YOU could nab yourself £100 if you have a spare room during King Charles’ Coronation – but there’s a catch.
With the historic day fast approaching, and thousands of Brits expected to swarm the capital, accommodation may start looking sparse.
Which is why Airbnb is offering £100 – in travel vouchers – to London homeowners who choose to rent out a room in their house for the first time.
The vacation rental company launched a similar incentive for new hosts around the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and the average booking earned more than £500 over the three days.
Amanda Cupples, the general manager for Northern Europe at Airbnb, invited homeowners to jump on board.
She told TimeOut: “When it comes to significant events this year, it doesn’t get bigger than King Charles’ Coronation.
“As celebrations sweep across the UK and families visit loved ones over the additional bank holiday, Airbnb offers a unique opportunity for locals to benefit by opening their homes.
“Home sharing helps cities use existing space to scale up their capacity, welcome visitors during peak demand, and empower locals to provide sustainable and affordable accommodation, benefitting the local economy.”
It comes as it was revealed US president Joe Biden is unlikely to attend the King’s Coronation – and plans to turn down the prestigious invite.
Insiders say the US leader already has commitments around May 6, so won’t be able to show face on the big day.
Meanwhile, it was also recently revealed that if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle turn up on the big day, it’s unlikely they’ll appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
Officials have written to the California-based pair asking them to attend the ceremony at Westminster Abbey in less than nine weeks.
But Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, said “an immediate decision” on whether they will make the 5,000-mile trip “will not be disclosed”.