Six things you never knew about Pearly Kings & Queens

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Friday 23rd (00:01) - Friday 30th April 2021 (23:59)
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Did you know every London borough has a Pearly family?

Pearly Kings and Queens are an iconic image of London, easily recognised by their distinctive suits and accessories covered with patterns of mother-of-pearl buttons.

They've inspired fashion designers, costume makers, and been featured in everything from films to the London Olympics opening ceremony.

But do you know the meaning and surprising history behind the costume?

Dive into the Museum of London’s list of six things you never knew about Pearly Kings & Queens and discover more about this iconic London tradition.