THE QUINTESSENTIAL ENGLISH SEASON
Experience the true essence of the English Season and delight in the distinct personalities of the most prestigious events in the social calendar.
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GARSINGTON OPERA 1 JUNE – 30 JULY 2017
An annual open air summer opera festival of great artistic quality in a setting of outstanding beauty, at an historical English Estate.
Performances take place in the specially designed seasonal Opera Pavilion from within which it is possible to view the beautiful surrounding landscape.
Humphreys of Henley offers you the opportunity to experience the Garsington Opera in style. Start your day with a traditional afternoon tea, followed by a personal tour of the Wormsley Estate Gardens. Sip Champagne in the walled gardens followed by a stunning evening of Opera and a luxurious dinner to accompany.
ROYAL ASCOT 20 – 24 JUNE 2017
The Royal Ascot attracts the finest race horses in the world. From the traditional dress code, to the rich history behind the event, the experience is like no other. With the excitement of a regal day’s racing viewed from the Royal Enclosure, accompanied by fine wining and dining and a traditional afternoon tea, this is a day of elegance, grandeur and complete decadence; a day to be remembered.
HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA 28 JUNE – 2 JULY 2017
Delight in one of the highlights of the English Season, Henley Royal Regatta. We offer you the opportunity to experience this world class sporting event in style.
Following your chauffeured journey by helicopter or car, you will board a stunning Slipper Launch, a quintessential feature of this stretch of the Thames, and then enjoy the best of Henley Royal Regatta.
You then have the day to enjoy all that the regatta has to offer, including a wonderful three course lunch, the finest afternoon tea and a day of the highest quality rowing.
Henley Royal Regatta is England at its traditional best, the ladies in their beautiful summer dresses and hats and the gentlemen looking very dapper in their blazers and boaters, it will be a day for you to remember.
Humphreys is proud to offer our guests the opportunity to stay at the splendid Cliveden House Hotel and Spa, one of the world’s finest luxury hotels. Would you prefer to stay the night before your Regatta Experience, the perfect venue from which to step into the English Season? Or would prefer to return to your luxurious hotel to celebrate a fine days rowing….or maybe you’d like to do both?
WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 3- 16 JULY 2017
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely considered the most prestigious. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open and is the only major still played on grass.
The sense of history and occasion are second to none and Humphrey’s of Henley can provide you tickets to see some of the finest tennis played, as well as exclusive hospitality, a champagne lunch and traditional Wimbledon afternoon strawberries and cream tea.
HENLEY FESTIVAL 5 – 9 JULY 2017
“A floating stage. The biggest names in music and comedy. Black ties. Sharp suits. Designer dresses. Celebrity chefs’ pop-up restaurants. Champagne sipped beside the Thames. An armada of pleasure boats. Dance. Street theatre. Art, sculpture and roving eccentrica. Explosions of flowers. Echoes of laughter. Fireworks. And more fireworks. Late night parties. Generous servings of decadence, garnished with sophistication. Welcome to Henley Festival – where more is more.
Elton John delivered an outstanding performance on the floating stage on Wednesday 6th July 2016.
A magical annual event etched in the diaries and imaginations of those in the know, Henley Festival is your exclusive pass to five nights of unrivalled revelry. Taking place the week after the Henley Regatta, it’s one of the biggest and best-loved arts festivals in the UK.
It’s also a festival like no other. Henley’s unquestionable edge of elegance, extraordinary atmosphere and attention to detail sets it leagues apart from the rest of the festival calendar.
The performers in 2016 included Dame Shirley Bassey, Elvis Costello, Bryn Terfel and The Welsh National Opera Orchestra and Willl Young, to name but a few.