26 April 2023: To celebrate the upcoming Coronation of King Charles III, Uber has created one of the most unique rides ever.
The ‘Coronation Carriage’ will be in operation between 13:00 and 16:00 on 3, 4 and 5 May 2023 at London green spot, Dulwich Park, and slots will be bookable via the Uber app. This follows research by Uber which has revealed that almost half of Brits (48%) saying they’d love to experience the majesty of a horse-drawn carriage.
The Coronation Carriage joins the ranks of Uber’s ever-growing portfolio of travel methods including Uber Boat, National Rail journeys, Eurostar, coaches and car rentals available using Uber Rent, helping riders go anywhere with Uber.
The beautifully ornate carriage has been lovingly created using designs from previous royal carriages, giving riders the chance to ride in the kind of luxury only normally afforded to the highest ranks of the UK monarchy. Each of the four white horses pulling the carriage will be dressed up in their finest Coronation wear, complementing the striking and regal look of the carriage and the carriage will be adorned with statuettes, exactly like the carriage that King Charles III will be riding in for the formal celebration, to the delight of millions of viewers from around the world.
Uber’s Coronation Carriage will be kitted out with plush seats, embroidered cushions and throws to make sure Uber customers feel like royalty throughout the experience.
The announcement of the Coronation Carriage follows research which shows that 51% of Brits will be celebrating the Coronation, whilst almost a third 29% plan to be in London during the week of the Coronation.
To ride on the Uber Coronation Carriage, head to the Carriage Drive entrance of Dulwich Park and the Coronation Carriage Concierge will book your trip through the app, without you lifting a finger. A limited number of rides will be available each day.
Andrew Brem, General Manager at Uber UK, said: “What better way to celebrate one of the most significant events of 2023 than by riding like King Charles III in a horse-drawn carriage. We’re always looking for new ways to add a little Uber magic to peoples journeys, so we are over the moon to be able to bring the Coronation Carriage to Uber”.
Following the experience, Uber will be making a donation to Spana, a UK-based charity that is focused on supporting the welfare of working animals across the world. Spana is currently celebrating its centenary, visit spana.org to donate.