Best spots to watch King Charles’ coronation procession in London on May 6 - three locations to get to early

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Three of the best spots to watch the royal procession on coronation day.

Londoners will be able to watch King Charles make his way to his coronation in person next weekend. His Majesty is set to travel to the Westminster Abbey for his crowning in a ceremonial royal procession.

As part of the historical celebrations, the King will travel to the royal church via a horse-drawn carriage. The Diamond Jubilee State Coach has been chosen to transport the King across the 1.3-mile route to Westminster Abbey.

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The procession route will pass some of the city’s most iconic spots. As it passes through the renowned Mall, royal parks Green Park and St John’s Park will be visible, with the route also nearing Big Ben.

Many locals and visitors are no doubt set to flock to the capital to line the route of the procession to get a glimpse of the King on the big day. Therefore, you may want to plan where you want to stand in order to secure a good view.

We break down the coronation procession route and the best spots to watch it from in the city according to the men’s accessories brand Trendhim.

King Charles’ coronation procession route 

Starting out at Buckingham Palace, His Majesty will first travel down the iconic Mall, which will see the King pass both Green Park and St John’s Park along the 0.93 km stretch.

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Next, he will go through the Admiralty Arch and progress by the south side of Trafalgar Square before turning into Whitehall. Continuing into parliament street, the procession will then go around the east and south sides of Parliament Square in order to reach the Sanctuary area of Westminster Abbey.

There is a demonstration of the route that shows the planned course available on the Royal Family YouTube channel.

Three viewing spots for the King’s coronation procession

The Mall

The iconic Buckingham Palace stretch is one of the first spots where Londoners will be able to get a glimpse of the King on the big day.

Royal fans will no doubt line the famous strip on the day with many others also likely to populate the neighbouring areas, including both Green and St James’ parks.

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There will also be large viewing screens in both of these locations that will show the King’s coronation ceremony to London crowds following the procession. There will only be one big screen in Green Park, which will be placed at the Broad Walk. St James’s Park will also have one located near the Marlborough Gate.

The nearest underground stops to the mall include both Green Park and St James’s Park. However, St James’s Park is set to be closed on coronation day.

Trafalgar Square

The bustling area of Trafalgar Square, which is adorned with many well-known monuments, will also be a part of the historical route.

The procession will pass through the south side of Trafalgar Square in particular. Therefore for the best view, you may want to watch from that side of the plaza.

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Nearby underground stops include Charing Cross and Embankment.


Whitehall is another spot royal fans can view the procession from. The road follows from Trafalgar Square towards Parliament Square.

Those wanting to watch from here will be able from the pathways. Watchers can line the stretch of road to see the King’s carriage go past.

The nearest stops to Whitehall are Charing Cross and Embankment.

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