King Charles coronation: London landmarks including Big Ben to be lit up for coronation - full list

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Landmarks across London, including Big Ben will be lit up to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.

Landmarks will be lit up in red, white and blue to mark the crowning of King Charles and Queen Camilla. The displays will take place on Saturday evening after the coronation ceremony, from 8pm until midnight, and during the same period on Sunday to coincide with the BBC’s Lighting Up The Nation event. 

Projections of national flowers of all four home nations – a rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock, will also appear on Big Ben. The words of the national anthem, God Save The King, will also appear on the iconic tower before the projection culminates with the coronation emblem, designed by Sir Jony Ive, a British product designer and chancellor of the Royal College of Art.

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On coronation day, King Charles and Queen Camilla will travel from Buckingham Palace, along the Mall to Trafalgar Square, along Whitehall to Parliament Square and then to Westminster Abbey. They will then be crowned inside Westminster Abbey.

Celebrations will include a special coronation concert on May 7 and a bank holiday on May 8. Below is a full list of London landmarks that will be illuminated to mark the coronation. 

London landmarks that will be lit up to celebrate the coronation

  • Big Ben 

  • Tower Bridge 

  • London Bridge 

  • Guildhall House

  • Mansion House

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Big Ben, London

Worldwide landmarks which will mark the coronation

Over in New York, the Empire State Building will also be illuminated in red, white and blue to mark the coronation. The building will shine on Friday night. 

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