Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to get married this weekend in St George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle.
The pair will tie the knot on Saturday, May 19, on the same day as the FA Cup final.
The ceremony will begin at 12pm, followed by a carriage procession, taking in Castle Hill, High Street, Sheet Street, Kings Road, Albert Road, Long Walk, and Windsor Castle.
We’ve rounded up a number of royal wedding celebrations taking place across Southwark, including live streaming of the day, music and karaoke, and street parties.
Where to watch:
The Friends of Southwark Cathedral will show the wedding ceremony on a big screen in the cathedral’s Garry Weston Library from 12pm to 1pm.
Refreshments will be available from 9am and a glass of Prosecco and a slice of wedding cake will be served for the ceremony.
Tickets are required for the screening, which are free and can be booked by visiting: https://cathedral.southwark.anglican.org/whats-on/the-royal-wedding-2018-screening/
Organoke: The Royal Wedding Special at St Giles’ Church, Camberwell:
Organoke: The Royal Wedding Special will be held at St Giles’ Church in Camberwell Church Street on Saturday.
Visitors can grab a beer and a seat in the pews – or dance in the aisle – and sing your heart out to karaoke classics with one of London’s oldest church organs.
The event will be hosted by Ida Barr and wedding attire is encouraged.
For more information, visit: https://www.organoke.com/
Chef Katherine Frelon will host two special royal wedding edition cookery classes taking on May 18 and 19 in The Cookhouse at Borough Market.
The class on the day of the royal wedding on May 19 will have the live coverage streaming while the class takes place.
The menu created will be focused around previous wedding breakfasts throughout the last 70 years.
Dishes will include Queen Elizabeth’s wedding menu including fillet of sole Mountbatten and a dish from the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana, chicken supreme. Dessert options will include Harry and Meghan’s lemon and elderflower wedding cake and the Her Majesty’s all-time favourite, digestive biscuit chocolate cake.
The class will run from 9:30am to 4.30pm and costs £95.
Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, has launched a Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea and Royal Celebration Experience to mark the big occasion.
Presented in T?NG restaurant and lounge with stunning views of London’s most iconic landmarks, the tea features a selection of botanical-themed cakes, scones and freshly-made sandwiches.
The Royal Celebration Experience is available from until June 1. To book the experience, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 234 8088.
For more information, visit: https://www.the-shard.com/news/royal-experience/
The Crown & Greyhound, Dulwich:
The Crown & Greyhound in Dulwich Village is celebrating the Royal wedding with a car park party and, if you’re feeling fancy, a champagne breakfast.
The champagne breakfast runs from 10am-1pm in The Dulwich Suite with a glass of Mercier champagne, continental breakfast selection and one dish from the menu, plus a live screening of the wedding (£20pp).
Then, from 1pm, it’s time for the car park Party with music, a bouncy castle, face painting for the kiddies and a barbecue in the garden.
73 Dulwich Village SE21 7BJ; thecrownandgreyhound.co.uk
St Peter’s Church, Walworth:
St Peter’s in Liverpool Grove will be showing the wedding on a big screen on the day from 11am to 2pm.
There will be cake on offer, bubbly, children’s crafts, prayers for the happy couple, sing-along-hymns, a raffle, and general fun and flag-waving.
The event will be free with a licensed bar and cakes available to buy, all in aid of St Peter’s Church’s community work and building repairs.
For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/royal-wedding-at-st-peters-liverpool-grove-se17-2hh-tickets-46049149245?aff=es2
Old Salt Quay, Rotherhithe:
The Old Salt Quay, in Rotherhithe Street, will be holding celebrations on the day.
To commemorate the wedding, Greene King has also brewed a limited edition beer called Something Borrowed, Something Brewed.
The Prince of Peckham:
The Prince of Peckham, in Clayton Road, has organised a reggae royal wedding celebration from 11am to 6pm on Saturday.
The royal wedding will be screened on the ground floor of the pub against a backdrop of steel pans, chicken and waffles, bottomless brunch and a soundtrack of reggae, bashment, dancehall and afrobeats.
Early arrival is advised to guarantee a seat.
Manor of Walworth royal wedding after party:
Join the Manor of Walworth, in Walworth Road, for a night of gin, fizz and a royal knees up in honour of the newlyweds. Sweet sounds of folk will be performed by The Cunning Folk and Misty Miller.
Book a table or rock up. Call 020 7708 5354 or email email@example.com.
Friern Road: Between no 28 to blocked end by Peckham Rye, Saturday, May 19, 11am – 8pm
Ivanhoe Road, Malfort Road to Copleston Passage: Saturday, May 19, 9.30am – 5pm
Landells Road Silvester Road to Goodrich Road: Saturday, May 19, 11am – 8pm
Marmora Road, Homestall Road to Scutari Road: Saturday, May 19, 8.30am – 8pm
Rosenthorpe Road between no 1 and no 23 Saturday, May 19, 12pm – 6pm
Upland Road, Underhill Road to Piermont Road: Saturday, May 19, 10am – 9pm
Danby Street, between no 1 and no 99 Saturday, May 19, 3pm – 6pm