24 March 2023 - Barefoot tours of Westminster Abbey offered after coronation
Public invited to walk on Westminster Abbey’s Cosmati pavement – in socks
Jamie Grierson (The Guardian, 24/03/2023)
Visitors to Westminster Abbey this summer will be invited to walk in their socks on its medieval Cosmati pavement to mark the coronation of King Charles III.
A special programme of events has been announced by the abbey, including a new guided tour, which will take place after the coronation on 6 May.
Visitors can walk on rare coronation floor in socks
Sean Coughlan (BBC News, 24/03/2023)
Historic medieval flooring, at the exact spot where King Charles will be crowned inside Westminster Abbey, is going to be opened to visitors - as long as they take off their shoes.
Abbey authorities say this will be the first time in living memory that the public will have been able to walk across the "Cosmati pavement".
For the first time ever you can stand in the spot where Charles will be crowned - but there's a catch
Reemul Balla (Sky News, 24/03/2023)
Visitors to Westminster Abbey will soon be given the opportunity to stand on the exact spot where King Charles III will be crowned, but there is a catch.
Shoes will not be allowed to be worn when touring the coronation site - the Cosmati pavement - to protect its delicate patterns made from marble, stone, glass, and metal dating back to the 13th century.