Ways you can celebrate the King’s Coronation in the UK


As an international student in the UK, there are several ways you can celebrate the king’s coronation. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Attend public events: Many cities and towns in the UK may hold public events to celebrate the coronation. These events may include parades or street parties. Check with your local tourist information center, school or homestay to see if there are any events in your area.
  2. Watch the ceremony: If you cannot attend the coronation in person, you can still watch the ceremony on television or online. The BBC typically broadcasts the coronation ceremony live, so check your local listings to see if it will be broadcast in your area.
  3. Visit historical sites: The UK is home to many historical sites that are connected to the monarchy. You could visit places such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, or Westminster Abbey, which have significant connections to the monarchy.
  4. Learn about the monarchy: The UK has a rich history of monarchy, and as an international student, you can take this opportunity to learn more about the monarchy’s history and traditions. Visit museums, read books, or attend lectures to learn more.
  5. Host a coronation-themed party: You could host a coronation-themed party with your friends, homestay or school featuring traditional British food and drinks, decorations, and music. This could be a fun way to celebrate the coronation with your peers.
Throughout the country plans are being made to ‘Ring for the King’ at the coronation of King Charles III on 6 May 2023.

Ailie has taken this amazing opportunity to learn how to ring the church bells to be involved in the ‘Ring for the King’.

If this is something you might be interested in you can find out more here
This is the amazing view from the church Old St Matthew’s Church, Lightcliffe , the bells and the 4-faced clock mechanism.