Celebrate The Royal Coronation in London 2023

With the coronation of King Charles III just around the corner on May 6th, many Londoners will eagerly join the crowds to witness the historic moment on television. If, like us, you weren't lucky enough to receive a royal invite, then check out the top five ways to celebrate the coronation and make the most out of your bank holiday weekend.

1. Afternoon Tea at the Cellarium Café

Celebrate the royal coronation in style with afternoon tea at one of London’s most iconic landmarks. The Cellarium café, which is uniquely located inside Westminster Abbey, is a large eatery set over two floors with a stunning cloister interior design and exposed brick interior. This charming café will be serving a very special coronation afternoon tea to mark the occasion. To celebrate the King and his passion for sustainability, the menu will be made up of sweet and savoury treats using British-sourced ingredients.

From 21 March - 31 July

Location: Westminster Abbey, Dean's Yard, The Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA

2. Coronation Themed Biscuit Icing at Biscuiteers

Biscuit connoisseurs, Biscuiteers will be hosting some spectacular sweet events to celebrate the royal coronation this April and May. To honour King Charles’ ascension to the throne, you’ll be able to attend one of their cafés for an extra royal DIY biscuit icing session. Choose from a number of coronation-themed biscuits including soldiers, crowns, flags, carriages, and horses, and ice away for a special sweet treat to take home.

From 1 April -  30 May

Location: Branches in Belgravia and Notting Hill

3. Coronation Exhibition at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is famously known for having a long and strong history with British monarchs, so much so it’s even referred to as the ‘Coronation Church’. To celebrate King Charles III’s official crowning it is holding a series of honorary events including the coronation exhibition whereby visitors will gain entry to the Abbey and enjoy an exploration of the historic event. At the Chapter House, you’ll see a bunch of historic illustrations, and photographs, and learn more about the long history of the royal ceremony.

11 April -  September (closing between 25 April - 8 May in preparation for the coronation)

Location: 20 Deans Yd, London SW1P 3PA

If indulging in an afternoon full of art, history, and culture is right up your street then take a look at our London’s Best Museums guide for all the info you need on the city’s most renowned museums.

4. Board A Coronation Cruise With City Cruises

If you really want to celebrate in style then City Cruises will be giving their boats a mighty royal makeover, decking them out in British bunting and taking to the water for a special cruise across the Thames. As well as commentary which will provide guests with a unique insight into some of London’s significant landmarks like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London, there will also be an opportunity to dine on-board with coronation-themed afternoon teas and dinners - head to their website for more info.

From 17 April 17 - 8 May

Location: Cruise locations vary, so check out their website for more details.

Explore more of the city and its famous landmarks by heading over to our Guided Tours of London guide - you’ll find an exciting range of tours, from free walking tours, themed tours, bus tours, and more exhilarating river tours.

5. Visit A Royal Park

Get involved with all the action on coronation day at St James’ Park or Green Park where there will most likely be a lot of buzz around the area for the royal event. Or, to avoid the crowds and for a slightly more subtle and chilled-out way of marking the big occasion, why not check out the spacious Hyde Park or the stunning grounds of Kensington Gardens for a serene spring stroll or perhaps an afternoon picnic.

Open for visitors every day

Location: The eight royal parks are located all over London.

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