Members of The London Pearly kings and queens society Charity No 1091098

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Pearly king & prince of Finsbury of the pearly kings and queens society

Pearly king & prince of Finsbury of the pearly kings and queens society

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We are both freemen of the London Borough of Islington and we are also proud to represent our borough and London's tradition

About Us and what we do

Father and son at Islington pensioners Christmas party 2019

Pearly King & Prince of Finsbury

 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)  

We fully understand if you have to cancel your events so our thoughts and best wishes goes out to all of the UK who are suffering at this important moment in our lifetime,  

I'm sure that we will all get through this together if we all give a little thought to those who require our help (DO NOT PANIC BUY OR HOARD) our elderly and emergency workers all need to feed their families and the elderly that they serve.

Thank you for logging on to the pearly king and prince of Finsbury's site. My name is John (pearly king)  and my son's name is Darren (pearly prince) We are both proud to be members of the non profit charitable organisation of London pearly kings and queens society charity number 1091098.

I am also a proud ex member of her majesty's armed forces (army) of which we attend many military events around London supporting their events.


The London pearly kings and queens society attend many events all over London and the home counties We also attend lots of sheltered homes bringing a few of the old cockney songs for a good old fashion sing A long and knees-up. You can find us collecting for the charities that we support as a society on our public events page. We also do many talks around London and the home counties on the pearly kings and queens. We have also had the pleasure of doing many photo-shoots and appearing on various television programme's we have also carried out lots of corporate events to make the visitors to London feel welcome in our capitol city.

Although my wife in her own right come from a costermonger family 'Coopers' from St Pancras she doesn't wear the buttons she is a loyal and true supporter of our society and what we stand for keeping her family and other pearly family traditions alive.

I was born in the London borough of Finsbury (Not Finsbury park) and it was the pinnacle of my life when a great pearly king 'Arthur Rackley' the pearly king of Upminster presented me his family title of Finsbury because it was owned by him. We will honour and care for this title and maintain the motto of our society.


The London pearly kings and queens society 

Charity No 1091098



Paradise Row leather goods company are supporting the London pearly kings & queens society charity fund


Paradise Row is more than just a leather goods company, it’s a social initiative with roots that spread throughout the East London creative community. Whether it’s the locally employed graphic designer, photographer, or our partnership with the leather workshop, every stage in the life of a Paradise Row item is saturated in our lively design-driven culture.

Through buying with us, you are not only supporting every link of the local trade chain, but also a brand that promotes the social and cultural constitutions which make up the local area of East London. The CORE Collection; The Pearly Kings & Queens, The London Buddhist Centre, The Repton Boys Boxing Club + Cordwainers College, now part of the world-renowned London College of Fashion.

As a part of telling the stories of the CORE collection, each bag has been hand-packed with an accompanying story card placed inside, which gives you the narrative and piece of local history behind each charm. Paradise Row is both a product of the rich and varied history of East London and a catalyst for its continuing regeneration.



Part history of Finsbury park

During the early part of the second quarter of the 19th century, following developments in Paris, Londoners began to demand the creation of open spaces as an antidote to the ever-increasing urbanisation of London. In 1841 the people of Finsbury in the City of London petitioned for a park to alleviate conditions of the poor. The present-day site of Finsbury Park was one of four suggestions for the location of a park. Originally to be named Albert  park, the first plans were drawn up in 1850 Renamed Finsbury Park, plans for the park's creation was ratified by an Act of Parliament in 1857. Despite some local opposition, the park was opened in 1869.  


Congratulations on the birth of your grandson (02.04.20. From the London pearly kings and queens society

Mark is one of our excellent London vintage taxi drivers who attend the new years day parade with us.

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