Apply now to hold street parties for Coronation

Camden Council is inviting its communities to apply to hold street parties to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and the Queen Consort – and has waived road closure charges to make it as easy as possible. 

The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May 2023. The Coronation Big Lunch, through which neighbours and communities are invited to share food and fun together, will take place across the country on Sunday, 7 May 2023, before a nationwide Bank Holiday on Monday, 8 May 2023. 

Camden is now accepting applications for street parties and community events on any of the days across the three-day weekend. This includes events on estates. 

To hold a street party or community event 

Residents should email [email protected] or call 020 7974 5633 if they wish to hold a street party or event, giving a description of where their event will take place and what it will involve, including whether a road closure is required. 

Organisers will not have to pay a fee to put on the event or close the road, but will be responsible for public liability insurance and any other charges including a live music licence. 

Residents are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by Sunday, 12 March 2023 to guarantee that their event will take place. Resident groups unable to do this should call the Council on 020 7974 5633 for advice on proceeding.

Councillor Sabrina Francis, Cabinet Member for Young People and Culture

For many of us this will be the first Coronation we’ve seen - and residents who saw Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 will no doubt remember what a special event it was. Many people bought their first television sets to watch the Coronation of the late Queen and set up long trestle tables in their streets to celebrate with a community tea. 

“This time round we know people can follow the Coronation on TV and online – but getting our neighbours and communities together to share food and drink is still a very special thing to do. We are making it as easy as possible for people to do this by waiving road closure charges – so please get in touch with us and we can help make sure you have what you need to put on a great community event.

Councillor Sabrina Francis, Cabinet Member for Young People and Culture

For more information about the Coronation and events over the 6-8 May weekend, visit royal.uk