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Pearly Kings & Queens Harvest Festival

Join the Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival celebrations at Guildhall Yard, and experience London’s historic Pearly tradition.

We love a pearly King and Queen at Qbic, so it was only right that we featured the traditional festival in our Top 10.

Every year, the last sunday of September is always dedicated to The Pearly Kings & Queens as they come together and celebrate the new season in style! Of course they’re dressed in their dark suits covered and smothered in extra shiney buttons. bagdes and a splash of glitter.

The free festival allows you to experience the traditions from 1pm, kicking things off at Guildhall yard before parading to st Mary-le-Bow Church for a fullk harvest festival service.  You can expect everything from jellied eels to a great big East End boozer and some  Morris dancing for entertainment

Offerings are donated to the Whitechapel Mission, a charity aiming to help those caught in poverty.  Don’y worry if you miss this one, a second Pearly Kings & Queens Harvest Festival is held in October in Covent Garden, at St Paul’s Church.

Expect Morris dancing, maypole dancing, marching bands and lots of colourful characters at this traditional event.

Guildhall Yard, EC2V 7HH |  24th, 1pm | Closest Station: Bank/Mansion House

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