The city is preparing to celebrate the first coronation of most people’s lifetimes and as it does, we take a look at how you can mark the momentous occasion.


King’s coronation on the big screens

Jubilee Square and the Palace Pier are the two best places in the city to catch a glimpse of Charles’s coronation on a big screen alongside hundreds of other royal fans.

The atmosphere at both venues is set to be electric, with Jubilee Square in Jubilee Street the centre of Brighton’s celebrations.

The pier will also be showing the event, with two-for-one cocktail offers, children’s entertainers, live music and cream teas.

Anne Ackord, chief executive of the Palace Pier, said: “It’s likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for many of us and as the whole country celebrates, I know our city will lead the way in welcoming the new monarch.

“From the queen of piers to King Charles and Queen Camilla, our congratulations and God save the king.”


Music For Youth’s coronation performance

School bands performing all genres of music, musical theatre, dance and spoken word will take to the bandstand on Brighton seafront for what will be a thrilling day of musical variety.

Supported by Music For Youth and Arts Council England, the show is one of 16 taking place across England to see in the new monarch’s reign.

Music For Youth’s director of programmes Kate Gardner said: “We are so excited to bring young musicians together from across England to celebrate this special occasion.

“Young people make great music and we encourage you to come along and support the next generation of musicians through this historic event.”

This is happening from 1pm to 7pm, Brighton Bandstand, King’s Road.

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A walk through the woods as bluebells bloom

The Woodland Trust is encouraging people to get out and explore England’s beautiful countryside as it blasts into life this spring.

King Charles is an avid lover of nature and would no doubt approve of venturing into the woods to see the bluebells over his coronation weekend, the trust said.

The woods at Stanmer Park, on the outskirts of Brighton, are packed with the brightly-coloured flowers at this time over year, making for a fantastic photo opportunity.


Coronation cream tea on the i360

The i360 is well known for its cream teas but things are going to get regal this weekend as guests can enjoy a special edition cream tea 138 metres up in the air.

Customers can catch a unique view of the city as it celebrates the coronation of King Charles while sampling fresh twists on traditional English classics – and a bit of bubbly, too.


Palmeira and Adelaide’s Coronation Party

One of Brighton and Hove’s most historic areas is hosting a large street party alongside a craft fair and concert.

The event in Adelaide Crescent is expected to be one of the biggest in the city, with Union flags and bunting all around, coupled with the strong community spirit of the Palmeira and Adelaide Garden Fund which is organising the day.

Although seats are now sold out, people are welcome to join in the fun and have a drink while enjoying the music.

Entry is £2 and it is happening from noon to 5pm in Adelaide Crescent, Hove.


Cheeky Charlie’s Big Weekender

For those after something a little less patriotic, Brighton still has all the answers.

Pryzm in West Street is holding a weekend of huge events to see in the new monarch, and the day of the coronation sees the seafront venue host Kings of Neon, a massive UV party.


1980s Afternoon Tea Party

The Queen’s Hotel on Brighton seafront is holding a 1980s-themed tea party, where guests can expect “some traditional afternoon tea elements, but also some 80s classics”.

A DJ will be providing 80s tunes and videos throughout the day.


As well as the the coronation celebrations, the city is also gearing up for the Brighton Festival, which launches this weekend.

Gavin Stewart, chief executive of Brighton Business Improvement District (BID), said: “Ahead of the city’s celebrations, we are really excited that Brighton’s Festival month is finally here.

“There’s so much going on in the city celebrating everything from literature to rock music and kids' events to comedy. 

“The city centre is dressed and ready with banners designed by local artist Rose Apps and we are all set to welcome the thousands of visitors and locals who help bring in an estimated £60 million to the local economy every year.”