Coronation celebrations in the ‘green’ City

To commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III the City of London is turning ‘green’ in honour of the King’s passion for the environment.

With 2000 years of history and lots of thrilling things to do the City of London is the perfect backdrop to this momentous occasion.

From 2nd – 7th May visitors are welcome to join a series of exciting events in the Eastern City!

Join the EC BID for free lunchtime workshops led by Jar and Fern, and learn to make and take home your own Summer floral centrepiece. 

Limited availability – 20 places per workshop. Book now to avoid disappointment.

  • Wednesday 3rd May – 12.30-1.30pm
  • Thursday 4th May – 12.30-1.30pm
  • Address: St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate, Bishopsgate, London, England, EC2M 3TL
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Seething Lane Garden Events

EC BID are inviting visitors to enjoy some, yoga sessions, Coronation picnics and peace and relaxation with forest bathing at Seething Lane Garden from the 2nd – 7th May.

Address: Seething Lane Garden, Seething Lane, City Of London EC3N 4AH

Coronation Picnics

If you’re looking for a spot of lunch join us for some traditional style picnics with free delicious hampers kindly provided in partnership with the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square.  Please note 1 hamper serves 2 people. Traditional and Vegan option (subject to availability). Limited places available.

  • Wednesday 3rd May 12-2pm
  • Thursday 4th May 12-2pm
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Beginner friendly Yoga sessions

Visitors, workers and residents are invited to take part in a free morning yoga and meditation sessions and experience one of the City’s calming green spaces in a new way. The sessions are beginner friendly and will be suitable for people of different abilities.

  • Tuesday 2nd May 10.30-11.30am
  • Friday 5th May 10.30-11.30am
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Take a photo with our floral crown installation and don’t forget to take us in your photos on Instagram and Twitter @ecbidlondon

Reroot youself with forest bathing

This Japanese practice is a process of relaxation. The simple method of being calm and quiet amongst the trees or plants, observing nature around you whilst breathing deeply can help both adults and children de-stress.

Take a moment to pause and reflect, by immersing in nature in a mindful way, listen to our digital forest bathing audio soundscapes and soak in the atmosphere around you. The practice of forest bathing has a whole range of benefits for your physical and mental health.

When you work in a busy City its not always possible to make it into a forest, but forest bathing can also work in any green space you can find. We recommend Seething Lane Garden in the Eastern City.

Listen to the sounds

Seething Lane Garden in the Eastern City

Forest bathing tips for beginners:

  • Visit a calming green space or forest and find a place to sit being mindful and enjoying a sensory experience.
  • Slow down. Move through the area slowly.
  • Take long breaths deep into the abdomen. Extending the exhalation of air to twice the length of the inhalation sends a message to the body that it can relax.
  • Stop, stand or sit, smell what’s around you, what can you smell?
  • Click the videos below to listen to some wonderful sounds from nature.

EC BID are proud to present two urban allotments at 20 Fenchurch Street, home of the Sky Garden, in partnership with H Properties.

The allotments have been made from second hand scaffolding boards and timber and are filled with planting from herbs and wildflowers for all the community to enjoy.

The allotments will be in from the 2 May – 30 June