The official celebrations continue on Sunday 7th May, with a Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle and the Coronation Big Lunch.
 
This is an opportunity to spend time and celebrate with friends and family.  If you are in London during this weekend, we have a range of cruises available on Sunday 7th May:

 

London Lunch Cruise – from £67 per adult | £56 per child

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on a 1hr 45min cruise along the River Thames, past some of London’s most famous sights, with commentary.

A delicious two-course lunch will be served to your table and drinks can be purchased from the bar.

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Thames Sunday Lunch Jazz Cruise – from £85 per adult | £40 per child

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday Lunch with stunning views as you sail past the best sights London has to offer, with a three course meal and live Jazz entertainment.

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London Afternoon Tea Cruise – from £70 per adult | £50 per child

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on a 1hr 30min cruise along the River Thames, past some of London’s most famous sights, with commentary.

A traditional afternoon tea will be served to your table and drinks can be purchased from the bar.

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London by Land – LUNCH OR DINNER – from £70 per adult

Enjoy a 3-hour Luxury London Bus Tour with a 6-course dinner and audioguide

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London Riverlights Cruise – from £39 per adult

Enjoy a 2-hour early evening cruise, with Sparkling Wine, Canapes.

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London Dinner Cruise – from £111 per person

Dine and dance on this great dinner cruise on the Thames, see spectacular views and enjoy show songs and top hits sung by a live performer.

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The Coronation Concert

A coronation concert is a musical performance held as part of the celebration of a monarch’s coronation. The concert will take place at Windsor Castle.

Coronation concerts have a long history in many countries around the world. In the United Kingdom, for example, a coronation concert was first held in 1727 to celebrate the coronation of King George II. Since then, many monarchs have celebrated their coronations with similar musical events, featuring some of the country’s most prominent musicians and performers.

The specific format of a coronation concert can vary depending on the country and culture involved. In some cases, the concert may be a formal affair, featuring classical music and choral performances. In other cases, it may be a more informal event, featuring popular music and contemporary performers.

Regardless of the format, the goal of a coronation concert is to celebrate the coronation of the monarch and to showcase the country’s musical heritage and talent. It is often seen as a way to bring people together and to create a sense of national pride and unity.

The most recent coronation to take place in the UK was that of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, and a concert was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of the coronation celebrations. However, Windsor Castle has played host to many other musical events over the years, including concerts to celebrate royal weddings and anniversaries.

One notable musical event that took place at Windsor Castle was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012, which was held in the castle’s Quadrangle and featured a wide range of musical performers, including Sir Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder.

 


 

The Coronation Big Lunch

The Coronation Big Lunch is an event that is held as part of the annual Big Lunch initiative in the UK. The Big Lunch is a community event that aims to bring people together to share food, get to know each other, and build stronger connections within their neighborhoods.

The Coronation Big Lunch specifically commemorates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, which took place on June 2, 1953. The event is typically held on the closest Sunday to this date, and is a way for people to celebrate the history and traditions of their country while also connecting with their neighbors.

The Coronation Big Lunch can take many forms, depending on the community and the organizers involved. Some communities might hold a traditional street party, with tables set up in the middle of the road and decorations that evoke the spirit of the 1950s. Others might hold a potluck or picnic in a local park or community center, with attendees bringing dishes to share and games and activities for all ages.

The goal of the Coronation Big Lunch is to create a sense of community and belonging, and to encourage people to connect with their neighbors in a fun and festive environment. By bringing people together over food and shared traditions, the hope is that the event will help to build stronger, more resilient communities that can weather whatever challenges come their way.