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Celebrating the King's Coronation in London

How will you be marking the King's Coronation in London this upcoming 6th of May? Here at Brigit's Bakery we never miss a chance to celebrate, especially the occasion is a royal one. So here's everything you need to know if you want to celebrate this unique event in style.

King’s Coronation London Bus Tour

The King's Coronation Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

If you've ever been on one of our afternoon tea bus tours before, you'll know we love a themed party to mark a milestone, date, or celebration. We celebrated many events centered around the royal family in the past, including the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and, more recently, the Jubilee. So we wouldn't miss the King's Coronation for the world!

That's why we're honoured to bring to you the King's Coronation Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. The tour will run from the 24th of April until the end of May 2023. During this period, the festive tour will replace our Classic afternoon tea bus tour and will follow the same route. From the comfort of our bus, you'll be able to admire Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street, and many more iconic London landmarks.

In true Brigit's Bakery's style, you can expect an exclusive (royal) afternoon tea menu (more on that below), plus a fully themed and decorated double-decker bus. But there's more!

Our partnership with Majesty Magazine

As we often do with royal occasions, we will be delighting our customers with a guide onboard. Their role on the tour is to entertain and inform while supplying fun facts that people may (or may not) know about King Charles III and his coronation, provided by one of our partners, Majesty Magazine.

Majesty Magazine: King's Coronation London Bus Tour

Majesty is the only monthly magazine with more than 40 years of publishing. They publish 12 copies a year that are sold in more than 50 countries worldwide both in print and in digital format.

Majesty Magazine first appeared on the newsstands in May 1980. At the time, it featured the Prince of Wales on the front cover. And a mere three months later, the magazine marked the occasion of the Queen Mother's 80th birthday. It was in the autumn of that year that Lady Diana Spencer arrived on the scene. And as we know, she stimulated a global interest in royal matters that, to this date, shows no sign of abating.

Over the last four decades, Majesty Magazine has covered many happy events, including weddings, birthdays, and Jubilees. Of course, there have also been some sad occasions for the House of Windsor and members of the royal family not just in the UK but all over the world. When it comes to Majesty Magazine, it's all about history in the making. And we couldn't be prouder to collaborate with this fantastic institution for this exclusive tour.

The King's Coronation Afternoon Tea Menu

The King's Coronation afternoon tea menu is curated by no other than Grant Harrold The Royal Butler, who used to work for King Charles at Highgrove House in The Cotswolds. Now Royal Commentator, British Entertainer, and Broadcaster, Grant is a leading UK Etiquette Expert. He also works with and advises Royals and their households across the globe.

The Royal Butler: King's Coronation London Bus Tour

Over the last 23 years, Grant has worked alongside many other Royals, VIPs, and Celebrities. Grateful for his experience, we are truly excited to share the King's Coronation Afternoon Tea Menu with you.

You can find more details about the menu and book your place on the themed bus tour here. And if you have any specific requirements for alternative dietary ingredients, please check our additional menus.

The Coronation decorations onboard the bus

We extend a heartfelt thank you to our generous sponsor Talking Tables for their contribution of stunning decorations that added an extra touch of royalty to our Coronation themed bus tour. Their King's coronation collection is eco-friendly and plastic free. You can check it out on their website here: Talking Tables King's Coronation Collection

King’s Coronation London Bus Tour

More about the Coronation weekend

Want to know more about the Coronation weekend and any other events that may be happening when the first-born son of our beloved late Queen Elizabeth II will officially be crowned alongside the Queen Consort Camilla?

While some of the details around the Coronation still haven't been confirmed, Buckingham Palace is pleased to announce that the ceremony will be held at Westminster Abbey in London and conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, as it's been the case since the coronation of William the Conquerer in 1066.

While strongly rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry, the service (taking place on Saturday, the 6th of May) will reflect the role of the monarchy today and also look at the future. Their Majesties will arrive at Westminster Abbey in a King's Procession from Buckingham Palace. After the ceremony, they will return in a Coronation Procession to Buckingham Palace and appear on the balcony.

On Sunday, the 7th of May, we can all look forward to a special Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle. This will be broadcast live by the BBC and BBC Studios and will feature a world-class orchestra (with some of the world's biggest entertainers and dance performers) as well as The Coronation Choir.

On Sunday, the 7th of May a Coronation Big Lunch (overseen and organised by the Eden project) will also take place. The event has been running for years, but it has been moved to coincide with the date of the Coronation. Communities across the country are invited to share food and fun together. Anyone up for a street party? Above all, their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort hope that the whole weekend will represent a joyous opportunity to celebrate with friends, families, and communities.

Beyond the Coronation weekend

The Big Help Out (a national day of volunteering) will take place on Monday the 8th of May. It's the day of the additional Bank Holiday, so mark the date. The National Trust, RNLI Lifeboats, the RSPCA, and several other organisations will also attend.

And last but not least, if you're looking for something interesting to do in the summer, Kensington Palace is hosting its largest exhibition, entitled Crown to Couture. Modern masterpieces will feature alongside historical garments worn by Monarchs. This will run between the 5th of April and the 29th of October 2023.

So how will you be celebrating the King's Coronation in London this upcoming May?

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