I was very fortunate to have met up with three of the Pearly Kings today at their adopted church, St Pauls in Covent Garden. What a cheeery bunch they were too, giving up their time to raise money for good causes.

As a fellow working class Londoner its always great to see these Kings and Queens in their amazing costumes so instantly recognisable, but what rather took me by surprise was their recognition of my London Blue Badge and what that stood for.

If you want to know more about these great Londoners and the charitable work they do go to www.pearlysociety.co.uk