It’s just more than two months until the coronation of King Charles III and applications to hold a street party in Camden are now open.

Camden Council has announced that it will also waive road closure charges to make hosting a street party over the coronation bank holiday weekend "as easy as possible".

The coronation of King Charles III and the Queen Consort Camilla will take place at Westminster Abbey on May 6.

There are plans for a nationwide Coronation Big Lunch on May 7, where neighbours will be invited to share food and fun with each other.

And then, on May 8, the nation will celebrate a special bank holiday to mark the occasion.

Camden Council says that residents can apply to hold a party on any of the days across the three-day weekend.

How to hold a street party

Residents should email or call 020 7974 5633 if they wish to hold a street party or event, giving a description of where their event will take place and what it will involve, including whether a road closure is required.

Organisers will not have to pay a fee to put on the event or close the road, but will be responsible for public liability insurance and any other charges including a live music licence.

Camden Council said it encourages residents to submit their applications by March 12 to guarantee that their event will take place. Resident groups unable to do this are advised to call the council on 020 7974 5633.

Cllr Sabrina Francis, Camden’s cabinet member for young people and culture, said: “For many of us this will be the first coronation we’ve seen - and residents who saw Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 will no doubt remember what a special event it was.

“Many people bought their first television sets to watch the coronation of the late Queen and set up long trestle tables in their streets to celebrate with a community tea.

 “This time round we know people can follow the coronation on TV and online – but getting our neighbours and communities together to share food and drink is still a very special thing to do.

“We are making it as easy as possible for people to do this by waiving road closure charges – so please get in touch with us and we can help make sure you have what you need to put on a great community event.”