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5 great events this summer

Posted on 03/07/2015.

It’s the hottest July on record in Britain, sweltering conditions means that we all want to get out and enjoy the sun. Take advantage of the summer weather and head outside for one of England’s many festivals and events this July. Check out some of our favorite events this summer; we have chosen some very fun and very British events.

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Enjoy six days of green-fingered fun as Hampton Court Palace Flower Show gets underway in London, with a host of cultural displays and activities. Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is the world's largest annual flower show. As well as the stunning floral displays, you can learn about growing your own fruit and vegetables, get tips on gardening in a changing climate, and shop for garden products. (4th - 5th July)

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

The State Rooms open annually while the Royal family is on their summer holidays. The Buckingham Palace State Rooms are the 19 rooms that The Queen and Royal Family use to conduct royal business and affairs of state in one of the world's last true working palaces. The Buckingham Palace State Rooms are the working heart of the palace and are available to tour only during August and September when The Queen makes her annual visit to Scotland. (27th July - 25th September)

British Beach Polo Championships 2015

Arena polo is a high adrenaline game, and when played on a beautiful beach it brings out the very best from the players, ponies and guests. Unlike grass polo, arena polo is played within a smaller area with 3 rather than 4 players per team.Building on the success of the last 7 years the British Beach Polo Championships 2015 promises to be another phenomenal event bringing with it widespread sporting, business and social applause. (10th – 11th July)

Henley Royal Regatta

When it comes to English sporting events, they don’t come much more ‘spiffing’ than this. Every first weekend of July, a mixture of serious rowers, socialites and sun worshippers gather on the banks of the River Thames in Berkshire for five days of racing. In all, there are 19 Cups to be won, with teams travelling from across the world to compete here. Like those other English sporting must-sees; Wimbledon, Ascot and the cricket at Lord´s - Henley is a great tradition, having been an established part of the social calendar since 1839. (1th – 5th July)

City of London Festival

The annual City of London Festival returns with a host of events in some of the capital's grandest settings. There are orchestral concerts in St. Paul's Cathedral, intimate chamber recitals in the Livery Halls - the age-old HQ of the City's trading bodies, which is rarely open to the public - and jazz gigs in skyscrapers, including within the Sky Garden at the top of the Shangri-La Hotel in The Shard and even at the top of a working bank. (Until 10 July 2015)