Events

Sloaney Events reviews stylish parties and high profile launches that take place in London and abroad. With invitations to some of the most exclusive events, we take you behind the scenes of the social elite and highlight key dates to reserve in your calendar.

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RHS Chelsea: David Austin launches the Roald Dahl rose

RHS Chelsea: David Austin launches the Roald Dahl rose

Yesterday David Austin hosted a private party at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to announce the launch of several new roses. Guests gathered at the David Austin rose display to sip Bollinger champagne and admire ‘Roald Dahl’. This free-flowing variety comes in a pretty peach colour and the rose marks 100 years since the birth […]

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A sunny start to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

A sunny start to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Sarah Bacon reports from the opening day of the Chelsea Flower Show 2016… – The sun shone brightly in London today to mark the start of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. The event has become one of the most prestigious fixtures to attend in our annual guide to the British Summer Social Season. Celebrities […]

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Rosé at the races: Château La Gordonne arrives at Goodwood

Rosé at the races: Château La Gordonne arrives at Goodwood

Goodwood has welcomed a new rosé bar for racing fixtures. This weekend Château La Gordonne was served at the May Festival and it will be available throughout the racing season at Goodwood this summer. The rosé bar overlooks the parade ring and the Richmond Enclosure. It is a stylish places to relax at the racecourse and […]

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What to wear to Polo in the Park

What to wear to Polo in the Park

There are so many exciting events on our guide to the British Summer Social Season and Chestertons Polo in the Park is fast approaching. Polo in the Park takes place at the beginning of June and this is a popular event for those based in London. What to wear to Polo in the Park depends largely […]

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Badminton Horse Trials 2016: The Invisible Horse Trail

Badminton Horse Trials 2016: The Invisible Horse Trail

If you are attending the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials this weekend, you simply must do The Invisible Horse Trial. It has been organised by World Horse Welfare, which helps to raise awareness about the suffering of many millions of horses each year that goes unnoticed. Fourteen painted horses have been dotted around the beautiful grounds […]

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The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2016

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2016

By SARAH BACON The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is one of the top attractions on our guide to The Season, which determines the main events to attend during the British Summer Social Season. This year the Badminton Estate is bathed in glorious sunshine and yesterday the media lunch took place in the Mitsubishi Motors marquee. […]

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Chestertons Polo in the Park welcomes the Great Polo Food Festival

Chestertons Polo in the Park welcomes the Great Polo Food Festival

Chestertons Polo in the Park is one of the leading equestrian fixtures in our guide to The Season. This year, the popular event will welcome a new addition by hosting the Great Polo Food Festival. This has been launched to deliver an exceptional culinary experience across the three-day festival that takes place in London. The […]

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Special rates offered at Chateau Eza for the Monaco Grand Prix 

Special rates offered at Chateau Eza for the Monaco Grand Prix 

The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the highlights of the European sporting and social calendar. The Formula One motor race is held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. Since 1929 it has been widely regarded as one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world. Those planning to attend the Monaco Grand Prix in […]

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The launch of Rolling Stones Exhibitionism at the Saatchi Gallery

The launch of Rolling Stones Exhibitionism at the Saatchi Gallery

A host of stars gathered at the Saatchi Gallery in London last night for the launch of ‘Rolling Stones Exhibitionism’. The incredible exhibition showcases memorabilia and also includes an impressive 3D experience of a live concert. Paparazzi and fans gathered at the entrance to the famous gallery in Chelsea as bandmembers Sir Mick Jagger, Keith […]

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Royal Ascot 2016 Priority Booking ends on 5th April

Royal Ascot 2016 Priority Booking ends on 5th April

Royal Ascot is one of the most popular events that feature on our British Summer Social Season Guide. With 300 years of spectacular heritage under the patronage of twelve monarchs, it showcases the world’s finest Flat racing. It also has a reputation for celebrating style, with striking hats and fascinators often proving to be as […]

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Nevill Holt Opera tickets go on sale

Nevill Holt Opera tickets go on sale

The Sloaney recently announced the 2016 launch of our popular annual guide to the British Summer Social Season. It is packed full of exciting events, which are hosted in stunning locations around the country. The Nevill Holt Opera is one of the regional highlights of The Season and tickets are selling out quickly. The Nevill […]

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The 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National Weights Luncheon

The 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National Weights Luncheon

By AMELIA LATHAM WAKE As the dulcet tones of rugby-playing soprano Laura Wright echoed around the stunning Sky Garden in London, jockeys, trainers, journalists and fashionistas sipped champagne, ate delicious canapes and chatted about all things racing. The Crabbie’s Grand National Weights Luncheon 2016 saw sky high views of London in a glorious, sun-filled unveiling […]

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London Edition hosts the launch of Pace by Jaguar

London Edition hosts the launch of Pace by Jaguar

Last night The Sloaney team attended the launch of Jaguar’s new fragrance, Pace. The invitation-only soiree was organised by Roger von der Weid, who is the CEO of Jaguar Fragrances. The event was held in the plush surroundings of the London Edition. On arrival, guests sipped champagne and enjoyed canapes prior to the release of […]

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The preview event of the LOUIS XIII Cognac film

The preview event of the LOUIS XIII Cognac film

LOUIS XIII Cognac recently hosted a plush event in central London. The famous spirit announced an original film, starring actor John Malkovich, which envisions Earth one hundred years in the future and it will not be released until 2115. Directed by Robert Rodriguez «100 Years» was inspired by the time it requires to create LOUIS […]

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The Chelsea Art Fair

The Chelsea Art Fair

The Chelsea Art Fair will be celebrating its 21st Birthday at the Chelsea Old Town Hall from Thursday, April 21st to Sunday, April 24th 2016. The chic boutique Fair has established itself as the London art fair which brings first class Modern and Contemporary art to the heart of Chelsea with a particular focus on […]

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Quintessentially Events celebrates 10 years

Quintessentially Events celebrates 10 years

Quintessentially Events recently hosted a celebration to mark its 10th anniversary at House of St Barnabas in London. The event company has won numerous awards and the founders invited clients and friends to toast their success. Anabel Fielding and Caroline Villamizar Duque initially started the business in a small office in London. It has since […]

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Crabbie’s Grand National Ladies Day: Fabulous Friday launches

Crabbie’s Grand National Ladies Day: Fabulous Friday launches

By Katie Ann Lamb The countdown to the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National Ladies Day, also known as Fabulous Friday, has officially begun. Last year we included this world-famous event in our popular British Summer Social Season Guide for the first year and it will definitely be returning as a highlight on the calendar for next […]

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The Saatchi Gallery hosts SalonQP

The Saatchi Gallery hosts SalonQP

Later today we will be tweeting live from the VIP preview of SalonQP. SalonQP has grown to become one of the key luxury events in the watch industry calendar. It has established itself as a must-visit event for watch collectors and enthusiasts, for whom the world of luxury watches is both a passion investment and […]

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The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show

The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show

The skiing season is fast approaching and it is the perfect time for The Telegraph Ski and Snowboard Show to take place and highlight all of the best venues and clothing available this year. The Ski and Snowboard Show is currently happening in Battersea Park and we popped along to film a little preview for […]

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The Beretta Gallery celebrates 10 years

The Beretta Gallery celebrates 10 years

An Elegant temple of all things country is the best way to describe London’s Beretta Gallery, writes Katie Ann Lamb… – Last week Beretta hosted a fabulous party in London to mark the anniversary of the Beretta Gallery. Celebrating 10 years in the heart of Mayfair and situated on the corner of Jermyn Street this […]

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Peter Sellers – Behind The Camera

Peter Sellers – Behind The Camera

‘Peter Sellers – Behind The Camera’ an exciting retrospective photography exhibition by the man himself is coming to an exclusive London address for a short time only. From Monday 26th October for one week this showcase, by one of the world’s greatest comedy actors, will be in situ at 19 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge’s most exclusive […]

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Watches of Switzerland host VIP fundraiser for Glasgow Hospice

Watches of Switzerland host VIP fundraiser for Glasgow Hospice

A host of famous faces and high-society guests gathered at Watches of Switzerland last night on Regent Street in London for a charity auction, with a Scottish focus. The fundraising event was held for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow. Guests sipped Pommery Champagne as a silent auction took place that included […]

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Toasting the End of Summer at Bluebird Chelsea

Toasting the End of Summer at Bluebird Chelsea

A final sip of Rosé at Bluebird Chelsea… — Sadly summer has come to an end. Alfresco dining and outdoor drinks admiring the sunset have become a distant memory, with autumn putting a chill in the air. One of Chelsea’s most popular venues, Bluebird Chelsea, marked the change in seasons with an End of Summer Party […]

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The Sloaney’s Guide to Goodwood

The Sloaney’s Guide to Goodwood

By ROSEMIN ANDERSON The glorious Goodwood Racecourse in Chichester is a luxury paradise for lovers of vintage and motorsports alike. Set across hundreds of hectares of land owned by the Earl of March (known as Lord March) and his family, the estate incorporates a beautifully maintained motor racecourse, two golf courses, an airstrip, horse racing […]

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Aston Martin exclusives will be on show at Goodwood Revival

Aston Martin exclusives will be on show at Goodwood Revival

Aston Martin returns to the evocative surroundings of the Goodwood Revival this weekend, with a selection of superb sports cars that celebrate the 102-year-old brand’s rich and exciting heritage. The luxury British sports car maker is once again an automotive partner of this year’s meeting at the famous old English race circuit where examples of […]

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Artist William Ings to exhibit at The Vitrine Gallery

Artist William Ings to exhibit at The Vitrine Gallery

By ANTONY NEWTON We don’t typically feature individual artistic talent on The Sloaney because many of the art events that we attend showcase work from a collection of artists. However, the opportunity arose when I came across some contemporary paintings from William Ings some months ago. His style is thought provoking and encourages the viewer to […]

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A stunning Aston Martin line up for Salon Privé

A stunning Aston Martin line up for Salon Privé

Aston Martin will be showcasing some of their best elite sports cars, as well as a James Bond-exclusive creation, at next month’s 10th anniversary of the Salon Privé Luxury Supercar Show & Concours d’Elégance. One of the closing highlights on our British Summer Social Season Guide, the event is heaven for luxury car enthusiasts. It will […]

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National Champagne Week returns

National Champagne Week returns

Champagne lovers can rejoice as we bring you news that National Champagne Week is set to make its return this October. The celebration of Champagne is set to take over the country from 1-7 October, and will be bigger than ever before, with 19 venues hosting more than 20 events across London, Birmingham and Bath. A range of venues including Europe’s longest Champagne bar at St Pancras […]

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The Glyndebourne Festival: Last tickets

The Glyndebourne Festival: Last tickets

If you are in the UK for August and looking to enjoy a special occasion, The Glyndebourne Festival still has some availability at the following key performances. Handle’s Saul There is still limited availability for Barrie Kosky’s brilliant incarnation of Handle’s oratorio, Saul.   Ivor Bolton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with a cast of […]

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Winter Olympia Art and Antiques Fair celebrates 25 years

Winter Olympia Art and Antiques Fair celebrates 25 years

This year London’s top winter fair, the Winter Olympia Art and Antiques Fair, will celebrate 25 years. It runs from the 2nd of November to the 8th of November and opens with the Collector’s Preview Reception. 22,000 visitors come to see over 30,000 pieces for sale from the 120 hand-picked dealers. A glamorous highlight of […]

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Nevill Holt Opera Review: A quintessential English event

Nevill Holt Opera Review: A quintessential English event

The Nevill Holt Opera has been growing in popularity since its debut performance a couple of years ago. It now has a well deserved place on our British Summer Social Season Guide and this year the event sold out in record time. This alone indicates that the Nevill Holt Opera is not going to remain […]

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Royal Ascot: A stylish start to the world’s best race meet

Royal Ascot: A stylish start to the world’s best race meet

Royal Ascot began with a fantastic day of racing yesterday and the event opened in style with a host of high profile names enjoying the glorious sunshine. The Queen chose to wear a striking pink outfit for the first day of the prestigious race meet and she was greeted by thousands of race goers for […]

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The Heidsieck Monopole Champagne Treehouse at British Summer Time

Heidsieck Monopole has been announced as the official champagne partner of Barclaycard’s British Summer Time at Hyde Park. There will be plenty of bars and VIP areas where you can raise a glass to the fantastic performances and enjoy some #MonopoleMoments. However, there is one place that you will really want to be seen and […]

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BNP Paribas Tennis Classic attracts top stars to The Hurlingham Club

BNP Paribas Tennis Classic attracts top stars to The Hurlingham Club

Last year’s Australian Open Champion and current World No.9 Stan Wawrinka, World No.15 Gaël Monfils and rising star Borna Ćorić are all confirmed to play at the BNP Paribas Tennis Classic at The Hurlingham Club in London. The event will take place from the 23rd of June until the 26th of June and it will […]

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Hotel Xenia launches Chelsea Flower Show Package

Hotel Xenia launches Chelsea Flower Show Package

By SARAH BACON Hotel Xenia, which is a lovely boutique hotel located on the Cromwell Road in London, has launched a special package for the Chelsea Flower Show and is inviting all horticultural enthusiasts to take advantage of the offering. The hotel is walking distance from the show and there are nearly 100 rooms, including […]

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A preview of the Nevill Holt Opera

A preview of the Nevill Holt Opera

The Nevill Holt Opera, which is hosted by David Ross who founded Carphone Warehouse, is fast becoming one of the highlights of the British Summer Social Season and it has sold out in record time this year. It was launched as an independent opera festival in 2013 and takes place in a beautiful and unique […]

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Fine Dining at Royal Ascot

Fine Dining at Royal Ascot

This year, Royal Ascot will have a whole host of Michelin starred chefs serving delicious menus to race goers. The fine dining options at this premier racing fixture will be headlined by twice Michelin starred chefs, Michael Caines, who will be hosting On5, and Phil Howard who will be hosting The Panoramic Restaurant. Michael and […]

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden Launch Party

The Ivy Chelsea Garden Launch Party

Although The Ivy Chelsea Garden has already been open for a few weeks, last night’s official launch party formally marked its presence on the King’s Road. A host of high society guests joined celebrities to sip Moët & Chandon Champagne and dine on delicious canapés, while admiring the impressive garden area. Those in attendance included Sophie Ellis-Bextor, James […]

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Hop on a helicopter to the Isle of Wight Festival

Hop on a helicopter to the Isle of Wight Festival

For those wanting to indulge in the ultimate VIP festival experience this summer, look no further than leading private jet and helicopter charter company, FlyMeNow. The company has teamed up with the world famous Isle of Wight Festival to create a VIP package like no other. You can land in style at the festival after […]

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Celebrate Easter in style at Conrad London St. James

Celebrate Easter in style at Conrad London St. James

In celebration that spring is in the air, Conrad London St. James has created an amazing array of seasonal Easter delights, including Easter Brunch and Easter Sunday Afternoon Tea. The hotel is only a stone’s throw from Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and St. James’s Park so it also provides a perfect place to stay during […]