6th – 8th May
Experience the finest British heritage and culture this Coronation Weekend by heading to Covent Garden for a grand royal celebration. Immerse yourself in the patriotic atmosphere as you explore the iconic Market Building, beautifully adorned with Union Jacks, and indulge in themed dining, shopping, and other experiences throughout the estate.
This momentous occasion brings people together in the heart of London to commemorate the historic event in style. The pedestrianised neighbourhood boasts more than 55 al fresco restaurant dining spots, perfect for basking in the warm sunshine over the long weekend.
Join the revelry and witness the rich British traditions come alive at Covent Garden. Whether a local or a tourist, you’ll be captivated by the lively atmosphere and festivities. Take advantage of this unforgettable celebration that honours the country’s rich cultural heritage.
The Crown Jewels Garden
In April, Covent Garden’s East Piazza will be transformed into a quintessentially British pop-up, The Crown Jewels Garden. This limited-time event celebrates the best of British beer, gin, cider, and delectable food fit for royalty.
Running from Friday, 21st April, to Sunday, 14th May, The Crown Jewels Garden offers a variety of entertainment to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime occasion. On Saturday, 6th May, the Coronation ceremony will be broadcasted live, providing a unique opportunity to witness history in the making. Visitors will also be delighted and engaged by a schedule of live music and entertainment, which includes piano sing-alongs.
The Garden features the best British beer, cider, and gin, ensuring everyone’s taste buds are catered for. So whether you’re looking for a crisp and refreshing pint of beer or a smooth glass of gin, the Garden has it all. Indulge in mouthwatering food for a king, and enjoy the lively and cheerful atmosphere surrounding this unique event.
The Crown Jewels Garden is an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in British culture and history. So come and join them in Covent Garden and experience the very best of British entertainment and hospitality.
Covent Garden’s Afternoon Tea Fit for a King on Coronation Weekend
Covent Garden is rolling out the red carpet for the royal event with an array of exquisite Coronation Afternoon Teas. So take advantage of this memorable experience and pre-book to secure your spot.
For a classic and Best of British Champagne Cream Tea, head to The Ivy Market Grill. Indulge in Ladurée’s delightful offerings while enjoying unbeatable views of Covent Garden Piazza for a French twist on afternoon tea.
The Petersham offers a Sparkling Afternoon Tea that will delight your senses. VyTA x Laurent Perrier’s champagne afternoon tea takes it up a notch with its balcony overlooking the Piazza and Market Building.
For a unique twist on the classic afternoon tea, try Tea with a Twist at Cinnamon Bazaar. This modern, Indian-inspired take on afternoon tea will tantalize your taste buds. And if you’re a Charlie & The Chocolate Factory fan, you will want to experience the themed afternoon tea at One Aldwych.
For a signature afternoon tea experience, head to Tea Emporium Mariage Frères, where guests can choose from over 200 types. With so many options, Covent Garden is the perfect destination to celebrate the Coronation with a delightful afternoon tea experience.
Exciting Events and Activities for The King’s Coronation
To enhance the celebratory atmosphere, starting in mid-April, the historic Market Building and streets of Seven Dials will be decked out with more than 4,000 Union Jack flags. These will provide an ideal backdrop for capturing memorable photographs, adding to the festive spirit of the occasion.
Jimmy C, a graffiti artist and Instagram sensation renowned for designing Brixton’s iconic David Bowie memorial mural, is set to create a new art installation in honour of the Coronation. Incorporating iconography from the Coronation, Jimmy will be live painting an extra particular themed mural on Tuesday, 25th April.
The art installation will be crafted in partnership with the recycling initiative ‘Every Can Counts‘ and will consist of over 700 cans, reflecting Covent Garden’s commitment to sustainability. Visitors can observe the live painting of this installation throughout the day on the North Piazza. It will remain in its location until 30th May, adding a touch of artistic flair to the Coronation celebrations.