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Fleet Street Quarter to host a ‘BIG Picnic’ to kick start the Coronation celebrations in the city

In the lead up to what will be a once-in-a-generation celebration, the bustling streets of Fleet Street Quarter will celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III by hosting its first ever‘BIG Picnic’ on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 May, from 12pm-4pm.

Fleet Street Quarter’s Carter Lane, Bream’s Buildings and Gough Square will host a series of lively outdoor celebrations guaranteed to inject a bit of fun into the lunch breaks of workers and visitors, and get them into the Coronation spirit with food, fun and festivities.

The floral theme of Fleet Street Quarter’s BIG Picnic, which is inspired by the gardens of Highgrove and in honour of King Charles III’s admiration of wildflowers, will spotlight King Charles III’s most favourite blooms and create a quintessentially British summertime atmosphere ahead of the big day. Visitors will also walk away with their very own wildflower seeds to help bring the beauty of English gardens and agriculture a little closer to home.

Whether it’s a packed lunch or a bite to eat from one of the many cafes and restaurants across the area, local workers and visitors from across London can expect to find the perfect lunch spot where they can enjoy a relaxed outdoor picnic amongst community, colleagues and friends.

If that wasn’t enough, the al fresco style dining arrangements, limited-time ‘Picnic Promotions’ at participating lunch vendors and the series of floral art projects for everyone to get involved in are guaranteed to spread Coronation cheer throughout the Fleet Street Quarter - more details to be announced!

Commenting on the Fleet Street Quarter’s BIG Picnic, Lucy French, CEO of Fleet Street Quarter said, “It is an honour to play our part, as the Fleet Street Quarter BID in this historic national moment. I can't wait to mingle with fellow office workers and visitors alike during our Coronation celebrations in this iconic part of the Capital. It’s the first time that this part of the city has come together in this way and our local restaurants and cafes are excited to welcome visitors from all across London and play a part in getting the community into the Coronation spirit ahead of the big weekend. This event is one of several upcoming activations in the area, including a special pop-up garden which is set to enchant the streets of Fleet Street Quarter in the summer months - watch this space!”

How to get there: The closest stations are Farringdon and Chancery Lane with access from the Central Line, Circle and District and mainland Thameslink lines.

To find out more about the Fleet Street Quarter BIG Picnic, visit or follow on Instagram @fleetstquarter

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