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Harvest Festival 



London Pearly Kings and Queens Costermongers Harvest Festival returned for its 25th Anniversary

The highly anticipated London Pearly Kings and Queens Costermongers Harvest Festival took place on Sunday, 24th September 2023 at 1.30pm at The Guildhall Yard, EC2V 5AE. This cherished event, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, brought together an array of entertainment, esteemed guests, and a vibrant procession, making it a must-attend event for Londoners and visitors alike.

The London Pearly Kings and Queens Costermongers Harvest Festival is a celebration of tradition, community, and the rich cultural heritage of the city. This year's event captivated attendees with an exciting line up of diverse entertainment. From live performances to traditional music and dance, the festival offered a remarkable experience for people of all ages.

The event was graced by the presence of esteemed guests, including Mayors from London and the home counties, Pearly Kings and Queens, city dignitaries, and distinguished Chelsea Pensioners. Their attendance not only added prestige to the festival but also highlights the significance of this beloved cultural celebration.

Starting at The Guildhall Yard, the festival also featured a spectacular procession that wound its way through the streets of London. Attendees had the opportunity to witness the iconic Pearly Kings and Queens adorned in their remarkable attire, reflecting the unique heritage and history they represent. The procession culminated at the historic St Mary le Bow Church, where a traditional harvest festival service took place, bringing together the community in a spirit of gratitude and unity.

Admission to the Harvest Festival was free, ensuring that everyone could participate and experience the warmth and joy of this remarkable event. Whether you're a long-time resident or a first-time visitor, this celebration of community and tradition was not to be missed.

"We are thrilled to mark the 25th anniversary of the London Pearly Kings and Queens Costermongers Harvest Festival," said Clive Bennett, Pearly King of Woolwich. "This event is a testament to the enduring spirit of our city and the diverse communities that make London so vibrant. We invited everyone to join us for a day of entertainment, cultural heritage, and unity."

For more information and updates on the London Pearly Kings and Queens Costermongers Harvest Festival, please contact

Media contact:

Clive Bennett (Pearly King of Woolwich)

Pearly Kings and Queens Society 

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Can you help?

Help Make the London Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival Unforgettable.

The London Pearly Kings and Queens Society is on a quest to find funding partners, philanthropists, benefactors, and sponsors who share our

passion for supporting charitable causes and ensuring the success of the Pearly Kings & Queens Costermongers Harvest Festival. We are dedicated

to making the festival the best it can be, while maintaining our commitment to the charities we support.

As a cherished cultural event in London, the Harvest Festival brings together communities and celebrates tradition. To achieve our goals and

create an unforgettable experience, we are seeking the assistance of like-minded individuals or organizations who are willing to contribute.

If you or your organisation are in a position to help make a difference, we kindly request you to reach out to

Clive at Your support will have a significant impact on the success of the festival and the charities we are proud to support.

Join us in making a meaningful difference and ensuring that the London Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival continues to thrive for years to


Many thanks!

A few pictures above from our attendance at the Sweeps festival in Rochester, Kent 

New Year’s Day parade 2023


The London Pearly Kings and Queens Society were back in the New Years Day parade. 

With over 7000 participants and many thousands watching it was a magical event.

London should be proud

​​Welcome to the Somerstown royalty


The London Pearly Kings and Queens Society are proud to announce that The Pearly King and Queen of Somerstown Steve and Donna Deveraux have accepted our invitation to become honorary members. 

Donna is the great granddaughter of the Original Pearly King and our founder Henry Croft.

The costermongers Harvest festival 2022

Fabulous day at John Lewis

Oxford street 2022 Platinum Jubilee


2022 donation to RNLI


2022 Donation to the air ambulance


2022 Donation to Harrow Mayor's Appeal

Annual Pearly fundraising Thames boat trip 2023 was June 24th. Leaving and returning to Greenwich Pier 7.30-11.30. We raised  over  £2000.00 for London charities. we would like to thank:
Westminster Party Boats
The Hippodrome Casino
Lewis and partners
Laura Morton


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New Years Day Parade London 2019

This year we went for a market barrow float . Great to see so many of you and thank you for your support . Here's to a great 2019 and lots of events this year to raise money for charity .

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100 years remembrance day and armistice beacon lighting  followed by other events

See a few of our pictures from events  ...

 New Years Day Parade 2018 and other events we have attended.

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