United Kingdom. Coronation 6 May, huge crowds. Heathrow security staff strike. Strike by passport office staff across the UK, 2-6 May. London.

More than 6,000 members of the armed forces will take part in the coronation of King Charles on 6 May, making it the largest military ceremonial operation in 70 years. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey from 11am and will be attended by world leaders, international royal families and politicians.

Numerous parts of central London will be subject to road closures over the weekend of 5-8 May. Police have advised against driving in the city centre. Please note that areas in and around Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, St James’s Park, The Green Park and Trafalgar Square will be very busy. National Rail and London Underground stations in these areas will be very busy.
Short-term security measures may need to be implemented at transport stations, such as queuing, closures, trains not stopping at certain stations or changes to the way customers enter or leave a station.
Expect large crowds and disruption to services and transport throughout London.

Confirm all travel reservations, including train, bus and private vehicle reservations, before leaving hotels. Follow local travel and security advice in London and other major city centres during this period.

Some 1,400 security officers at Heathrow Airport will strike for eight days next month. The Unite union has confirmed they will strike from 4-6 May, 9-10 May and 25-27 May, causing «unavoidable disruption and delays» to passengers arriving for the King’s coronation. In addition Passport Office staff across the UK, including those working in Passport offices in England, Scotland and Wales, are preparing to go on strike from 2-6 May.
The strike will involve those working in Durham, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Newport, Peterborough and Southport.