The Big Lunch Coronation Street Party

The Big Lunch was a very simple idea started in 2009 by the Eden Project.

The aim is to get as many people across the UK to have lunch with their neighbours, in a simple act of community, friendship and fun, once a year.

We want to support local communities to ensure that everybody enjoys celebrating the King’s Coronation by throwing a street or park event on the Coronation weekend from Saturday 6 May to Monday 8 May 2023. To aid this, Croydon Council has for these special occasions, committed to covering the cost of the Traffic Management Orders required for road closures.

For further information, read the guidance on organising a street party

If you’re planning to close your road or hold an event in one of the borough’s parks or open spaces for the Big Lunch, there is certain information that we require.

Your completed application form must be submitted by Friday 7 April 2023.

We recommend submitting your application at least one month before the deadline.

The weekend will be running over the 3 day period, however you can only select one day to host a big lunch event.

To apply to hold a street party or an event for the Coronation, click here.

For more information on the Big Lunch Project, click here.