Are you ready for the big day? Whether you’re hosting a street party or raising a glass to mark the occasion, here’s our curated collection of treats, tipples and events to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III on May 6th.
Theme your picnic table with this Royal Coronation Carriage cake stand from Talking Tables. Easy to assemble, it comes in nine flat pieces of sustainable card. Simply pile it high all manner of sweet and savoury treats and get stuck in.
Following the success of its release to mark the Queen’s Jubilee in 2022, Nyetimber launches a new bottle for the King’s Coronation. The limited edition Classic Cuvée is dressed in a patriotic Union flag and the eco-friendly bottle is fully recyclable. Available from the Wine Shop at Harvey Nichols.
Watching the Coronation with a cuppa? This Cartwright & Butler commemorative embossed tin, from Selfridges, features an assortment of buttery, crumbly bakes, and classic Earl Grey tea bags. Go on, put the kettle on!
Twelve lemon biscuits presented in a keepsake tin that look too good to eat. Well almost. These royal-inspired treats from Biscuiteers include the crown, the royal ermine, the Sovereign’s Orb and sceptre, and even a mini Westminster Abbey.
Toast the big day in the most English way possible with teas all round. The Three Cheers For King Charles III teapot, by Emma Bridgewater, makes enough brew for four mugs. It’s handcrafted and hand-decorated just up the M6 in Stoke on Trent.
Handmade by Bath-based Choc On Choc, these tasty-looking guards are a blend of delicious white and dark Belgian chocolate. They stand to attention around the tasty white chocolate egg! Available from Selfridges.
Patriotic chocolates? Count us in! Great British brand Charbonnel et Walker has wrapped its world-renowned Milk Sea Salt Caramel Truffles in the Union flag ready for sharing (or not, in our case). Available from the Foodmarket at Harvey Nichols, the best it is that this luxurious box contains a double layer!
Kocktail’s Coronation Crown Martini is an expert blend of dry vermouth, elderflower liqueur, rhubarb, cucumber and rose tea. The stylish and elegant serve, from John Lewis, it is the perfect accompaniment to mark this memorable occasion.
One look at the King Charles III Coronation tin means you won’t be able to pass this off as your own bake, but we’re not one to judge. This fruit loaf cake from Cartwright & Butler is made following an age-old recipe with lashings of fruit, whole glace cherries, almonds and walnuts. Available from Selfridges.
Birmingham Coronation Celebrations
Community-focussed events to mark the Coronation will take place in Centenary Square from 1pm to 9pm on Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7. The weekend celebrations will include live music and performances that represent the vibrant diversity of the city. Expect local acoustic musicians, choirs, bands and street entertainers. You’ll be able to watch the big screen broadcast of the Coronation from 11 am on Saturday, while on Sunday it will show the Coronation Concert live from 7pm.
For more information visit www.birminghamcoronation.co.uk
Hum for Rum! Bag yourself a free rum cocktail this Coronation weekend
How well do you know the national anthem? Revolución de Cuba, the Cuban-inspired bar and restaurant, is celebrating the King’s Coronation weekend by giving customers the chance to earn a free Pineapple Daiquiri, but there’s one catch…
Taking place across the entire Coronation weekend, Revolución de Cuba will be challenging customers to serenade bar staff with their very own rendition of ‘God Save the King’, and if they impress, they’ll be rewarded with a Pineapple Daiquiri on the house (while stocks last). Sing or hum, the choice is yours.
King Charles Spaniel’s to eat for free at Bill’s during the Coronation Bank Holiday
Hear-ye, Hear-ye … Calling all Cavalier King Charles Spaniel owners & King Charles Spaniel owners! With a dog named after actual royalty, it’s only fitting that your pawfect pooch is treated in likeness of His Royal Highness. Enter the gates of your local Bill’s this Coronation Bank Holiday Weekend to be awarded a pretty re-barkable treat.
From Saturday 6th – Monday 8th May, King Charles canines will be able to enjoy premium dog treats, “fit for royalty”. Treats from Denzel’s Premium Rewards range will be gifted to deserving dogs in celebration of their namesake’s Coronation, when their owner enjoys a main during either breakfast, lunch or dinner. For more information click here
Free cocktails for anyone with the name Charles, Camilla or with the surname King
With King Charles III’s Coronation edging ever-closer, the team at Cosy Club Birmingham has been busy preparing for this historic event and to further mark the occasion, anyone named Charles, Camilla or with the surname King will receive a teacup cocktail completely free of charge (ID required).
The Cosy Club Mixologist have also created two limited edition British-inspired cocktails in partnership with Hendrick’s Gin. Served in china teacups and priced at £6.95: Victoria Sponge – Pimm’s strawberry, vanilla and lemon served with a mini Victoria sponge on the side and Coronation Cup – elderflower, lemon, coconut and orange served with a mini cucumber sandwich on the side. For more information click here