Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival 2012
Sun Sep 30 2012
Time Out says
Thu Jul 21 2011
Glistening pearls, donkeys, shirehorses and traditional songs… no, this isn't a Gypsy wedding: the Pearly King and Queen Harvest Festival is back in town. As the last Sunday of September rolls around, it's time for Guildhall Yard to welcome the cockney masses for a shindig Dick van Dyke would give his right arm to muscle in on. The annual event features traditional English entertainment including maypole dancing, Morris dancers and
a marching band – be prepared to declare your London pride by shouting along to 'Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner' – before embarking on a parade around the City of London to St Mary-le-Bow Church for the 3pm service. The event is free but all harvest festival offerings will be donated to the Whitechapel Mission.