June 2, 2023

Could is not any abnormal month this 12 months – as an alternative of the beneficiant two financial institution holidays we are able to usually count on, there may be additionally an additional lengthy weekend to mark King Charles’ coronation.

So how must you fill your time on 6-8 Could? In the event you’re courageous sufficient to battle the crowds in London in a bid to rejoice the historic occasion, then there are many actions to maintain you busy. Whether or not you need to dwell like royalty with a lodge expertise (full with a butler, in fact) or go to the brand new waxwork of Queen Consort Camilla, the capital has all of it – get impressed with our prime picks of issues to do in London to rejoice the King’s coronation.

Coronation procession

One of many best methods to get caught into the coronation weekend celebrations is by watching the procession, which begins at Buckingham Palace and ends at Westminster Abbey. The service will start at 11 am, however we advocate getting a spot early so as to get a front-row view of the parade route. 

Madame Tussauds

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It’s possible you’ll not have the ability to get near the Queen Consort through the coronation, however you possibly can see the subsequent neatest thing at Madame Tussauds London. It’s releasing a brand new waxwork statue of Camilla in a darkish blue Anna Valentine robe, which is able to stand alongside King Charles, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the late Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh within the Throne Room. Company may also benefit from the Royal Palace expertise, the place they will signal a coronation guide.

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VIP cinema expertise

The King's Gallery at Showcase Cinema de Lux Bluewater

Take your viewing expertise to the subsequent stage and witness the coronation from the consolation of Showcase Cinema de Lux Bluewater, only a quick drive from London. The VIP Gallery bar is being reworked into ‘The King’s Gallery’  the place visitors can take pleasure in Eton Mess popcorn and a martini – the King’s favorite tipple – or a Corgi Cosmo. 

Luxurious lodge

Get handled like royalty at The Lanesborough with the ‘Kings Coronation Celebration’ package deal, that includes luxurious transfers from London Heathrow or King’s Cross St Pancras, champagne on arrival, every day English breakfast, a 24/7 butler, and a five-course dinner at The Lanesborough Grill the place you possibly can dine on English dishes similar to coronation crab salad and Hogget. In the event you nonetheless have room for extra decadent meals, strive The Lanesborough’s Champagne Afternoon Tea.

Begins from £1,212, provide out there between 2 – 12 Could 2023. 

Afternoon tea

With reference to afternoon tea, you will be spoilt for alternative on the subject of London eating choices. Our decide is The Landmark London’s Excessive Palms Coronation Excessive Tea, providing a quintessentially British expertise nestled amongst grand palm bushes within the lodge’s Winter Backyard Restaurant. Suppose a glass of chilled Champagne Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV, the official Champagne provider for the royal household, plus scones and desserts.

Avenue get together

In case your neighbourhood is not planning a road get together over the lengthy weekend, journey to the likes of Grosvenor Sq. for a two-day backyard get together with screenings of each the coronation and the live performance on a cinema-sized display screen. Alternatively, see a parade of over 100 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and musical renditions by Hill Home College (the place Charles studied) at Chelsea’s King’s Highway.

Biscuit icing masterclass

As a substitute of shopping for coronation-themed candy treats, strive your hand at icing your individual biscuits with the assistance of The Biscuiteers. At their two-hour icing masterclasses in Belgravia and Notting Hill, you’ll study all the things from colouring to piping as you create your individual tin of crowns and Royal guards. 

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London Eye

What higher method to get a view of the busy capital than from the London Eye? In honour of the King’s coronation, one of many glass pods can be adorned within the model of Westminster Abbey, the place you possibly can step into the King’s footwear and sit in a recreation of the 700-year-old coronation chair and maintain replicas of the crown jewels. 

The Large Assist Out

End off the weekend by getting caught into volunteering tasks as a part of The Large Assist Out on Monday. Take the quiz on their web site to work out the very best exercise for you.

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