The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich is hosting a series of exciting events over the King's Coronation weekend.

It invites the public to come and enjoy the beautiful riverside site and its Christopher Wren-designed buildings as well as the opportunity to take part in the special events being held for the Coronation.

The Coronation of King Charles III takes place on May 6, and the Old Royal Naval College has a fun-filled schedule of celebratory events for the whole bank holiday weekend.

The expansive grounds will be live with music, lawn games, a Street Food market and bars serving drinks for the occasion.

Enjoy and indulge before taking part in the events onsite that are planned for the weekend, including the Big Lunch and Big Help Out, Royal Tours, a parade by the Sea Cadets and their marching band, afternoon teas and more.

Here is a breakdown of what is happening at The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich from May 4 until May 8.

  • Thursday May 4 – Monday May 8: Cray Valley Radio Society’s radio station

“Members of Cray Valley Radio Society, based in Eltham, will establish a world-class flagship radio station in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, endorsed by the Radio Society of Great Britain.

“The radio station will be capable of worldwide communication, and they will make shortwave radio contacts with thousands of radio operators around the world, sharing the Coronation celebrations with the Commonwealth and further afield.

“Visitors will be invited to take the microphone and speak with people from around the world, with the aim of making 14,000 contacts between 4th – 8th May.”

  • Friday May 5 - Painted Hall Late Opening

 “The site’s magnificent Painted Hall, a Baroque masterpiece, will be open Late on Friday 5th May, from 6-9pm.

“A community ticket will allow locals entry to the Late for just £5, and visitors can enjoy food and drink from the Undercroft Café and Bar, browse the Painted Hall shop, and find out more about the Painted Hall from the guides.”

  • Saturday May 6 - Comedy Royal Guards

“The Comedy Royal Guards will entertain with cheeky banter and razor-sharp wit, coupled with their lavish red coats and iconic bearskin-style hats.”

  • Sunday May 7 - King’s Afternoon Teas

“On Sunday 7th May, there will be King’s Afternoon Teas in Admiral’s House, which is rarely open to the public, for a special and exclusive way to celebrate the Coronation.”

  • Sunday May 7 - The Big Lunch

On Sunday “The Old Royal Naval College will participate in the nation-wide Big Lunch, the perfect spot for locals to head with their friends and families with a picnic to be part of Britain’s celebrations with food and fun.”

  • Monday May 8 - The Big Help Out

​“The Big Help Out will highlight the positive impact volunteering has in communities across the country, in tribute to His Majesty’s own public service.

“500 Sea Cadets and their marching band, as well as Army Cadet Force, RAF Air Cadets, Volunteer Police Cadets, St Johns Ambulance, the Fire Cadets and Scouts, all from London, will hold a parade in Lower Grand Square at 1pm.

“The Old Royal Naval staff and volunteer choir will perform at 11.30am.”