Live Like A Royal For The King's Coronation

The long awaited moment is finally here, a new notch in the timeline of British history and we’re living in it - how crazy is that? If you’re devising a plan of how you're going to celebrate the day (and the three-day weekend), take it to a new level by living it up like a king or queen by visiting one of these London spots which have been frequented by the royals themselves. Across the city; pubs, clubs, and bars have been given the green light to stay open an extra two hours on Friday and Saturday, so get ready to raise a glass for it’s going to be a weekend affair we’ll never forget.

1. Dean Street Townhouse

In the midst of Soho, set in a gorgeous Georgian townhouse, this boutique hotel and all-day restaurant is a popular spot for the royals. Famously known for hosting Prince Harry and Meghan’s very first date, the couple have since returned to the branch of Soho House to reminisce over their magical first visit. The chic venue boasts a constantly evolving menu of locally sourced British cuisine, a traditional afternoon tea experience, and an art collection commissioned by the likes of Peter Blake, Tracey Emin, and Damien Hirst. Reservations are often snapped up pretty quickly, so be speedy if you’d like to celebrate the coronation in true royal style by booking in for an evening of ambience and great food with service that goes above and beyond. If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can spend an unforgettable night in one of their luxurious hotel rooms above the restaurant.

Location: 69-71 Dean Street, London W1D 3SE

2. Bluebird Restaurant

Frequented by none other than The Duchess of Cambridge, Bluebird is a Modern European restaurant on Chelsea’s Kings Road featuring a stylish dining space, a cosy bar and lounge area, and a picturesque outdoor terrace. If you want to live it up like a royal on Saturday the 6th of May, the venue will be hosting a grand Coronation party where guests can experience live music, sip on some cocktails, and even see an exclusive Royal Carriage. What better way to spend this special bank holiday than a Coronation brunch fit for kings and queens, with the added bonus of a commemorative mug as a way of remembering the iconic day.

Location: 350 King’s Road, London SW3 5UU

3. The Goring Hotel

Perfecting the art of Afternoon Tea for over 100 years, The Goring is a five-star hotel situated just walking distance from Buckingham Palace, and is London’s very last remaining family-run hotel of this opulence. Inside this grand establishment, the late Queen Elizabeth II could be seen holding her annual Christmas lunch in the Michelin-starred restaurant in the dining room designed by her nephew, Viscount Linley. In 2011, on the night before the royal wedding, Kate Middleton spent her last unmarried evening in one of The Goring’s luxurious suites and has since been back to relive the experience alongside her prince. Step inside these fancy doors on Saturday 6th May to sip on a martini at The Goring’s ambient cocktail bar, dine at the elegant acclaimed restaurant, or embark on an Afternoon Tea experience like no other.

Location: 15 Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW

4. Bellamy's

It was rare to see the late Queen Elizabeth II dining out in London, but when she did, she could be seen having a private evening meal at Bellamy’s. The brasserie-style French restaurant clearly had a special place in her heart as they were given the honour of hosting her 80th birthday dinner - where she likely ate her favourite dish, Dover Sole, which is always available to try on their wider menu. Spend the King’s Coronation in smart casual dress in this cosy setting complete with an oyster bar and a selection of French wines and cocktails. Their affordable Table d’Hôte menu offers two or three delicious courses for £29.50 and £35 available for lunch or dinner (we recommend reserving a table in advance).

Location: 18/18a Bruton Place, London W1J 6LY

5. Fortnum & Mason

Luxury department store Fortnum & Mason have had connections to the Royal Family since its formation. William Fortnum, having once been hired as a Footman at the court of Queen Anne in 1707, made an enterprise of selling palace wax candles as a result of the Queen requesting new candles every single night, and thus Fortnum & Mason was born with the help of his landlord, Hugh Mason. Since then, the brand has been heavily associated with the British monarchy, providing King Edward VII with the finest tea in all of the land, and many moons later, became a Christmas shopping destination for Queen Elizabeth II. Take a trip to the iconic department store this month and explore their Coronation collection full of limited edition items including hampers, champagne, trinkets, and so much more.

Location: 181 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1A 1ER

6. Chiltern Firehouse Marylebone

Dating back to the 1880s, this grand building was a former fire station, now transformed into a high-end hotel featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, marble interiors, and a beloved American-inspired restaurant. It has also famously attracted young royals; Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi threw a bash at the venue to celebrate their engagement in 2019, and Meghan Markle has been spotted at the bar catching up with friends over a negroni. Why not book a table on Coronation day for brunch, lunch, or dinner with a side of sparkling wine, a selection of cocktails, or even a cosy cup of tea by the fireplace.

Location: 1 Chiltern Street, London W1U 7PA

Looking for more fancy venues and Coronation specials in London?

The Royal Family seem to love Mayfair, why not discover your new favourite places to eat, drink, and shop with our Discover Mayfair guide, free to download on the Bindy Street App.

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