Some of the suits worn by the former prime minister Margaret Thatcher during key moments of her rise to power will go under the hammer at Christie's today.
The outfits, which are expected to reach between £1,000-£1,500 each, include the navy jacket and skirt Mrs Thatcher was wearing when she was nominated as a candidate for the Conservative Party leadership.
The jade green ensemble she wore when she won the leadership will also be up for auction as part of Christie's 'London' sale.
Lot 153: Margaret Thatcher’s business suit , Mansfield, 1972
The jade green wool suit composed of jacket and silk topped dress with tie neck and belt, the jacket piped to match the bodice
Labelled "Mansfield, Made in England"
Lot 152: Margaret Thatcher’s business suit of dark blue wool 1970s
Composed of jacket and skirt, piped in navy blue spotted silk and trimmed with scarlet braid
Unlabelled, probably Mansfield.
Lot 149: Margaret Thatcher’s dress suit Mansfield, 1975
A canary yellow wool sleeveless dress and jacket trimmed in black and fastening with black ball buttons
Labelled "Mansfield, Made in England" in jacket
Celebrating all things London in the year of the Diamond Jubilee, Olympics and Paralympics the Christie's sale includes many paintings of the capitol, street signs and even a traditional red double-decker Routemaster bus.
The auction will also include items of London's pop history, with pictures of the Beatles, David Bowie and Michael Caine as well as items for the 1948 Olympic Games - the last time the Games came to London.