Where you can watch the ceremony on big screen across the UK

King Charles - Chris Jackson/PA

King Charles – Chris Jackson/PA

Thousands of people across Britain will be able to gather to celebrate King Charles’s coronation in public, with large screens set up in towns and cities across all four countries.

More than 57 venues across the UK, from Bournemouth to Belfast, will be installing big screens, meaning more than 100,000 people will be able to watch the event in their cities.

Some already confirmed highlights include Cardiff Castle, Belfast City Hall and Picadilly Gardens in Manchester.

Huge television screens will also be placed in Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park for public viewing in London. St James’s Park screens will also broadcast the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle on Sunday 7 May.

Commenting on the project, Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said: “The Coronation will be a magical moment bringing people together to celebrate the best of Britain over a special weekend in May.

“These large screens, in key locations in cities and towns across the four UK nations, will make it easier for everyone to attend and have a memorable experience to celebrate this exciting and historic event.”

A celebratory weekend of festivities will see local authorities host events including cultural festivals, live music and community workshops.

The induction ceremony will be followed by a coronation concert at Windsor Castle on Sunday 7 May. Iconic locations across the UK will be illuminated using projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.

Thousands of coronation dinners and street parties will also be held across the UK and across the Commonwealth, with communities coming together to celebrate the occasion.

And people across Britain are being encouraged to take part in the Big Help Out volunteer scheme on Monday 8 May.

Here, we detail all the places where you’ll be able to watch the coronation on big screens.


  • Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

  • Parliament Square, Oldham

North East

  • Sunderland (multiple locations across the city TBC)

  • Newcastle Upon Tyne (location to be confirmed)

  • Northumberland (location to be confirmed)

  • Darlington Market Square, Darlington

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Town hall, hull

  • Trinity Market, Hull

  • City Park, Bradford

  • Piece Hall, Halifax

  • St Peter’s Parish Church, Huddersfield

  • Dewsbury Library, Dewsbury

  • Millennium Square, Leeds

  • Pontefract Castle, Wakefield

  • Peace Gardens, Sheffield

  • Glass Works, Barnsley


  • Bristol Cathedral, Bristol

  • Bristol and Bath Science Park, Bristol

  • Lower Gardens, Bournemouth

  • Baiter Park, Poole

  • The Quomps, Christchurch

  • Plymouth (location to be confirmed)



  • Centenary Square, Birmingham

  • Broadgate, Coventry

  • Himley Hall, Dudley

  • Sandwell Valley Showground, Sandwell

  • The Core, Solihull

  • Derby Cathedral, Derby

  • Smithfield, Hanley City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent

  • Nottingham (location to be confirmed)

  • De Montfort University, Leicester



northern Ireland

How can you witness the coronation processions in person?

Supporters can flock to central London for a glimpse of the processions as the King and Queen make their way to Westminster Abbey and back to Buckingham Palace.

Around 3,800 seats in a purpose-built grandstand opposite Buckingham Palace will be offered to veterans, NHS and social workers and representatives of charitable organizations with links to the royal family. In addition, 354 uniformed cadets will be given the opportunity to watch the procession at Admiralty Arch.

There will be viewing areas along The Mall and Whitehall which are at limited capacity and may close before the events start.

After the ceremony, the 1.3-mile coronation procession route will take the King and Queen from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace, but avoid large sections of the capital that were taken up during Queen Elizabeth II’s five-mile route of 1953.

It will be the reverse of their journey to the Abbey, meaning that people who have managed to secure a place along the way will see the King twice.

For the journey to the Abbey, the procession will leave Buckingham Palace through Center Gate, and proceed along The Mall, passing Admiralty Arch and along the south side of Trafalgar Square, along Whitehall and along Parliament Street.

It will then travel the east and south sides of Parliament Square to the Broad Sanctuary to arrive at the Sanctuary of Westminster Abbey, where the coronation service will begin at 11.00am.

The return procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace will follow the same route in reverse, but will be on a larger scale.

It will include the armed forces of all of the Commonwealth and British Overseas Territories and all services of the United Kingdom’s armed forces, together with The Sovereign’s Bodyguard and Royal Watermen.

Their Majesties will return to Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach, last seen during the Pageant of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in June 2022.

Additional screen sites will be announced in due course.

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