Benedict’s Pick. Exclusive Events You Must Attend in 2019The Journal
28th February 2019
We have carefully selected the top exclusive events in which you must attend this year. From unmissable horse racing, to the gorgeous and well esteemed Henley Regatta in the height of the summer heat, not to mention Pimms on the lawn at Wimbledon, we have it all served up for you.
And we’re off! A day at the races really is a spectacle. From the moment you are putting the finishing touches to your outfit, you are raring to go
The races themselves take place over a four day period: Day one, is Champions Day, and one that will go off with a bang. Day two, is Ladies Day and tweed is something that will festoon the racing grounds, so best be warned. Day three is St Patrick’s Thursday, do we need much more of an excuse to come out in our droves and celebrate at this stunning location? Lastly, Day four is Gold Cup Day, saving the best until last, this is the moment to see the creation of a true legend.
Now, food and drink, there is plenty to keep you energised and satisfied whatever your expectations. The Panoramic Restaurant is something for your luxury tastes to be truly prevailed with their fine cuisine and exquisite service to experience. For a more relaxed environment, why not try out the Horse and Groom, a great place to grab a light bite and to sample local Cheltenham ale.
The London Elite
A combined world of luxury comes to London for two days with something for every jet setter. The events being held during these two lavish days include; Jet-Set Lifestyle, The Marine Show and at an exciting exclusive location, the Super Car Showcase. This elite event really needs little introduction. Gents, this is one pure pedigree performance and prestige is the basic factor at this luxury automotive display.
To further your viewing pleasure, there is of course the exclusive luxury brand show descending on town with hundreds of the world’s finest brands in attendance. Make sure you allow an hour or two to soak up the finest art, fashion and much more.
Finally, the E.J Churchill Shooting and Country Show will be present at The Elite as well, bringing you the best of country life and all experiences and products to go with it. Why not try your hand at one of the many shooting sports available on the day, to ensure you will be raring to go come to shooting season.
Time to polish up your finest footwear and embrace true casual luxury style. Gents, are you ready for the Cartier Queen’s Cup Tournament 2019?
The tournament features some of the sport’s top players and their truly impressive ponies, all showing off their talents throughout. The event runs from the 21st May to the 16th of June, so there is plenty of time to show one’s face.
Whilst taking in the glorious sites of the Monarchs event of the year, there are plenty of hospitality options should you wish. Book a Royal Box if you’re wanting to experience pure exclusivity and prestige, or opt for the Clubhouse and enjoy some elegantly and authentic experiences within the privacy of a members only setting. If you desire a more relaxed set up, the field side entertaining options are also a great choice, whereby you can reserve your own viewing spot to enjoy the day from.
Head to the Berkshire banks for the summer’s greatest event, The Henley Regatta. There are high sartorial standards to meet gents as this is the highlight of the summer sporting calendar and the warmer weather social season. It’s definitely worth spending some time getting your linens and jackets in order for this one.
The Regatta attracts thousands year on year over a five day period. The boat races are of a high international standard and the Regatta hosts an array of enclosures and restaurants, bars and shops to match the high prestige of this event. Your time at the waterside will exceed your high expectations and have you enthralled from the start.
To keep up with all the finest happenings, there is plenty of opportunity to share your Henley experiences. This year Henley have created a bespoke Henley hashtag for your convenience: #myHenleyResolution. A great way to share your Benedict Raven attire on social media too!
Goodwood, Festival of Speed
Get your engines revving, gents it’s time for the infamous motor spectacle, Goodwood’s Festival of Speed. Held annually at Goodwood House, set in the glorious Sussex countryside, it’s the world’s finest event of its kind. The ultimate summer garden party.
Motor’s and bikes of pure elegance accelerate around the Hillclimb track throughout the festival and one can get quite lost in all the drama and the excitement. Amongst all the viewing pleasure, you can get up close and personal to these fabulous machines and the talents who made them.
The all-important hospitality packages include exclusive viewing spots, with the Clark Pavilion being the most recommended. Here you can experience the most challenging point of the Hillclimb, where Hay bales are often put through their paces. Further to this, there is the Startline Club, where all the racing action commences and you can really experience that exclusive, members only feel. Just as you thought that was the end of the track, the festival has a little surprise for you; The Library Lawn Garden party. A place where you can take in all the views of the festival from the Duke & Duchess’s private garden. Let’s get this party started!
The July heat is beaming down on the perfectly pruned grass courts of Wimbledon. Crowds flock each year to watch the intense games on the vast collection of courts and of course the surrounding grassy bank, featuring the notorious large LED screen. Not a second of viewing is missed.
Wimbledon has been renowned for its tennis championships since the 1870’s, proudly maintaining their heritage. What they offer today still holds it’s highly sought-after status of which us Brit’s enjoy every year.
The Wimbledon Whites are in abundance across the pristine courts. Whilst fresh white attire is optional for spectators, it is compulsory for the players, from head to toe. Of course, there isn’t a single grass stain in sight.
Their food and drink on site, is of the highest quality, always seasonal, and sourced from British producers – truly reflecting the commitment of the high-class team at Wimbledon. Of course, no day at the All England Lawn Club is complete without indulging in some strawberries and cream and a large glass of Pimms.
Experience pure prestige and a day of luxury at the Salon Prive car show held at the grounds of the magnificent Blenheim Palace. It’s the longest running car show of its kind and is one that attracts a very affluent crowd. This admired event hosts a classic car competition each year with entries including the most exquisite cars ever produced, some are flown in from all over the world, for all to admire.
You have the opportunity to take to the wheel of these fabulous motors from the finest selection of brands apparent on the day. The ideal opportunity to plan your next investment?
Take in the high-class vibe of the event whilst noticing your reflection of classic luxury style that you’re sporting, from car door to car door, you are in your element. Thoroughly immerse yourself into a day of luxury and enjoy your stroll around the grounds with a delectable glass of champagne.
To finish off your day why not peruse the luxury retail village hosting fine jewellery and some of the most luxury fashion brands. You can’t miss the helicopters and yachts in the ground of Blenheim either. You won’t be disappointed.