Everything you need to know about the Coronation Weekend
The Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May 2023. Over the course of the Bank Holiday Weekend, the Coronation will be marked by a series of celebrations across the country. London is expected to be considerably busier than usual which is likely to affect transport and other services.
Heart of London: Key Contacts
Heart of London Operations Team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart of London 24/7 on-street security team can be reached on 07432 273 388 or 07523 901 505.
Heart of London Street Cleaning Team can be reached on 07920 086 324 from 06:00am-2:00pm and 07769 741 425 from 2:00pm-9:00pm.
To pose questions to the event management team overseeing the Coronation, email BandRsupport@identityglobal.com. For support on Saturday 6 May you can also call the Business and Residents team on 0203 700 3020.
Buckingham Palace has assembled a Coronation Toolkit to assist members of the public and businesses with preparations for Coronation celebrations. It has also prepared a map and additional guidance to assist with the organisation of street parties and to advise on the correct usage of the Coronation Emblem.
St James’s Tube station will remain closed on Saturday 6 May. Westminster and Hyde Park Corner are expected to remain as exit only. Green Park station will remain open subject to safety regulations. Customers are advised to avoid travelling via Victoria unless they are travelling to watch the Coronation on the screens in Hyde Park. Please refer to the Transport for London (TfL) website for the latest information.
Parliamentary activity will be paused from Wednesday 3 May to Tuesday 9 May as both Houses rise for the Coronation Recess. The Government has also introduced an order before Parliament that seeks to allow pubs, bars and clubs in England and Wales to extend their licensing hours from 11:00pm to 1:00am the following day on Friday 5 May, Saturday 6 May and Sunday 7 May.
Safety and Security
Security for the event will be managed by professional security personnel and stewards, working alongside the emergency services and other agencies to monitor and manage access into the event areas. CCTV cameras will be in operation within and around the event footprint. Anyone living, working or visiting the event footprint is encouraged to be vigilant and to report anything of concern to a steward or police officer, you can also report it to police in confidence via www.act.campaign.gov.uk. In an emergency always call 999. Please follow the Metropolitan Police Twitter for the latest information.
Commercial Waste Collection
From Wednesday 5 May to Friday 7 May road closures and access restrictions will be in place in the area, which will affect commercial waste collections. Waste collections will resume as normal on the bank holiday.
Businesses impacted by the restricted area are being instructed to present their waste overnight or early morning at 4:00am outside their property. Our Waste Management team will do a blitz of these areas first thing and clear them of waste. Businesses that are not currently signed up to our commercial waste services but would like to have their waste collected are advised to set up a temporary account. If this is of interest, please email email@example.com or call 020 7641 6180.
Tuesday 2 May – Wednesday 3 May
Vehicle restrictions within the blue and red areas highlighted on the map below will come into place from 4:00pm on Tuesday 2 May until 9:00am on Wednesday 3 May. Please click here for further information.
Friday 5 May
Vehicle restrictions will come into effect from 7:00pm on Friday 5 May until no later than 9:00pm on Saturday 6 May. Please refer to the map below or click here for further information.
Deliveries and collections, including commercial and residential waste collections, will not be possible when roads are closed.
Vehicles (buses, coaches, cars, vans, trucks, or bikes) will not be allowed into the restricted event area once closures are in place.
Saturday 6 May
The Coronation Service will take place on the morning of Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abbey at 11:00am.
Pedestrian restrictions will come into effect as early as 5:00am to 5:00pm. Pedestrian access to businesses, hotels and residents will be maintained throughout. It is advised for staff working in the area to carry their ID card with them throughout the weekend and for guests staying in the hotels to be ready to show proof of stay. The area in green marked on the map below will remain closed to members of the public and will have restricted vehicle access from 5:00am on Saturday 6 May. Please click here for further information.
Vehicle restrictions will still be in effect until no later than 9:00pm.
Their Majesties The King and Queen will arrive at Westminster Abbey in procession from Buckingham Palace known as ‘The King’s Procession’. After the Service, Their Majesties will return to the Palace in a larger ceremonial procession, known as ‘The Coronation Procession’, before appearing on the balcony to conclude the day’s ceremonial events.
Sunday 7 May
A special Coronation Concert will take place at Windsor Castle on Sunday 7 May. To support with the concert hosted at Windsor Castle, a screening of the concert will be held in St. James’s Park. Some parks roads may be closed to vehicles during this time. Access to the park will remain open to pedestrians.
Monday 8 May
Monday is a Bank Holiday. No road restrictions are planned for Monday however it is expected to be busier than usual.
To find out more about the Coronation weekend please visit www.coronation.gov.uk.
We will continue to update this page with the latest information.