Great British Social Season Calendar

Great British Social Season Calendar

Chestertons Polo In The Park

Chestertons Polo In The Park

At last its summer, time to get out there and enjoy everything the great British social season has to offer.

 

Isle of Man TT

28 May - 11 Jun

The Isle of Man TT is the ultimate 'must see it' event for motorsport fans across the globe. Every May and June the Isle of Man, a tiny country between England and Ireland, turns into motorcycle nirvana as the world’s greatest road racers gather to test themselves against the incredible ‘Mountain Course’ - a 37.73 mile beast of a course carved out of the island’s public roads.

https://www.iomtt.com

 

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

2 - 5 Jun

The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated in 2022 in the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.

2 Jun

The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour): Over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen's official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June.

3 Jun

Service of Thanksgiving: A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.

4 Jun

The Derby at Epsom Downs: Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family, will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs. Platinum Party at the Palace: The BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace that will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars to celebrate the most significant and joyous moments from The Queen’s seven decade reign.

5 Jun

The Big Jubilee Lunch: Every year since the idea began in 2009 The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better, coming together in a spirit of fun and friendship. In 2022 The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community. A Platinum Jubilee Pageant: Artistic performers, dancers, musicians, military personnel, key workers and volunteers will unite to tell the story of The Queen’s 70 year reign in an awe-inspiring festival of creativity.

https://www.royal.uk/platinum-jubilee-central-wee…

 

The Cazoo Derby

3 - 4 Jun

No race on the planet is quite like The Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse. The Derby is for everyone, from racing royalty to racing rookie. This is the birthplace of thoroughbred racing. 243 years, a different champion crowned every time.

https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk

 

Cartier Queen’s Cup

17 May - 12 Jun

Guards Polo Club's premier polo event, delivering plenty of high-goal polo at Smith's Lawn and associated grounds. This tournament attracts the world's top players - and their incredible ponies - ensuring fast-paced play in every chukka. The tournament has been sponsored by Cartier for the past 10 years. Such generous and consistent sponsorship from the sport's longest-standing supporter ensures that Finals Day is delivered with style and panache on and off the field of play.

http://guardschukkas.co.uk

 

Chestertons Polo in the Park

10 - 12 Jun

A firm fixture in London’s social calendar, Chestertons Polo in the Park brings world-class polo to the Capital. The unique, fast-paced format makes one of the oldest equestrian sports easier for both newcomers to follow and dedicated polo fans to enjoy the excitement.

It’s not just about the sport, the ultimate summer social brings fashion, food, fun and family together; shop the latest trends, enter style competitions, enjoy delicious street eats at the Fulham Food Festival, relax in one of the many pitch-side bars or party hard with live music and DJ’s in the legendary Mahiki tent.

https://www.polointheparklondon.com

 

Royal Ascot

14 - 18 Jun

Revered across the globe, Royal Ascot attracts many of racing’s finest horses. It is also equally synonymous with sartorial elegance, being awash with exquisite fashion and magnificent millinery creations.

https://www.ascot.com

 

Goodwood Festival of Speed

23 - 26 Jun

Held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is motorsport's ultimate summer garden party, an intoxicating celebration of the world's most glamorous sport. Nowhere else will you get so close to the cars and bikes as they blast up the Hillclimb track; nowhere else will you enjoy such unrestricted access to the machines and the drivers who made them famous.

https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/festival-of-s…

 

Cowdray Gold Cup

18 Jun - 17 Jul

The British Open Polo Championship for the Cowdray Gold Cup is the premier polo tournament in Europe at 22 goal (High Goal) level. With all the international stars of the game in action in the incomparable setting of Cowdray Park’s stunning grounds, situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park, the tournament draws in polo aficionados from all over the world.

https://cowdraypolo.co.uk/gold-cup/

 

Wimbledon

27 Jun - 10 Jul

Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open. Wimbledon is the only major still played on grass, which is the traditional tennis playing surface. The top seeded players in the world compete for the whopping prize of £35,000,000.

https://www.wimbledon.com

 

Henley Royal Regatta

28 Jun - 3 Jul

Henley Royal Regatta is undoubtedly the best-known regatta in the world and a highlight of both the summer sporting calendar and social season.

The Regatta attracts thousands of visitors over the week, and spectators are thrilled by over 300 races of an international standard, which can include Olympic rowers, as well as crews new to the event.

https://www.hrr.co.uk

 

British Grand Prix

1 - 3 Jul

After a record-breaking attendance in 2021, The Formula 1 Lenovo British Grand Prix returns as the biggest and fastest sporting event in the UK. It’s an unrivalled weekend festival of limitless fun, energy and entertainment with plenty of on and off-track action.

https://www.formula1.com/en/racing/2022/Great_Bri…

 

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

4 – 9 Jul

The world’s largest flower show is back bringing colour, inspiration and good times to your summer, all in a magnificent setting. Explore the gorgeous gardens packed full of beautiful blooms all in the stunning surrounds of Hampton Court Palace where you can enjoy the festival vibe. Hundreds of tradestands within the showground offer a unique shopping experience with an array of gardening paraphenalia alongside artisanal products and small businesses with unusual gifts and indulgent treats on sale.  

https://www.rhs.org.uk

 

Qatar Goodwood Festival

26 - 30 Jul

The Qatar Goodwood Festival is one of the undisputed highlights of the British Flat racing season. A world famous five-day festival, affectionately known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’, presents spellbinding sport and a social occasion like no other, unrivalled style, scintillating racing and hospitality to savour make for an exquisite week where some of the greatest stars in horse racing are crowned.

https://www.goodwood.com/horseracing/qatar-goodwo…

 

Cowes Week

30 Jul - 5 Aug

Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events. It now stages up to 40 daily races for around 750 boats and is the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world. The event offers a great mix of competitive sailing and social activities. The 8,500 competitors range from Olympic and world class professionals to weekend sailors. In excess of 100,000 spectators come to watch the sailing, enjoy the parties and live entertainment, and to experience the unique atmosphere. It is genuinely a one-of-a-kind event.

http://www.cowesweek.co.uk

 

BBC Proms

30 Jul - 10 Sep

The BBC Proms is a classical music festival held every summer at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and in recent years has explored new venue spaces through the innovative Proms at... series of events. Its aim: to bring the best in classical music to the widest possible audience, which remains true to founder-conductor Henry Wood's original vision in 1895. Whether you are a classical connoisseur or think 'classical music is not for me' there is surely something for everyone in the 8 week stretch of concerts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/proms

 

Salon Privé Concours d’Elégance

31 Aug - 5 Sep

Every car and motorcycle on the South Lawn has a story – whether it be of racing pedigree, a prestigious former owner or perhaps an infamous crash followed by an impeccable restoration – and all are special. With the backdrop of Blenheim Palace and a panel of the world’s most experienced and knowledgeable Concours experts examining the show field, there is no better place for these stories to be told than Salon Privé. Inclusive of four days’ exclusive events, hospitality, and entertainment for you and a guest, the 2022 Concours d’Elégance will truly be something to remember, whether you’re a veteran supporter of Salon Privé or planning to join for the first time.

https://www.salonpriveconcours.com

 

BMW PGA Championship

6 - 11 Sep

The best golfers in the world go head to head in the European Tour’s flagship event on the spectacular West Course. The BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club not only features a stellar line-up, but the Pro-Am, with its many stars from the worlds of sport and entertainment, the live concerts at the weekend, and the passionate crowd make "The BMW" a festival of golf. 

https://www.bmw-golfsport.com

 

RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show

6 – 11 Sep

The spectacular RHS Wisley Flower Show is back with gardening inspiration, expert advice, vibrant floral displays and fabulous shopping opportunities. Browse and buy top quality plants and get expert advice from 50 specialist nurseries. Enjoy the comedy star and celebrity presenters.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/rhs-garden-…

 

Goodwood Revival

16 - 18 Sep

The world’s greatest historic motor race meeting, and the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme. More than just an unrivalled weekend of historic racing, it is a whimsical step back in time; an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where “make do and mend” was a way of life rather than a casual slogan.

https://www.goodwood.com/motorsport/goodwood-revi…