Camden gears up for Coronation weekend
Camden is getting ready to celebrate the Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort with over 30 street parties set to be held across the borough. For the latest information on events, view our Coronation webpage.
Most of Camden’s street parties and lunches, which are open to the street’s residents and their immediate neighbours and friends, will take place on Sunday, 7 May 2023, to mark the Coronation Big Lunch.
Camden Council will honour some of the people who make a difference in their communities by inviting volunteers and representatives of community groups onto 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 takes place on Monday.
Coronation Weekend running order
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
Free screening of the Coronation service on Outernet’s 16K floor to ceiling wrap around giant screens - the most advanced in the world.
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): 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): 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): 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)
Including live music, cheap and tasty food, licensed bar, face painting, kid’s craft and a photo booth.
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): Family friendly activities and volunteer tribute
Monday, 8 May 2023, 11am-4pm (lunch break 1-2pm)
On three sites:
- Camden Market 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.
When we thought about how we wanted to mark Coronation weekend here in Camden two things stood out – getting our communities together and celebrating our volunteers on the day of The Big Help Out.
“Camden’s volunteers and community organisations are the lifeblood of the borough. They help our residents in the most difficult times – whether that be through the Covid-19 pandemic or during the cost-of-living crisis. We want to thank them and we hope they enjoy the celebrations.
“I’ll be going round the borough, popping into people’s street parties and Big Lunches, as we mark this historic occasion. I have been privileged to have had the honour of meeting the King, twice, and the Queen too. They are both lovely people and I wish them the best for the future.
Documenting the Coronation weekend
Camden’s children’s centres, nurseries and schools are organising lots of Coronation themed activities and celebrations for their children and pupils. Camden’s adult social care services are also putting on events and activities for their residents. Camden Council is keen to share photos of these and residents’ celebrations throughout the weekend. Please send pictures of your celebrations to [email protected] and we will try and feature them on our social media channels and in Council publications. Please ensure everyone within your picture has given consent for Camden Council to publish their photograph.