Want to schedule your event to coincide with Royal Ascot, the Henley Regatta or another of the Thames Valley’s amazing hospitality and public events? (Or maybe you’d like to know which times of year are particularly busy?) Take a look at some of the huge variety of events, activities and celebrations taking place in the UK’s most exciting region.
You won’t want to miss the three-day Blenheim Palace Flower Show. There are dazzling displays from the UK’s finest garden designers and plantsmen, a shopping village for all your horticultural needs and of course a selection of delicious options in which to wine and dine. Your back garden may be smaller than Blenheim, but by golly it can look just as good!
Nocturne Live is a series of concerts combining the talent of a fantastic line-up of artists with the spectacular backdrop of the Great Court. This year Kylie and Tears for Fears are the top artistes.
Sure, everyone knows Wimbledon, but for a more intimate tennis experience we recommend checking out the Boodles Tennis Challenge at Stoke Park. You know you’re in good hands when luxury jeweller Boodles is in charge and the vibe is very much “elegant English summer party”. (For film buffs, Stoke Park will be familiar as the golf club featured in Goldfinger, so if you see a thick-set man in a bowler hat – beware!)
All England Lawn Tennis Club
An afternoon of competitive racing by the banks of the River Thames.After racing enjoy music and dancing – various themes from Gin, Prosecco to Jazz and Clasical music
Chelsea may get the lion’s share of the attention, but the “other” Flower Show in the stunning surroundings of Hampton Court Palace is a right royal day out. From azaleas to zinnias, the dazzling displays of horticultural wizardry will take your breath away. Set against a backdrop of Hampton Court Palace, you can view the work of some of the world’s leading garden designers and maybe pick up an idea or two for your window boxes!
Taking place in the stunning Tudor Courtyard, the Hampton Court Palace Festival provides world-class acts, a spectacular setting and the beautiful East Front Gardens to enjoy picnicking before the concert. VIP Concert & Dining Packages are available in the sumptuous State Apartments for an exquisite dining experience, taking in the full splendour of the Tudor Palace!
There are few more quintessentially English experiences than Henley Royal Regatta. On one week in July this sleepy Thameside town comes alive to welcome the elite of the world’s rowers for a nail-biting explosion of aquatic excellence. Straw boaters and floaty dresses are the order of the day as you sip a Pimm’s cup and cheer on improbably large boys in Lycra onesies. Does it make sense? Not a bit of it, but for sheer passion and spectacle, the Henley Royal Regatta simply can’t be beat.
Pack up a picnic, stock up on fizz and join the party for the Battle Proms Concert. An exceptional evening of classical music, coreographed Spitfire & cavalry displays, dramatic cannon fire and a stunning firework finale
The UK’s most glamorous boutique festival, returns to its stunning setting along the river in Henley-on-Thames (programme to be confirmed). Taking place alongside the beautiful River Thames, the festival offers a wealth of arts and entertainment, amazing food and fireworks that lights up the night.