On Saturday 6th May the nation will be celebrating the coronation of King Charles III - or perhaps just enjoying an extra bank holiday weekend 😉

Whatever your reason for celebrating Brighton has a range of special events to help you make the most of the Coronation Weekend... 

A Right Royal Spectacle: The Coronation of George IV

This walkthrough display celebrates the accession to the throne by one of the most extravagant British kings, to coincide with the excitement around the coronation of King Charles III. Throughout the ground floor of the Royal Pavilion, you will see pictures, costumes, documents, and objects from George’s spectacular Coronation, and find out about the stories of the people involved.

Celebrate the Coronation at Borde Hill

Browse archive material in the Africa Glasshouse relating to the 1937 and 1953 Coronations which were attended by the Garden’s founder, Colonel Stephenson, Robert Clarke, and Sir Ralph Stephenson Clarke respectively. Younger visitors can feel like a King or Queen for the day, wearing paper crowns as they enjoy a very royal children’s trail to spot hidden crowns dotted around the Garden. Tasty treats including Coronation cupcakes, champagne sorbet, Coronation cocktails and mocktails will also be available. 

Regency Routemaster themed bus tours

Decked in her finery touring Brighton and Hove for the Coronation. Brighton Regency Routemaster are putting on a set of special coronation themed tours for the king’s coronation in May! The tours will run from the 3rd-6th May and can all be booked via their website.

A Taste of Britain with The Jolly Sportsman

This Coronation weekend The Jolly Sportsman have introduced a playful take on classic British dishes with their 6 course Taste of Britain tasting menu. Enjoy six different dishes inspired by very British events from days at the races to Friday night fish and chips. This Coronation weekend the Jolly Sportsman has dinner covered!

King Charles III Coronation Pennants

The mayor invited local schools to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III as an opportunity for children to engage creatively with an important moment in history. Brighton & Hove children submitted pennant shaped portraits of King Charles III in a range of materials, each one unique. Visit Hove Museum of Creativity to see all the pennants and create one of your own!

Coronation Big Night Out 

Party like Royalty with Pryzm Brighton this bank holiday weekend. Join them for the King’s Coronation afterparty and the Ultimate Neon Rave. Dance the night away until the early hours with glow-batons, face paint, uv cannons and so much more!

Coronation Weekend at The Poets Ale & Smokehouse

The Poets Ale and Smokehouse is a modern British community pub in Hove, East Sussex. This Coronation weekend they are putting on a variety of royalty themed events. Enjoy local ales, Pimm’s, fizz, northern soul, mod, SKA and 60s beats on the Friday. Charity pig racing (raising money for food for friends) on the Saturday and a very special coronation concert on the Sunday.

Coronation Screening – Jubilee Square

King Charles III’s Coronation will be shown on a big screen in Jubilee Square on Saturday 6th May. The big screen will be set-up with a covered area to ensure the space can be used whatever the weather. There will be food and drink stalls onsite as well as space for people to bring their own picnics. After the Coronation, the site will become an outdoor music venue with big-screen capacity for the annual city-wide Children’s Parade on Sunday 7th May.

Charlie’s Bottomless Brunch at The Walrus

A stone’s throw from the beach, on historic Ship Street in Brighton’s famous lanes, you’ll find The Walrus with its labyrinth of eclectically decorated rooms and endless winding passageways. This Coronation weekend enjoy a delicious bottomless brunch in their wonderful hidden two-storey roof garden!

A Right Royal Rave Up

Caravanserai and Brighton Fringe are delighted to invite you to a Right-Royal-Rave-Up! Coronation Greet, Coronation Meet, Coronation Eat and Coronation Beat... Everyone is welcome to this FREE event. A street party celebration with cucumber sarnies hosted by the delightful Ladies that Lunch. 

Coronation High Tea for Two

Albourne Wine Estate are celebrating the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III with a scrumptious high tea. Enjoy homemade sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, generous slices of Lemon Drizzle cake and Chocolate Brownies for two. All hand-made locally and accompanied by a glass of their sparkling wine.

More Tales from The Windmill

More Tales from the Windmill presents A Right Royal Theatrical Do, an event that brings together 3D illustrated lanterns, puppet theatre, animation, paintings, books, fortune-telling, live folk music, and a 3D Coronation kit to cut out and colour. Not to mention the 50s-style television live-stream of King Charles being crowned. This event is part of the Artists Open Houses festival

Leonardslee Coronation Celebration

Celebrate the Coronation of his Majesty King Charles III with a walk through Leonardslee Gardens, being sure not to miss their aptly named Coronation Garden. The perfect day out for the whole family to celebrate. Enjoy a royal themed afternoon tea at Leonardslee House or find an alfresco picnic spot in their 240 acres of garden with pre-booked picnics. Get creative with free kid's activities throughout the gardens and coronation crafts in the Courtyard Café.

Brighton Bandstand Music for Youth Performance

Music for Youth is delighted to stage a national event for young musicians to mark the Coronation of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen Consort. Funded by Arts Council England and made possible thanks to National Lottery players, the Coronation Bandstand Project will see thousands of young musicians perform on bandstands across England, enabling music and young people to play an important part in marking this historic occasion.

Ragroof Tea Dance

The legendary Ragroof Tea Dance returns to the beautiful Brighton Spiegeltent, featuring a DJ playing vintage tunes, glamorous costumes, glorious dance displays, and their trademark Instant Dance Classes. Dance through the decades! Since King Charles was born in 1948, British dancehalls have seen a whirlwind of dance crazes, from Jitterbug to Jive, the Twist to the Locomotion, the Mambo to the Macarena – and not forgetting the Saturday Night Fever frenzy of the 1970s. 

1980’s Tea Party

Join The Queen's totally rad and bodacious 1980’s afternoon tea! They’ll have some traditional afternoon tea elements, but also some 80’s classics. Dance the afternoon away to 80s tunes and videos from local resident DJ.

Brighton Music Hall’s Royal Soiree!

Kicking off each day Brighton Music Hall will be serving beach front breakfasts and coffees at 10am. There will be live music from 11am-8pm as well as the Royal Dance Troupe, big bands and live DJs from 8pm till late. 

Coronation Cream Tea

Take a journey sky high above Brighton before indulging in Cream Tea beside the sea. The Coronation includes Coronation Chicken (or Chickpea) Sandwiches as well as the classic scone with clotted cream and jam. Why not upgrade your celebration and include a glass of Sussex Sparkling Wine?

A Royal Afternoon Tea

Brighton offers lots of opportunities to enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea from quirky tea rooms to classic hotels. There is so much to choose from! Enjoy tea & cake from vintage inspired tea salon Metorodeco, a traditional afternoon tea at The Grand, Brighton Palace Pier inspired afternoon tea at Harbour Hotel (featuring candyfloss, mini burgers and more!) or Hotel Du Vin’s unique twist on traditional tea (featuring local teas from Bird and Blend).

We hope you all enjoy the special Coronation weekend! 




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