5 Sporting Events Outside Of London You Won’t Want To Miss

The Open
Royal Lytham & St Anne’s, Lancashire

Royal Lytham & St Anne’s is charming yet ferociously challenging links course in Lancashire. It is certainly a course worth visiting when set up for a Championship and is known as one of the toughest to score well on. With small fairways, long rough and 206 bunkers guests can expect to accuracy rewarded and punished here with plenty of drama.

Overall the unique charm of the course combined with the style of play needed makes for a fantastic atmosphere. Hospitality guests within the specially created hospitality village can expect sumptuous food, created using local ingredients and recipes as well as special touches such as an R&A whisky and canapé reception (Open Champions Restaurant).

The Open

Edgbaston
Birmingham

As the second largest cricket ground in the UK, Edgbaston has a superb match-day atmosphere and is regarded as the most ferocious in England for visiting teams. With England facing the West Indies, long term rivals Australia and world number Test side South Africa, you can be sure that the atmosphere will be unforgettable, especially as England are enjoying a run of good form and high public support.

Edgbaston boats cutting edge new facilities after a £32 million redevelopment. There are a range of superb hospitality packages including the newly opened Jaguar Club as well as private boxes. Within any facility here guests will enjoy a full hospitality experience. It’s location in the Midlands also makes Edgbaston one of the most accessible venues for guests.

Edgbaston

Formula 1
Silverstone, Northamptonshire

Silverstone roars into life this July as fleets of F1 team vehicles and hordes of fans  arrive for one of the most popular Grand Prix’s on the racing calendar. Widely regarded as one of the fastest circuits in Formula 1, Silverstone offers guests an electric atmosphere unlike anywhere else. A home win at Silverstone for Jenson Button or Lewis Hamilton is full of promise and would certainly be one of the sporting highlights of the year!

Team Tactics offer official hospitality within the Stowe Lakeside facility. From here guests have an excellent view of Stowe Corner at which the drivers often exit at speeds close to 125mph. Similarly to Edgbaston in fact, hospitality is located within a new £30 million development on Stowe Corner. The menu for the Stowe Lakeside facility is created by fellow Masterchef of Great Britain Stephen Saunders.

British Grand Prix

Henley Regatta
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Henley Royal Regatta is arguably one of the most quintessentially English events, a crown jewel in any rower’s career and a haven of fine hospitality.  The Regatta, which was first held over 150 years ago in 1839, is a unique event, staging 250 world-class races over 5 days. The beautiful surroundings and Edwardian garden party ambience of this prestigious event offers an idyllic opportunity for corporate or social entertaining.

The River Lounge hospitality experience at the Henley Royal Regatta is truly everything one would expect from a Royal event: exquisite food and fine wines, absorbing entertainment, and exclusivity. Situated on the banks of the Thames close to the start, the elegant River Lounge marquee is a perfect point to see the oarsmen at maximum stroke whilst relaxing in the idyllic designer gardens. Guests are also on the right side of the river to be able to wonder up the bank, taking in the unique and wonderful atmosphere of the Regatta.

Goodwood Revival 
Goodwood Circuit, West Sussex

The Goodwood Revival is the world’s largest historic race meeting and is perhaps the most wonderful and theatrical of all events in the UK. Not only are visitors to the Revival provided with a day’s of fantastic racing, they also take a step back in time and ‘revel in the romance of motor racing as it used to be’. At the Revival car enthusiasts will find cars created in the era of passion and power before they became loaded with space-age technology. With competitors and enthusiasts dressed in 1950s period costume this is a weekend of excitement and nostalgia.

There is a range of equally charming hospitality packages to choose from at the Goodwood Revival. Each facility has a unique appeal such as the Officers Club located next to the old War Rooms or the Goodwood Mess located opposite the start line and full of 1950’s glamour and entertainment.

Goodwood Revival

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