What does British Summertime mean to you?

As we begin to relax into the longer, warmer evenings, most of us here in the UK are starting to plan our summer outings. So many joyful activities are associated with British Summertime, it’s hard to pick between them!

Perhaps it’s fresh local strawberries with lashings of cream, shared with friends in the late afternoon sun? Or maybe it’s stretching out on a large picnic blanket under a tree, surrounded by family and enjoying tasty treats from a beautiful picnic hamper? For others, it might be taking a stroll through a summer meadow, enjoying carefree time watching bees drift from flower to flower, the cool, heavenly scented breeze making the meadow shimmer… We are truly spoilt for choice!

Of course, there is another quintessentially British summer event that never fails to entertain and delight…the world famous Royal Ascot!

The historic race meeting kicks off this year on Tuesday June 20th and runs through to Saturday June 24th. Ascot attracts many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £6.58milllion in prize money! A whirlwind of excitement, colour and glamour, every day displays its own personality and six world-class races.

If you’re lucky enough to be attending Royal Ascot this year, remember to check the style guide! This will give you a good sense of the types of outfits on display so that you can find your own perfect ensemble. Ascot-goers are famed for their incredible – and often eccentric – fashion choices, so embrace your inner fashion guru and strut your stuff in style! 

 If you’re opting for a picnic, be sure to pack your Ascot goodies into a picnic hamper or coolbox and of course, don’t forget the Bolly!

Keep your eyes peeled, too. You might just spot some royalty!

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