On Saturday 6 May, The Royal Parks will proudly host the ceremonial processions marking the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
We look forward to welcoming the public to the parks over the Coronation weekend to view the ceremonial activities or celebrate the occasion in another way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click the boxes below to open and close answers.
- What events are hosted in The Royal Parks?
The Mall will host The King’s Procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey and The Coronation Procession from Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace on Saturday 6 May. There will be public screenings of the procession and Coronation Service at sites in Hyde Park, The Green Park and St. James’s Park.
On Sunday 7 May, there will be a screening of the Coronation Concert in St. James’s Park.
On Monday 8 May, The Royal Parks will be hosting a volunteering opportunity in The Green Park as part of The Big Help Out.
- How can I watch the events and where can I get the best views?
Members of the public will be able to view the procession as it passes along The Mall. Tickets to the seated and standing grandstands have already been allocated and those who are not within ticketed areas are advised to arrive early for the best views. Please note that attaching items to trees or climbing trees, railings, fences, statues, buildings or structures is not permitted in the Royal Parks.
As the Coronation in Westminster Abbey takes place, the audio from the service will be played via the speakers on The Mall.
The procession and Coronation Service will be played live on large screens in Hyde Park, The Green Park and St. James’s Park. Please refer to the public guidance and maps on attending the processional route and screening sites.
- Are the parks still open the public?
Some areas of St. James’s Park, The Green Park, Victoria Tower Gardens and the space outside Buckingham Palace have restricted access, but the majority of park space is open and free to enter. Please note, the parks may close if they reach capacity. Victoria Tower Gardens will be closed on 6 May.
- What time will the parks open?
St. James's Park is open from 5:00am to midnight all year round.
The Green Park is open 24 hours a day.
Hyde Park is open from 5:00am until midnight all year round.
All other Royal Parks are open as normal during the Coronation weekend.
- How can I get to the parks?
The areas in and around Hyde Park, St. James’s Park and The Green Park and the surrounding National Rail and London Underground stations will be very busy. Plan your journey in advance using the Transport for London and National Rail Enquiries websites.
Check Transport for London’s status updates and National Rail Enquiries’ latest travel information before you travel, and allow more time than usual for your journey.
Transport for London has a dedicated webpage detailing travel advice for the Coronation weekend.
- Are there any other impacts for travelling within the parks?
There are temporary changes to the operation of Cycleway 3 around Buckingham Palace and Constitution Hill affecting the route from 3 April – 15 May. Please note, Cycleway 3 will be suspended completely within the parks on 5 and 6 May.
The cycle path which goes behind Canada Gate in The Green Park is suspended between 3 April and 15 May. Please use the Cycleway 3 route.
During the build and de-rig periods for the Coronation, some footpath diversions may be in place.
- If I’m planning on coming to the Royal Parks, what should I bring?
The British weather is unpredictable, so please come prepared with sun cream and a hat or waterproof clothing depending on the forecast. There are water points across the parks so please consider bringing a refillable bottle.
- Can I buy food and drink?
There are numerous catering outlets in the parks selling a selection of hot and cold food and beverages. Please refer to the public guidance and maps for their locations.
- Can I have a picnic or BBQ in the park?
Park visitors are welcome to enjoy a picnic in the park but please collect all of your litter and take it home with you, and recycle it where possible. Please consider using paper cups, cans and recyclable plastic. Broken glass is a hazard to other visitors and wildlife and is difficult to remove from parkland.
Barbecues are not permitted in the Royal Parks as they are a fire hazard and abandoned barbecues can be a hazard to other visitors and wildlife.
- Will there be toilet facilities?
There will be toilets for members of the public at all of the viewing areas and screening sites. Accessible toilets with hand washing facilities are located at each toilet block. Please refer to the public guidance and maps for their locations.
- Are there accessible viewing areas?
Yes, there are accessible viewing areas for people with accessibility needs on the processional route and at all of the screening sites. Please note, there is limited capacity, with people admitted in order of arrival time. For further information on the location of the accessible viewing areas and their facilities, please refer to the public guidance and maps.
- Can children attend and are there baby changing facilities?
Yes, children of all ages are welcome to attend the public viewing areas and screening sites. It may be busy so we advise that children are supervised carefully, and please note that in the public viewing areas lots of standing may be required. There will be a number of baby changing facilities available – please refer to the public guidance and maps for their locations.
- Can I bring a folding chair, stool or blanket to sit on?
We expect that the viewing areas and screening sites will be busy, so whilst you’re welcome to bring a folding chair, stool or blanket to sit on, please note there may not always be somewhere to use or store these items.
- Can I camp overnight in the parks?
We do not allow camping in the parks for reasons of safety, security, lack of welfare facilities and the impact it has on the green space.
- Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are welcome in all Royal Parks, although there are some places where they are not allowed or must be kept on a lead. These are clearly indicated within each park. If bringing your dog to an event, please consider how they may react in crowds and when exposed to loud noises.
- Where can I buy a programme?
Official Coronation programmes will be on sale in designated kiosks in the parks.
- Can I take photos?
There will be no restrictions on members of the public taking photos or videos in the Royal Parks for their personal use. The use of drones is not permitted across any of the ceremonial sites, including the viewing areas and screening sites. You should not attempt to operate a drone in these areas, for photography or any other reasons.
- What security measures will be in place ?
There will be stewards and police officers at the viewing areas and screening sites, helping to keep everyone safe and secure.
Please be aware of your surroundings and report anything unusual to a police officer or steward, and don’t leave bags unattended.
For more information please visit the website of The Royal Family:
The Coronation | The Royal Family