King's coronation: Where are the street parties near me?

Events will take place across the country to mark the first coronation in seven decades

King Charles and Camilla at the Big Jubilee Lunch in 2022
Street parties will take place to mark King Charles' coronation. (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

King Charles' coronation is expected to be marked with thousands of street parties across the country this weekend.

Many Britons will break out the bunting and Union flags at celebrations to mark the first coronation of a UK monarch in seven decades.

As the historic occasion draws closer, here's everything you need to know to get involved:

Where are the coronation street parties near me?

To find out which street parties are happening near you, type your postcode into the government's interactive map of coronation events.

Most of the get-togethers will take place this Sunday, 7 May, the day after the King is crowned in an ancient ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

Across the bank holiday weekend, more than 3,000 street parties will take place in England alone, covering a total of 263 miles, according to recent figures.

King Charles III on a walkabout outside Buckingham Palace
King Charles III on a walkabout outside Buckingham Palace before the coronation. (Photo by James Manning/PA Images via Getty Images)

Buckingham Palace has urged people to come together for the Coronation Big Lunch "in a nationwide act of celebration and friendship". King Charles and Camilla, the Queen Consort, have personally chosen a recipe for a 'Coronation Quiche' to mark the occasion.

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh will attend a Big Lunch in Cranleigh, while Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will attend a big lunch in Windsor. The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will attend a community street party in Swindon.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will host his own Big Lunch at Downing Street, with community volunteers set to be among the guests.

Culture secretary Lucy Frazer said: "We want everyone up and down the country to have the opportunity to get involved in the coronation of His Majesty the King and her Majesty the Queen Consort.

"Our interactive map will help you find activities, events and celebrations nearby. Whether you're hosting a street party, planning a big lunch, a screening or activity for the Big Help Out, we want to hear from you.

"This is a fantastic occasion to come together with friends, family and your local community to mark this historic moment."

Peter Stewart of the Eden Project charity, which is organising the Coronation Big Lunch, said: "Sharing friendship, food and fun together gives people more than just a good time.

"People feel less lonely, make friends and go on to get more involved with their community, all as a result of sharing a sarnie and a chat in their neighbourhood.

"The Coronation Big Lunch helps you bring the celebration right into your own street or backyard so that anyone and everyone, across the UK and beyond, can be part of this amazing moment in our history."

CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 5: A general view of a street party on Melbourne Road in Llanishen on June 5, 2022 in Cardiff, Wales. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
A street party in Llanishen, Cardiff celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II. (Getty Images)

For those hoping to make the most of the coronation weekend, pubs, clubs and bars will be allowed to stay open into the early hours.

Licensing hours have been extended from the normal 11pm to 1am between Friday, 5 May and Sunday, 7 May in England and Wales.

Pubs will enjoy a £120m boost as they will pour a total of 62 million pints over the weekend, according to the British Beer and Pub Association.

Video: Royal enthusiasts gather on Mall ahead of the coronation