Get ready for the Coronation weekend
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Over the Bank Holiday weekend, there are plenty of fun-filled celebrations all over the country, where friends and family can get together to mark this historic occasion.
Here we have the low down
Join the procession! – 6th May 2023
The parade kicks off at Buckingham Palace and winds its way down The Mall, past St James’s Park and Horse Guards Parade, before finally arriving at Westminster Abbey. The ceremony is due to start at 11am. It’s going to be a massive crowd, so arrive early to grab a prime spot. And if you can’t get close enough, don’t fret – there will be big screens set up in strategic locations to keep you in the loop. Click here for full details: Royal Coronation plans.
Watch it on the big screen!
Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park
There will be big screens with live broadcasting of their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort’s Coronation ceremony, these are non tickeketed events located all over the city.
The government has a handy map available on their website listing all the screens in Hyde Park (4 screens) , Green Park (1 screen) and St James Park (1 screen). Click here: MAP
The Coronation Concert – 7th May 2023
Also on the big screen will be the Coronation Concert on the 7th May in St James’s Park, broadcasted live from Windsor Castle and featuring the likes of Take That, Katy Perry and Lionel Ritchie. The concert begins at 8 pm, and you can access the St James’s Park screening site from 4 pm.
Coronation on the big screen closer to home! – 6th May 2023
Holland Park Sports Field, off High Street Kensington, W8 6LU.
Bring picnic blankets or hire deckchairs. There will be a host of entertainers lined up to keep you and your family amused, from face painters to jugglers. You can bring your refreshments or enjoy delicious treats from local businesses. The event starts from 10am until 3pm.
Paddington Recreation Ground
Paddington Recreation Ground Village Green, Randolph Avenue Maida Vale, W9 1PD.
From 10:30 am. Bring along a picnic for this open-air screening of the Coronation plus children’s activities including Coronation arts and crafts where you can make your flag or crown; face painting; bungee trampolines; wipeout challenge; soft play and circus skills including juggling and diablo. Enjoy live music from Ebony Steel band, one of Europe’s leading steel bands.
Wembley Coronation Celebrations
Olympic Way, Wembley Park, HA9 0FR,
Celebrate His Majesty’s Coronation with a FREE, fun-filled street party celebration on Saturday, from 10am to 4pm, in Wembley Park, with free live music and performances, special kids’ entertainment, street food markets, ‘King Charles’ selfie moments and, of course, a giant screen showing the Coronation with deck chairs* to enjoy the screening.
Fancy celebrating local
Join a street party!
There will be street parties all over, celebrating from 6th -8th May. Perhaps your street plans to be one of the hosting streets?! Many places locally will be creating their own Coronation creations for you to take along with you. Pick up a Coronation Quiche and a glass of sparkling wine for £10 from Mēs Pies & Wine on Saturday and Sunday. Check out Kensal Sugar Kitchen or Deliciously Beautful Cakes for some delicious sweet treats. You could pop along to one of Biscuiteers Baking Company events in Notting Hill, where you can creat your own Coronation confections or enjoy their perfect Coronation afternoon tea.
Celebrate in a local venue
There are also plenty of places locally celebrating the Coronation.
Elmwood Tennis Club – 6th May
The gates will be open from 10am and they will be showing the Coronation on the big screen. The Clubhouse bar will be open from 12pm-5pm. Offering a royal knees up, playing all the biggest british hits! Everyone is invited and are required to bring a dish. There will be a bbq by their very own Will Jenkins, selling hotdogs, burgers and pizzas.
The Island –6th May
They are planning a huge celebration. You can join them from 11am to watch the Coronation on the big screen, this will be followed by a BBQ party
123 College Road
The Whippet Inn – 6th May
‘A royal knees up!’ Hosted by their resident DJs Restless Funk with a late bar, special cocktails and plenty of fizz
64-66 Chamberlayne Road,
The Mason’s Arms – 6th-8th May
Planning a weekend of Cornations celebrations.
665 Harrow Rd
Parlour – 6th May
They will be showing the Coronation on the big screen, with bunting galore!
5 Regent St,
William IV– 6th May
There will be a BBQ on 6th May for the Coronation with the ceremony being shown, join them at 11am. They also plan to start the weekend celebrations on the 5th of May with Mexican cocktails for Cino de Mayo.
786 Harrow Rd
Chingon – All weekend
The restaurant will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo, serving Mole and they will have a special cocktail dedicated to King Charles III and The Queen Consort.
43 Chamberlayne Rd,
The Wealthy Beggar – 6th May
They will be starting the party from midday onwards, with DJ’s thoughout the afternoon and a whole lot of fun.
109 Chamberlayne Road,
Maqam Centre – 6th May
The centre will have a Coronation themed art class – Make & Take crown and King collage with a Squiggle Wiggle workshop, suitable for ages 4-8 years, younger silibings welcome book here
time: 11am – 12pm
price : £11
Acklam Village Market Music Venue – 6th & 7th May
Portobello Road, W10 5TY
A 2 day invasion of live music with special guests, street food, free entry
Mini Picassos – 2nd May- 6th May
8 Station Terrace, NW10 5RT
£13 drop in class for toddlers, with a coronation theme.
Head to Belsize Park Village 6th May
Belsize Terrace,NW3 5AS.
They will be celebrating HM King Charles’s Coronation on Saturday. The event will run between 12pm-9:30pm with a live band and communal dining in their village square.
The Crown Jewels Garden – 6th May
Covent Garden, WC2E 8RF
If you would like to join in a bigger party – you can head to Covent Garden to The Crown Jewels Garden. The Coronation ceremony will be shown live, there will also be a schedule of live music and entertainment including piano sing-alongs, as well as the best of British beer, cider and gin.
King’s Coronation Party – 7th May
St Paul’s Church Covent Garden Bedford Street WC2E 9ED (Free)
This King’s Coronation party will be like no other in the heart of Covent Garden! by Piazza Productions, the event will be between 12:30 – 18:00. With live entertainment, activities, face painting, crown making, balloon modelling and a photobooth, there is something for everyone. It’s free entry for all and the activities are free too! Try their Coronation Ice-cream and Coronation Cocktail! Plus delicious hot food is on offer. The first 100 children who arrive with their adult will receive a £1 token to redeem against hot food.
Alexandra Palace -6th & 7th May
Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
They are re-opening of Terrace, on the Bank Holiday weekend and the King’s Coronation. With delish food and drink stalls from Greece Lightning, Rollin’ Dogs, Steak It Easy, Pasty Wagon, and stone-fired Italian pizzas from Fuoco’s in the Phoenix Bar & Pizzeria and the Ice Cream Cab. Expect acoustic music and DJs. Plus it’s a great spot to watch the Red Arrow Coronation flypast on Saturday 6 May!
Coronation Cruise -17th April – 8th May
City Cruises is pleased to announce it is joining the party by giving its sightseeing and some of its dining cruises a special Coronation twist. From Monday 17th of April to Monday 8th of May expect decorated boats and activities for children.
Hampton Court Palace Garden. – 6th May
Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey, KT8 9AU
From 9:30am – 4:30pm, (free entry). This historic occasion will be held in the East Garden on the big screen. Bring your picnic and blankets, deckchairs. Refreshents will be available, with the Maze, Privy and Kitchen garden, cafes, toilets, the Wilderness all open and Shire horse rides to enjoy.
Is displaying a series of installations to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III in May. Visitors will be welcomed to the destination with a new shimmering red and silver ‘Coronation in Carnaby’ arch and a glistening Union Flag and oversized crown that will be suspended above the street.
The street will turn into a royal extravaganza with dozens of Union Jack flags and regal pop-up installations providing the perfect backdrop for your photo moment. So, grab your entourage and hit the town to join in on the festivities.
London Zoo (6th May – 8th May)
Outer Cir, London NW1 4RY
Discover the Kings and Queens of the animal kingdom at lively animal talks, coming face-to-face with more than 14,000 animals; from the Queen honeybee in Tiny Giants to critically endangered Asiatic ‘lion king’ Bhanu in Land of the Lions. Kids can also get stuck into crafty crown making and face-painting while grown-ups can take a guided tour exploring our historic zoo’s royal heritage.
Everyone Get Together – The Coronation Big Lunch – 7th May 2023
The Coronation Big Lunch on the 7th May is where neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun. This will take place across the country on the same date. Click here to find out more about this.
Local places hosting The Big Lunch
Bring along your picnic and blanket and catch up with friends and family.
Brent District Scout Council Scout Approach, Village Way, NW10 0LH
7th May 2023 – 12pm – 3pm
Big Lunch Coronation Garden Picnic hosted by Tamala & Shabnam.
6th May – 10:30am – 1:30pm – Turner’s Wood, NW11 6TD, UK
Broadwalk Regents Park for The Big Lunch Inner Circle, The Broad Walk, NW1 4NP. The Coronation Big Lunch on the Broadwalk Regents Park
You could join the Friends of Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill as they celebrate. Located at The Broadwalk, The Regent’s Park The Broadwalk The Regent’s Park, NW1 4NR. There will be music, face painting, prizes and more. Attendees bring their food and drink and there are of course the park cafés. Tickets are between -£5-£50.
Local Street Parties
Here is a list of roads closed over the Coronation weekend locally. Check these streets below, maybe there is a street party near you. The majority of which will be closed for a single day on Sunday, May.
6th May – 8am -8pm – Lyon Park Ave, Bridgeway-Douglas Ave
7th May – 11am -4pm – Princess Road, Cambridge Road – No 42
7th May – 12pm-6pm – Dundonald Road NW10 – Okehampton Rd – Wrentham Ave
7th May – 12pm-6pm – Logan Road, H09 j/w Carlton Ave East
7th May – 9am -9pm – Ambleside Gardens HA9 close j/w Grasmere Avenue
7th May – 9am – 9pm – Hillside NW9 Close at j/w Hay Lane
7th May – 9am -9pm – Chippenham Ave close at Chalfont Ave and Monks Park
7th May – 9am – 9pm – Ellesmere Road NW10 close at Aberdeen Road to Hamilton Rd
7th May – 9am – 9pm – Curtis Lane, close j/w Station Grove and Montrose Crescent
7th May -12pm-4pm – Fifth Ave, between Ilbert Street and Droop Street
8th May – 9am – 9pm – Leighton Gardens close Chamberlayne Road – College Road
8th May – 9am -9pm – Berkamstead Ave, close at Nettleden Ave & Gaddesden Ave
Big Help Out – 8th May 2023
On Monday 8th May – members of the public will be invited to take part in The Big Help Out, which will encourage people to try volunteering for themselves and join the work being undertaken to support their local areas. Click here for more information on how you can get involved.
Big Help Out