate cooking competition. Open to both businesses and residents in the area, this is a chance to bake, flambé and simmer your way to victory in The Great Fleet Street Quarter Cook Off 2024!

Participants will be in with a chance of having their name etched in Fleet Street history, as well as learning from world class master chefs in the exquisite kitchens of CORD’s Culinary Institute at 85 Fleet Street. There are also some fantastic prizes up for grabs, including a night’s stay at the luxurious Apex Temple Court, dinner with wine tasting for four at Lazy Ballerinas, a special CORD hamper and more to be revealed…

Click here to find out more and enter: You can either enter under your business’s name or as a local resident. If you are a resident, please put your road name in the section of the sign-up form where it asks for a company name.