Wandering through the very cramped Pollock's Toy Museum (yes, that's right) I stumbled across this delightful doll of Queen Alexandra. The label reads that though the original doll was broken, (this is a 1971 reproduction) the clothes are those that were made by the donor's nanny at the time of Queen Alexandra's Coronation in 1902.
The museum has also dedicated a little window display to the Pearlies with a variety of dolls and ephemera.
This handsome couple were dressed by Lily Lodge when she was Pearly Queen of Lambeth.
Would you like to find out more about Pearly Kings and Queens, one of the most cherished East End traditions, and even try the look yourself?
Be a Pearly King or Queen for the day! Saturday 7 March 12:30 - 3:30pm at the Museum of London Docklands, as part of the EAST festival which celebrates London's history and cultural richness.