The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May 2023.
Find out about the Coronation weekend and what you can do in Camden to celebrate.
Coronation weekend in Camden
Over 30 street parties, community lunches and BBQs are taking place across Camden during the Coronation weekend. Residents can download children’s activities and bunting designs from the Coronation toolkit.
Thursday, 4 May 2023
OPEN TO ALL (FREE): The Puppini Sisters Sing for the King – The Brunswick Centre
Thursday, 4 May 2023, 4-8pm
The Brunswick, WC1N 1BS
Entertainment from 4pm including "Henry VIII", Town Crier, jesters, Beefeaters, jugglers, royal princesses, stilt walkers, magicians and balloon modellers.
Pearly King and Queen in attendance 5-6pm.
The platinum selling Puppini Sisters and queens of close harmony will be performing swing-style re-workings of modern pop songs on stage between 6pm–8pm.
No need to book tickets to attend the event – simply show up on the day and enjoy this free event! More details.
Saturday, 6 May 2023
The King and The Queen Consort will be crowned at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May 2023. The Coronation service will begin at 11am and will be live on national television and on big screens in Hyde Park.
OPEN TO ALL (FREE): Watch the Coronation live in Camden – Outernet London
Saturday, 6 May 2023, Coronation service begins at 11am
St Giles Square, Denmark Street, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0LA, UK
Also view ‘The Royally Big Portrait’ on Outernet’s screens – a giant portrait of His Majesty The King made up from thousands of individual pictures of the King produced by the general public (from Monday, 1 May- Monday, 8 May 2023).
OPEN TO ALL (FREE): Belsize Village Coronation Party, Belsize Terrace, NW3 5AS, 12pm-9.30pm. Enjoy a live band and communal dining in the village square. This event will give special thanks to all the volunteers who run and staff projects as part of the Belsize Village Business Association. More details
OPEN TO ALL (FREE): Artist in Residence at Kentish Town Library, 262- 266 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2AA. People can take part in spoken word, theatre and art workshops that explore themes such as king making and commemoration
OPEN TO ALL Oasis Sports Centre Coronation Open Day, Oasis Sports Centre, 32 Endell Street, WC2H 9AG. Enjoy a ‘street party’ with British games and activities and refreshments on the rooftop terrace. More details
Sunday, 7 May 2023
Over 30 street parties will be held in Camden. The Coronation Concert, beginning at 8pm, will be shown live on BBC1 and on a big screen at St James’s Park.
OPEN TO ALL (FREE): Oakley Square Coronation Street Party – Oakley Square Park. Join in a family friendly party with a pot luck lunch in the park. More details
OPEN TO ALL (FREE): British Museum Coronation Event, Great Court and front lawn, 11am-4pm. Enjoy inspiring music from around the world from the Commonwealth Children's Choir, performing between 12pm-1pm, play giant chess and other games. More details
OPEN TO ALL: King Charles III Coronation Party - Kentish Town Community Centre, Busby Place, NW5 2SP (outside Kentish Town Community Centre). Enjoy live music, cheap and tasty food, licensed bar, face painting, kid’s craft and a photo booth
OPEN TO ALL (FREE): Junior Open Day, Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, 4a Adelaide Rd, London NW3 3NF, 10.30am-3pm. Take part in a range of sports activities such as table-tennis, basketball and badminton, as well as access to the Soft Play and gym.
Monday 8 May 2023
OPEN TO ALL (FREE): Coronation Coffee Morning at Rosslyn Hill Chapel
Monday, 8 May 2023, 10am-12pm
Rosslyn Hill Chapel, 3 Pilgrim's Place, London NW3 1NG
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel is partnering with Mitzvah Day and the Queen’s Crescent Community Association to offer a Coronation Coffee Morning as part of the Big Help Out initiative on the Coronation weekend.
People are invited to bring donations for QCCA’s food bank and make new friends while enjoying refreshments. There will also be a chance for everyone to learn about different volunteering opportunities in the area and to make a pledge to give their time in the future.
OPEN TO ALL (FREE): Coronation Open Day, Kentish Town Sports Centre, Grafton Road, NW5 3DU, 10am-3pm. Take part in coronation themed arts and crafts activities throughout the day, as well as swimming and fitness challenges with prizes up for grabs.
OPEN TO ALL (FREE): Family friendly activities and volunteer tribute
Monday, 8 May 2023, 11am-4pm (lunch break 1-2pm)
On three sites:
• Camden Lock, Hawley Wharf, Camden Town
• Granary Square, King’s Cross
• St Giles Square, Holborn
All three locations will host live music (think steel pan drumming!) and children’s activities including face painting, storytelling and crown making workshops. Families can bring a picnic and enjoy these spaces together.
Camden Council will honour some of the people who make a difference in our communities through a special barge trip on the Regent’s Canal, between Camden Town and King’s Cross. This is to mark The Big Help Out, which promotes a day of volunteering. Find out how you can get involved in volunteering in Camden with Volunteer Centre Camden. Voluntary organisations can post details of what they are doing on The Big Help Out app.