British Travel Journal
WHERE WE'RE PARTYING
18 JUNE-22 JUNE
Dress to impress at Royal Ascot – whether you are invited to the Royal Enclosure or closer to the horseracing action in the Queen Anne Enclosure. Invest in new tails at New & Lingwood or a new Stephen Jones hat. Be there at 2pm sharp to see the royals on parade.
26 JUNE-30 JUNE
The Killers, The Cure, Stormzy and even Kylie are the headline acts at this year's Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset. Whilst the Pyramid Stage is where to hear the big guns, experiment with up and coming music at the
John Peel Stage or underground beats at Babylon Uprising.
Henley Royal Regatta
03 JULY-07 JULY
What better way to spend a hot summer's day than by the banks of the River Thames in Henley – watching the world and rowers go by with a glass of fizz? Don your best blazer or tea dress for the members' only Stewards' Enclosure or rock a rowing look elsewhere.
Masterpiece London Art Fair
27 JUNE-03 JULY
Nestling in the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds lies this top notch eclectic art and design fair. Look for Banksy's spray paint Kissing Coppers at the Geoffrey Diner Gallery and Lyndsey Ingram's must see prints by Grayson Perry, the Chapman Brothers and others. Whilst Hong Kong jeweller, Cindy Chao will unveil her 2019 one-of-a-kind butterfly.
Edinburgh International Film Festival
19 JUNE-30 JUNE
Edinburgh might be colder than Cannes, but the screenings at the city's international film festival are equally hot. Billy Elliott and The Hurt Locker have been among them. Modern and cult Spanish films are this year's focus - kicking off with Tommy Smith and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra's take on Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain.
01 AUGUST-04 AUGUST
This Oxfordshire festival is one of the swankiest. Amongst sets by Tom Odell, the reformed Bombay Bicycle Club, there's art, dance and more. Activities range from horse-riding to axe throwing. Whilst for ultimate zen, try Paddleboard yoga or the spa. Posh food is on offer too by top chefs.