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Travelling to London and Windsor for the King’s Coronation

We, at GWR, are looking forward to celebrating the upcoming coronation of His Majesty, King Charles III on Saturday 6 May and the celebratory concert at Windsor on Sunday 7 May.

An event not seen since 1953, it is expected that hundreds of thousands of people will travel to London for the coronation ceremony on Saturday 6 May.

Useful travel advice

We expect train services into London to be extremely busy ahead of the ceremony and away from London after the ceremony. If you are planning on travelling, reserve a seat if possible and leave plenty of time to make your journey.

Please be mindful of the weather conditions for the day and carry refreshments with you.

Our station team at Paddington will be on hand to direct you to public transport into Central London and welcome you back for your return journey.

You can check your journey here.

For the latest information on travel into London visit Transport for London's travel advice for the Coronation.

Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle travel advice

If you are lucky enough to have a ticket to the BBC concert at Windsor Castle on Sunday 7 May, here's some helpful tips to help with your journey.

If you are from London, use South Western Railway services from London Waterloo to Windsor and Eton Riverside. If you are travelling from the Midlands and South West, use GWR services from Reading, changing at Slough for Windsor and Eton Central.

Please make sure you use the correct service for your journey home as well.

A queuing system will be in place at Slough for your journey into Windsor and Eton Central, and at Windsor for your return journey back to Slough, so please allow extra time for your journey. It is anticipated there will be considerable queues for the return journey so please be patient and wear appropriate clothing. Station teams at both Windsor and Slough will be on hand to look after you and keep you informed.

GWR train services from Slough to Reading and Paddington will be operating during the night on Sunday 7 May.

Please be aware there will be no London Underground services from midnight.