Welcome back everyone!
It has been a while. London will be gearing up for summer in May 2023, so make the most of it. Here’s our guide to the best events and things to do in May 2023:
KING CHARLES III CORONION PROCESSION
Heads of state, British VIPs and other important-sounding people will descend on London for the coronation of King Charles III taking place on the morning of Saturday May 6 2023. The service will take place at Westminster Abbey, but you’ll have to have an invite in order to see that. However, if you still want to glimpse a slice of the action you can line the parade route to the service for free, also known as ‘The King’s Procession’.
The procession is due to start at Buckingham Palace and will head down The Mall before turning right around the corner of St James’s Park, through the Horse Guards Parade, down Parliament Street before ending at Westminster Abbey.
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to line the route, so best get there early.
CORONATION CONCERT – 7TH MAY
How do you celebrate a King’s coronation in the twenty-first century? With a big concert apparently. The Royal Family has confirmed a massive shindig will take place in Windsor Castle the day after King Charles III’s official ascension to the throne, promising to ‘bring together music icons and contemporary stars’. A world-class orchestra will play interpretations of musical favourites fronted by musicians and other performers and spoken word performances, all topped off with staging and effects on the Castle’s East Lawn.
THE ROYAL PALACE AT MADAME TUSSAUDS
Step into Buckingham Palace and meet the Royals (in wax form, of course) and snap as many pictures as you like.
LONDON EYE CORONATION CAPSULE: 29th April – 8th May 2023
Feeling flush? Treat yourself to a regal ride in the London Eye as it’s decked out to celebrate King Charles’s coronation. One of the space-age glass pods will be decorated in the style of Westminster Abbey on coronation day, so you can sit in a recreation of the 700-year-old coronation chair, hold replicas of the crown jewels and sip champagne while rotating (very slowly) over the London skyline.
KING CHARLES III CORONATION BUS TOUR: UNTIL 31ST MAY 2023
Mark the coronation by snaffling up stately sweet treats on this city bus tour complete with afternoon tea. Bridget’s Bakery Bus will drive past some of London’s most iconic sites like Big Ben and The Royal Albert Hall.
And there you are. Events not to be missed…
See you all in June.