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The best hotels near Buckingham Palace for King Charles’ coronation

The best hotels near Buckingham Palace for King Charles’ coronation

As the UK gears up to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III on 6 May 2023, many people are planning trips to London to celebrate the momentous event.

The first crowning of a new monarch in 70 years will see the new king and queen of the UK and other Commonwealth realms be officially coronated at Westminster Abbey, following a procession starting from Buckingham Palace known as The King’s Procession.

Buckingham Palace of the ceremony in a statement: “The Coronation is a solemn religious service, together with an occasion for celebration and pageantry.

“The ceremony has retained a similar structure for over a thousand years, and this year’s Coronation is expected to include the same core elements while recognising the spirit of our times.”

For those wanting to stay in London to mark the occasion, there are a whole host of hotels nearby. Here’s our pick of places to check-in, all coveniently located a 25-minute walk or less from the royal residence.

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Rubens at the Palace is ideal for a family-friendly stay

(Rubens at The Palace)

Walking time: 6 minutes

There’s an opulent splendour to this hotel, where the bedrooms have silk wall coverings and chandeliers. Children can expect an activity pack and cookies waiting in their bedrooms, as well as a cuddly corgi that nods to the hotel’s proximity to Buckingham Palace. There’s a “director of fun” who can help to plan activities, and a late 6pm check out on Sundays to make the most of nearby attractions. Children can take part in a Rubens Pastry Experience to decorate and take away their own cupcake.

There are plenty of room options for families. The larger suites accommodate two under 12s, while the many interconnecting rooms in the family wing accommodate up to 11. The next-door South African bar does fun, tasty food for children, while the main restaurant has breakfast options such as pancakes.