7th May 2019

The Season

“The Season” is how we refer to the highly social and colourful sporting, music, art and garden events that take place every year in and around London and the English countryside.

The great and the good love to frequent London’s finest hotels, dine at its most fashionable restaurants and attend key opening parties such as the Monday preview of the Chelsea Flower Show.

Spectators watching the Henley Royal Regatta during the Season

The London season continues through June and July, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Ascot, the Serpentine Gala and Wimbledon, etc.

Wimbledon, London during the Season

Elsewhere, the first Monday in May heralds the highly prestigious Met Gala in New York, where tickets are as hard to secure as a meeting with the Pope. This is then followed on May 11th with the opening of the Venice Biennale – an essential fixture on the calendar of the serious contemporary art collector as well as the committed partygoer. And don’t forget Art Basel, arguably the most important fair of all, from 13-16 June.

Royal Windsor Horse Show during the Season
Photo courtesy of Peter Nixon.
London Fashion Week during the Season

Key dates in “The Season” are listed below.

8–12 MayRoyal Windsor Horse Show
18 MayGlyndebourne begins
21–25 MayChelsea Flower Show
4 JuneRoyal Academy Summer Exhibition Preview Party
6–21 JuneHampton Court Palace Festival
16 JuneCartier Queen’s Cup Final at Guards Polo Club
18–22 JuneRoyal Ascot
25 JuneSerpentine Summer Party
27 June–3 JulyMasterpiece Art Fair, Chelsea
1–14 JulyWimbledon
3–7 JulyHenley Royal Regatta
14 JulyICC Cricket World Cup Final, Lord’s
13–17 SeptemberLondon Fashion Week

Contact us to plan something perfectly curated in London and the English countryside during the Season or if you are interested in being on the French Riviera when it is time for Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix.