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Apply for a King's Coronation street party

Apply to host a street party, and find extra information on how to make it a success.

Published: 16 March 2022

Last updated: 28 March 2023

To celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, we are supporting residents and community groups who would like to host street parties to mark this event.

The Coronation is taking place on Saturday 6 May 2023, and there will be a weekend of celebrations, including the Big Lunch on Sunday 7 May and the Big Help Out on Monday 8 May.

Residents and community groups can now apply to hold a street party on 6, 7 or 8 May. We want to provide as much support as possible for community-led events, so we are waiving our fees and will provide practical advice to guide you through the process of planning your Coronation street party.

If you would like the Lord Mayor of Westminster to attend your street party, please email us at [email protected]


Applications to host a street party will be open until midday on Friday 31 March 2023.

Apply to host a street party.

If you have any questions before hosting a street party, get in touch by emailing [email protected]

Guide to organising your own street party

The Government has published guidance, including tips, advice and support on organising a street party. View street party guidance on GOV.UK.

Coronation street parties are classed as:

  • Private community events are held in residential streets, which are only open to residents and surrounding neighbours.
  • They are organised by a resident’s association or a group of residents, with the full support of neighbours.
  • Free to attend and not commercial or sponsored.
  • No selling of any food/drink or other goods.

To organise your street party, you'll need to:    

  • submit an application to us
  • plan in advance; please apply to us by midday on Friday 31 March so we can work with you to get everything in place.
  • Consult with everyone on your street to get their support for the event, we recommend doing this via a letter drop, or you may already have other means of communication, such as WhatsApp, an email group or a newsletter.

The government have launched an interactive Coronation map showcasing events happening across the UK. If you'd like to, you can add your street party to the nationwide map.

Consulting with your neighbours

You must inform everyone on your street about your plans; the easiest way to do this is via a letter drop through everyone’s letterbox. You should aim to circulate your resident letter or communication as early as possible.

Below is a list of the information which should be included in the letter:

  • The proposed date of your event
  • For the proposed location of your event, we would recommend including a map
  • The start and end time of your event, including when event set up will begin, the time of the party and when the street will be clear again
  • If the road is closed, a map of the closure(s) with timings highlights clearly when vehicles will not be allowed to be moved.
  • What your event will include, for example, supply of food and drink, music, entertainment, bunting and street decoration
  • An invitation for neighbours to get involved, offer feedback, ask questions, or simply attend
  • Your, or the organiser's, contact details

Download a template resident letter:

Do I need a road closure?

If you are looking to hold your party in the street (for example, people, tables, chairs etc on the road), you will need to close the road.

Your application needs to be with us by midday on Friday 31 March and should include details of the section of road or whole road that you want to close to enable us to discuss your plans, how to do this safely and process the relevant documentation.

Risk assessments and insurance

We are not requesting professional event plans for residential street parties, however, as your event will be taking place in a public space, we will require you to complete a basic risk assessment to identify any potential hazards. Please be assured this is not an arduous task, and we will guide you through this. We can provide a template risk assessment on request. 

Public Liability Insurance is recommended and can be purchased for a very low cost from a range of insurance companies.

Find a risk assessment template below:

What else should I think about?

Below you can find some general things to think about when hosting a street party.

We've also created some more advice on how to make your party a success, including information about food hygiene, allergens, power supplies and licensing.


Instead of suspending parking bays, encourage your neighbours to move their cars elsewhere for the day if possible or look at where you set up your event to avoid parked cars. Also check with your neighbours for important appointments or deliveries on the day or if anyone is moving house or has construction works.

Plans may be able to be changed in advance or you may need to factor in how to manage vehicles whilst your event is taking place safely.

Food and drink

One of the most fun things about a community street party is everyone sharing food they have prepared or bought. It may be helpful on the day to remind everyone to be mindful of allergies, and to ask if they are unsure what might be in a dish if you are sharing.  

If you are thinking of cooking or BBQing on the street, let us know as there are a few more considerations we need to run through with you.

For everyone’s safety, you may want to ask people to use plastic glasses, plates and bowls to avoid any glass being broken.

Find more advice about food hygiene and allergens.


As with any events or activities, if you are looking to play music, please be mindful of, and respect your neighbours by keeping noise levels within comfortable limits and by not playing music too late or long.

Access and emergency vehicle access

Entrances to all premises on your street should be kept clear, and a route should be kept clear for emergency vehicles (fire, ambulance and police) to access the street. 

Please ensure any layout of tables and chairs or other equipment enables their quick removal, so emergency services are not delayed. Make sure you allow people to move about up and down the street.


We are all hoping for a weekend of sunshine, but just in case of wind or rain, ensure that anything on the street is properly secured with weights or tied down and that any electrical connections are waterproof.