King Charles III's coronation will occur on Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Westminster Abbey. All of the United Kingdom is lit up for the festivities that will take place on the weekend for everyone to see. For travellers in the country and especially for those in the hub of all the happenings - London, you don't want to miss witnessing this once-in-a-lifetime event. Experience the culture, history, and flavour of British customs and traditions on this historic weekend. If you're in London this weekend, here's all you need to do for a culturally-rich visit.
Top 7 Things To Do In London This Weekend
1. Visit To The Buckingham Palace
London will be bursting with excitement on the first weekend of May this year as Britain's new monarch will arrive at the service in the King's Procession from Buckingham Palace and return via the spectacular Coronation Procession with other key members of the royal family. Visitors who could usually watch the Palace can now join the euphoric crowds on the Mall to get a glimpse of the parade and then move up to Buckingham Palace to witness the iconic moment.
2. Visit To The Big Ben
One of the most prominent landmarks of London, Big Ben is a must-visit if you are travelling to London for the first time. Big Ben was the largest bell inside of the clock tower but the clock tower itself is popularised as Big Ben. The clock tower is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and should be on your agenda.
3. Tour The Houses Of Parliament
The Parliament and its iconic architecture is beautiful to look at but you can also take a tour in the Houses of Parliament and attend the debates at the House. Wouldn't it be an interesting thing to add to your travel itinerary?
4. Take A Stroll At The Westminster Bridge
A stroll across Westminster Bridge would assure mesmerising landscapes, and stunning views of Big Ben, the London Eye, and Parliament. You can soak in the London culture while walking across the bridge and witnessing the famous red double-decker buses, phone booths, and black taxis.
5. Enjoy The Beauty Of Windsor
This quaint and charming town is just a 40-minute drive outside of London. Travellers can enjoy picturesque walks in Windsor Great Park, spot deer in the pretty meadows and woodlands and wander down the Long Walk, a historic three-mile avenue from Windsor Castle to the beautiful Copper Horse statue. You can rent a cab or drive your vehicle through scenic landscapes and admire the beauty of the town.
6. Go On A Picnic At Hyde Park
Hyde Park is a large and popular park amongst joggers. It is also where the Winter Wonderland, a Christmas market, and an amusement park open to visitors from November end to January. You can arrange a day's picnic at the park and feed the birds at the Serpentine Lake in the park as King Charles III officially takes the throne.
7. Take A Ride On The London Eye
To get one of the best views of the entire London city, riding on the London Eye is a must. You get the entire view of the city from the top and it would be one of the most memorable things to do. You can see the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, St.Paul's Cathedral, the Shard, and all the famous London landmarks from the top.
So if you are in and around London this weekend, make it to the celebrations and witness historic moment.