London welcomed thousands of visitors to celebrate the coronation over a bank holiday weekend, bringing together official representatives from 129 nations and territories.
When was King Charles III’s coronation?
The coronation of King Charles III took place on 6 May at Westminster Abbey, where the Archbishop of Canterbury crowned the King and Queen Camilla.
Where did the coronation take place?
King Charles III’s coronation was held at Westminster Abbey in London. The abbey is a Unesco World Heritage Site and has been the location of all British coronations since 1066.
What celebrations marked King Charles III’s coronation in London?
London hosted events across the city to celebrate the King’s coronation in May.
Missed the opportunity to get involved during the official weekend? Discover a selection of events and activities across the city that are open to visit year-round.
- Feel like royalty for the day at Hampton Court Palace where you can enjoy activities including its famous Tudor Joust, falconry displays and artisanal delights.
- Visit Kensington Palace, the more than 400-year-old central London residence of many notable royals, including Queen Victoria.
- Journey to Buckingham Palace and take a tour of the State Rooms and Royal Mews, or enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea.
- Explore the Household Cavalry Museum and get to grips with British history, traditions and pageantry. See uniforms, helmets and armour worn by the senior regiment of the British Army on display.
- Immerse yourself in the incredible architecture of Westminster Abbey, where coronations have been taking place since the 11th century.
- Join a St Paul’s Cathedral and Changing the Guard half-day tour to explore the ornate beauty of the cathedral and the resting place of many remarkable figures.
- Take in the magnificence of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, the nearly 1,000-year-old fortress in the heart of the capital. Spot the ravens that guard the tower.
- Visit Greenwich and discover its rich royal legacy including the National Maritime Museum, Old Royal Naval College and Royal Observatory, as well as the Queen’s House which was resided in by Henry VIII.