Join in with a wide variety of events and activities in the run up to the big day and over the Coronation Bank Holiday weekend itself, in the City of London.
From Tuesday 2 May, the City BIDs including the Cheapside Business Alliance are leading the way with celebrations to reflect the King’s passion for the environment.
There’s Coronation fun at City attractions too – find out what’s happening at Leadenhall Market, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, Guildhall Art Gallery and St Bartholomew the Great. Plus: Royal-themed guided walks with official City of London Guides, and Coronation-inspired Afternoon Teas.
City Residents can also enjoy special celebration tea-parties. For more about picnics, outdoor workshops, floral decorations and the Big Coronation Lunch – click here.
Hampstead Heath – 8 May
On Monday 8 May, the City of London Corporation and Barnet Council will host a free, fun-filled celebration at Golders Hill Park on Hampstead Heath to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.
The community event will run from 1-9pm with music and entertainment on the bandstand, a fun fair, circus workshops, food stands, and Coronation-themed arts and crafts stalls. People are also encouraged to bring their own picnic.
A light show from 8.30pm will close the event, which is open to everyone.
The live music programme includes:
- The London Youth Concert Band 1.40-3pm
- Green Chain Jazz 3.30-4.30pm and 6.30-7.30pm
- The Bruvvers 5-6pm and 8-9pm
You can register for a free ticket here.
The Anointing Screen
The Anointing Screen has been designed and produced for use at the most sacred moment of the Coronation, the Anointing of His Majesty The King.
The screen combines traditional and contemporary sustainable embroidery practices to produce a design which speaks to His Majesty The King’s deep affection for the Commonwealth.
The screen has been gifted for the occasion by the City of London Corporation and City Livery Companies.
The Cross of Wales
The Goldsmiths’ Company has led on the making of a historic commission of a new processional cross for the Church in Wales – the Cross of Wales, designed and made by master silversmith Michael Lloyd. The Cross will lead the Coronation procession at Westminster Abbey on 6 May.
The cross was commissioned by His Majesty The King, as Prince of Wales, to celebrate the centenary of the Church in Wales, with The Goldsmiths’ Company delivering the design and production processes.