King Street to Host Party for the King

Coronation celebrations taking place in centre of Hammersmith

Live music performances will be held on the day

April 21, 2023

A day of fun to mark the Coronation of King Charles III is being planned on the appropriately named King Street.

On Saturday 6 May there will be a series of free events organised by Hammersmith BID along with the council including a Coronation Trail.

Working with charity Starlight and with prizes to win, all participants will receive a Union Jack flag to help them join in the day’s festivities once they’ve completed the trail.

Face painting will also be on offer, with donations going to Starlight, and holders of the BID’s free Privilege Card will be able to enjoy a soft drink at lunchtime.

From 11am to 5pm, families can pick up a trail guide at the Hammersmith BID stall outside H&M. From there, they’ll need to track down all ten letters located in shops around Hammersmith to make up the royal phrase.

When completed, the flyer can be handed back to the Hammersmith BID stall in exchange for a prize while stocks last.

holders of the BID’s free Privilege Card will be able to enjoy a soft drink at lunchtime
Holders of the BID’s free Privilege Card will be able to enjoy a soft drink at lunchtime

Participants can also choose to enter a raffle for the chance to win a National Geographic Telescope and Microscope set courtesy of Starlight, a £100 Turtle Bay voucher or a bundle of Starlight goodies.

King Street will be closed to traffic, a big screen on Lyric Square will be showing the Coronation live and there will be musical entertainment throughout the day.

Hammersmith-based Starlight is the national charity for children’s play in healthcare. Starlight helps support children to experience the power of play to boost their wellbeing and resilience during treatment, care and recovery from illness.

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