What To See And Do In London During The Coronation Of King Charles III


Taking place on May 6th, 2023, King Charles III’s coronation will be a nationally televised event that will take place in Westminster Abbey, the historic setting for coronations since the 11th century. Whilst the coronation itself is invite only, guests of the Chilworth London Paddington visiting during early May will find a plethora of events to enjoy that focus on the coronation.

Below are just some of the ways that guests of the Chilworth spa near Paddington can make the most of their coronation bank holiday weekend, including historic royal sites to visit, the special events and traditions that pop around the city during this time honoured tradition.

Timings Of The Coronation

Charles III is the 40th reigning monarch to be crowned in Westminster Abbey and the event will be televised on the BBC on the morning of May 6th. The star studded Coronation Concert is being planned at Windsor Castle on May 7th, and is brimming with music legends. Whether you stay in and enjoy the event from the comfort of your hotel or you want to venture out and enjoy the vibrancy of London, there’s plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Coronation Big Lunches

This British tradition of a coronation will this year see a new official way to celebrate, created in tandem with the Eden Project conservation charity. Coronation parties in conjunction with the Big Lunch initiative encourage communities to organise street parties and celebrate the King’s coronation with friends and family. There will be plenty around the city, many of which will be mapped out on a Government sanctioned app that helps you locate them. Details are still to emerge regarding this aspect, but you can find out more about the app here.

London Events

From club nights to seasonal menus at restaurants in Paddington London, much of the city will be celebrating the coronation in their own unique way. Stay tuned for lists of events and exciting themed celebrations across the city.

Visit A London Castle

If a live event or clubnight doesn’t take your fancy, then celebrate the coronation by visiting one of London’s many historic royal sites. From Kew Gardens to Windsor Castle, the royal households and still-functioning castles will provide insight into the legacy that a coronation brings with it. The Tower of London will also be open over the coronation weekend, meaning that visitors can even see the Crown Jewels. Other royal outings include the beautiful Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, both of which have long histories concerning the royal family that date back hundreds of years.

Afternoon Tea In London

If it’s something a little more relaxing you’re after, then reserve a table for a delectable Chilworth afternoon tea near Paddington. The beautiful array of options available reflect the luxury of the British tradition, which itself stems from British royalty in the 1840s. With tea, sandwiches and much more to enjoy, afternoon tea is a perfect way to celebrate the history of the royal family, in a way fit for Queen Victoria herself.