Liverpool rolls out the Royal red carpet for the Coronation

Image caption: His Majesty King Charles greets well wishers on his recent visit to Liverpool

LIVERPOOL is rolling out the red carpet for the Coronation of King Charles III this weekend.

The events taking place in Liverpool to mark the Coronation include: a screening of the historic ceremony at the Pier Head, street parties, two church services and the lighting up of the Town Hall.

The celebrations come just a week after His Majesty and The Queen Consort visited Liverpool to unveil the Eurovision TV stage, and for the twinning of Central Library with Odesa Regional Scientific Library in Ukraine.

Screening of Coronation – Saturday 6 May

The Coronation will be screened in the Eurovision Fan Village at the Pier Head.

Doors open at 10:30am and everyone is welcome to come along and watch the historic event, broadcast live from Westminster Abbey.

Street parties – Saturday 6 May and Sunday 7 May

Liverpool City Council has waived the normal temporary road closure fee, enabling residents to mark the Coronation with friends and neighbours.

A total of 22 street parties are being held across the city on Saturday and Sunday:

Saturday 6 May

David Street, L8

Bodmin Road, L4

Cleveley Road, L18

Canterbury Street, L19

Harold Newgass Drive, L19

Swainson Road, L10

Ampthill Road, L17

Thornton Road, L16

Lenthall Street, L4

September Road, L6


Sunday 7 May

Alcester Road, L12

Granard Road, L15

Redwing Lane, L25

Meredale Road, L18

Minver Road, L12

Tulip Road, L15

Addingham Road, L18

Cumberland Avenue, L17

Dunsdon Road, L25

Alverstone Road, L18

Garden Lane, L9

Masters Way, L19

In addition, two church services are being held which the public are able to attend:

  • A vigil mass at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on Friday 5 May at 5pm
  • A civic service at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on Sunday 7 May – people needed to be seated by 10am

Liverpool Town Hall will be lit up red, white and blue on Saturday 6 May.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Roy Gladden said:

“The Coronation is a once-in-a-lifetime event and we are really keen for as many people as possible to come together to mark this historic occasion.

“We know that we have many international visitors here for Eurovision who will have an interest in the Coronation, which is why we are screening the ceremony in the Fan Village at the Pier Head.

“Hundreds of our residents will be attending street parties with their neighbours, friends and relatives, and it is sure to be a weekend to remember.”

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