Its motto is Love as Brethren.
The organisation of Coopers existed in 1422; it received a Royal Charter of incorporation in 1501
It supports the Coopers' Company and Coborn School of Upminster and Strode's College of Egham, Surrey.
Its area of coverage was making of wine, beer, and spirit barrels.
Their guild hall was first founded in Bassishaw ward in 1522, at The Swan and from 1547 in a purpose built hall. This hall was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666, and rebuilt on the same site. The guild rebuilt again in 1865, selling a part of the site to the Corporation for the expansion of Guildhall. This hall was destroyed by fire on the night of 29 December 1940. The livery then shared quarters with other companies until purchasing their current headquarters in Devonshire Square.