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Summer in the City: A Guide to the London Social Season

With the arrival of warmer weather and longer days, London's social scene comes alive with a vibrant tapestry of glamorous events and soirees. From Ascot to Henley, Glyndebourne to Goodwood, the summer months in London are a time to see and be seen, to revel in timeless traditions and to create unforgettable memories. Here’s a glimpse into some of the most exciting summer events taking place in and around the city this year.

London skyline at golden hour

Glyndebourne Festival

16 May – 25 August 2024 | East Sussex

Located in the beautiful countryside in the heart of Sussex, the world-renowned opera festival promises enchanting performances in a setting of unparalleled charm and elegance. So, don your evening attire, pick up a picnic hamper, and get ready for the highlight event of the operatic calendar!

Outside Glyndebourne House

Courtesy of Glyndebourne


RHS Chelsea Flower Show

21 - 25 May 2024 | Chelsea

Every year, visitors descend on SW3 for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s enchanting floral displays, stunning show gardens and horticultural exhibitors. said to be the world’s most prestigious flower show, get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature!

Men playing polo

Courtesy of Guards Polo Club

Cartier Queen’s Cup Polo

21 May - 16 June | Windsor

Glamour, style, and elegance - the Cartier Queen’s Cup is one of the most prestigious polo tournaments in the world, held annually in the exquisite grounds of the Windsor Great Park. Finals day is undoubtedly the highlight of this high-goal tournament, attracting spectators from around the globe to witness the world’s top polo teams battling it out for the most coveted trophy in the sport. 

Royal Ascot

18 - 22 June | Berkshire

Prepare to be swept away by the glamour and pageantry of Royal Ascot, where top-class horse racing, elegant fashion, and exclusive hospitality converge for a truly regal experience.

women playing tennis at Wimbledon

The Championships

1 - 14 July | Wimbledon

Undoubtedly a highlight of the British Summer, everybody’s favourite tennis tournament will be back at the All England Lawn Tennis Club this July, bringing together the world's best players to compete for the prestigious Championships Trophy.  


men in a rowing boat

 Courtesy of Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta

2– 7 July | Oxfordshire

The most prestigious regatta in the world will return to the picturesque banks of the River Thames for the first week of July, promising six exciting days of rowing excellence.


Formula one cars driving on Silverstone circuit

British Grand Prix

5– 7 July | Silverstone

Held at the iconic Silverstone Circuit, spectators are treated to a masterpiece of high-speed racing, as the fastest cars in the world take on its 52 laps.


Bentley cars driving around race track at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Courtesy of Bentley Motors

Goodwood Festival of Speed

11– 14 July | West Sussex


The ultimate summer garden party – the Festival of Speed returns once again to the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House, celebrating the rich history of motorsport.



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Whether you're after the freedom to fly anywhere at a moment's notice or simply looking to travel in style and comfort, our team focuses on getting you where you need to go effectively and efficiently. With 365 Aviation by your side, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy every moment of London's social season to its fullest, knowing that every detail of your travel experience is expertly taken care of.




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