Coronation: Big screens across London to watch the event for free | news news
The The coronation of King Charles III. and his wife, Queen Camilla, is fast approaching and Brits across the country are eagerly preparing for a weekend of celebrations.
On Coronation Day, royal fans line The Mall to watch the King and Queen’s coronation process.
However, if you can’t make it to the procession route, there are also plenty of big screens across London where you can watch the event for free.
Let’s take a look at where you can watch the coronation for free on screens across the capital.
Four large screens will broadcast the event in Hyde Park.
Where can you find the big screens in Hyde Park?
These are located at:
- Screen 1: Old Soccer Fields (South of the Serpentine, near South Carriage Drive) – West facing
- Screen 2: Old Soccer Fields (South of the Serpentine, near South Carriage Drive) – East facing
- Screen 3: The Cockpit (North side of the Serpentine, near the Norwegian War Memorial)
- Screen 4: Boathouse Lawn (north side of the switchback, next to the boathouse)
There is no need to book and you can just come to the free event and bring a chair or picnic blanket to sit on.
You can enter the park from 5am on Saturday morning, but the broadcast doesn’t start until later in the morning before the first procession.
There are signs in the park and stewards to direct you to the viewing area.
There will be kiosks near each screen where you can buy food and drink, but feel free to bring your own – although glass is prohibited.
Visit the Gov.UK website for more information.
Address: Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
Coronation of King Charles III. At latest
The historic coronation of Her Majesties King Charles III. and Queen Camilla takes place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May 2023.
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St James’s Park
You can also see the coronation on a big screen in St James’s Park.
The screen is near Marlborough Gate.
This site is much smaller than the Hyde Park site and will likely fill up quickly.
This performance follows the same rules as the above Hyde Park performance.
Address: St James’s Park, London, SW1A 2BJ
As in St. James’s Park, there will be a big screen in neighboring Green Park.
It will be located and The Broad Walk.
The screen will be quite small, so make sure you get there early to secure a seat.
This performance follows the same rules as the Hyde Park and St James’s Park performances.
Address: Green Park, Westminster, London, SW1A 1EE
BoxPark Croydon and BoxPark Wembley will also be showing the coronation live on May 6th.
There will also be a “Massaoke” when a live band takes the stage and plays British pop, indie and rock anthems.
You can register for free tickets here, but this does not guarantee entry as the event is on a first come, first served basis.
addressit: Box Park Croydon, 99 George Street, Croydon CR0 1LD
Boxpark Wembley Olympic Way, Wembley, HA9 0JT
Grosvenor Square, Mayfair
A Coronation Garden Party will be held in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair on Saturday 6 May from 10am to 8pm and Sunday 7 May from 12pm until the end of the Windsor Castle concert.
The event will feature a large cinema screen showing the coronation live.
There is also a wide range of food and drink available for purchase, including Mr Froggs cocktails.
This is a free event and does not require a ticket, you can simply show up on the day.
More information about the event can be found here.
Address: Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6AN
Battersea Power Station
The newly refurbished Battersea Power Station hosts a Coronation Street Party on Coronation Weekend.
As part of the event, the coronation will be broadcast on a big screen on Saturday 6 May and Sunday 7 May from 11am and the London landmark’s famous chimneys will be illuminated for the event.
There will also be special coronation-themed menus in cafes and restaurants in the power plant and performances by live bands and dancers.
This is not a paid event and you can simply show up on the day.
Find out more about the event here.
Address: Upper Ground Floor, Turbine Hall A, Battersea Power Station, Circus Rd W, Nine Elms, London SW8 5BN
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