“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.

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

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.

Key dates in “The Season” are listed below.

8–12 May Royal Windsor Horse Show
18 May Glyndebourne begins
21–25 May Chelsea Flower Show
4 June Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Preview Party
6–21 June Hampton Court Palace Festival
16 June Cartier Queen’s Cup Final at Guards Polo Club
18–22 June Royal Ascot
25 June Serpentine Summer Party
27 June–3 July Masterpiece Art Fair, Chelsea
1–14 July Wimbledon
3–7 July Henley Royal Regatta
14 July ICC Cricket World Cup Final, Lord’s
13–17 September London 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.