The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort
Bring your community together in May with street parties picnics, lunches and events
With King Charles III's Coronation just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning party arrangements to celebrate Britain's new monarch.
The King will be crowned on Saturday 6 May 2023 at Westminster Abbey. Camilla, Queen Consort, will also be crowned during the historic event.
While the official ceremony will take place on Saturday 6 May, an extra bank holiday has also been confirmed for Monday 8 May. This is in addition to the bank holiday already in place on 1 May, giving us plenty of time to prepare for the celebrations.
In Ealing we have a rich history of holding street parties to celebrate royal and historic events. They are a great way for neighbours and communities to get to know each other, and bond over food, drinks, dancing and music.
If this is your first time planning a street party, do not worry. Street parties are fun to organise if you share the load and ask neighbours to help.
Helpful tips, advice and support for organising a successful event can be found on the Street Party website.
Funding is available to help with your street party
Ealing Council is removing the fee to close roads for coronation street parties and is also offering up to £150 to Ealing residents to help make your street party an event to remember.
Apply to hold a street party for the King's coronation
Applications need to be made by 7 April. Late applications will not be considered.
We will notify you to confirm acceptance of your application once it has been reviewed. The final grant amount you receive will depend on the total number of applications we receive and will be processed after the street party application deadline.
You will be notified of the final grant amount by email.
If you are holding a street party, please do think about adding your event to the official coronation interactive street party map.
What is a street party?
To make sure you stand the best chance of receiving funding and that you are applying for the right funding, here is some useful information about what a street party is.
How else can I celebrate the coronation with my community?
For a simple community picnic in a park - possibly as part of the coronation Big Lunch celebrations - an application may not be required if:
- There are less than 250 people attending
- There are no temporary structures, so no marquees, stages or bouncy castles
- No activities are proposed which may constitute an ‘event’ (e.g., live/recorded music, catering, trading, coordinated or licensable activities). No barbecues are allowed.
If you are thinking of holding a community picnic, please email the event service to check availability – we can tell you if there is already anything taking place at that park to help avoid any clashes.
Please email the event service with the following:
- Site name
- Date of picnic
- Expected attendance – a rough estimate is fine
- Confirmation of no infrastructure/vehicles (other than a basic gazebo for shade/shelter which must be adequately secured/weighted).
- Confirmation of no activities that may combine to form an ‘event’ (e.g., live/recorded music, catering, trading, coordinated or licensable activities).
Street or park events
If you are planning something else, it may be defined as an ‘event’, in which case a formal application will be required.
Further information is available on the official coronation website including tips and toolkits for decorating street parties, information on the Coronation Big Lunches and the Big Help Out.