As the famed saying goes 'the early bird catches the worm' and whilst we are normally huge fans of a spot of spontaneous travelling, when it comes to some of our favourite experiences across the UK, it is true that said early bird really does get the best access, seats and hospitality options at popular British events.

flowers at Chelsea Flower Show

MAY

Enjoy preview tickets to the world's most prestigious horticultural show, the event that formally starts the British summer season - Chelsea Flower Show. The member's day preview on May 22nd is not to be missed and garden aficionados will marvel at the floral displays and show gardens located in West London. The preview takes place just three days after the Royal wedding (on the 19th May) and would make for a very cool combo. London and Windsor are sure to be extremely busy with well-wishers filling the streets, so if you wish to join in with the celebrations or just view the beautiful flora and fauna be sure to get in touch with us without delay.

English Soldiers - aerial view

JUNE

In June the famous British season gets into full swing - enjoy English pomp and pageantry at its finest at Trooping the Colour, an event with balloted tickets which need to be applied for now. One of the most notable events to 'see or be seen', is Royal Ascot, (19th - 23rd June) brush off your hat and let us arrange tickets and hospitality at one of the nation's favourite racing events. On this same weekend the Queen's Club championship tennis also occurs, so why not double up and spend a day at each event for twice the fun!

Wimbledon Tennis

JULY

July is all about sporting activities. Debenture seats for Wimbledon (2nd - 15th July) are already on sale and it is always one of the highlights of the summer (prices starting from £920.00 for a pair of tickets). If messing about in boats is more your style, visit Henley Royal Regatta (4th - 8th July) for riverside picnics or later in the month combine Wimbledon with Goodwood Festival of Speed (12th - 15th), the 15th also being the day of the coveted men's final. The Galway International Arts Festival begins on the 16th so would make for a brilliant triple whammy if you had time to extend your trip into Ireland.

Royal Military Tattoo

AUGUST

Royal Military Tattoo tickets are now on sale for the spectacular Scottish military performance that boasts the dominating Edinburgh Castle as an impressive backdrop. In order to get the premier seats we would advise early booking. As the Tattoo takes place when Edinburgh Fringe Festival is also in the city,Edinburgh hotels and events certainly get booked up quickly! If you wish to extend your tour and travel around other parts of Scotland ask us about our suggested itineraries.

© photo credit: Andrew Pickett