EVENTS & HOTELS NEAR THE ROYAL ASCOT
Royal Ascot is one of the biggest events in the horse racing and wider social calendar, spanning 5 days annually in the month of June. It dates back to 1711 when it was founded by Queen Anne and is the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.
The Gold Cup is one of the most popular races, falling on the third day of Royal Ascot. Colloquially known as ‘Ladies’ Day’, socialites, royals and members of the public dress up in their most spectacular outfits in one of the most important fashion events of the year. With hundreds of thousands of people attending Royal Ascot across the 5 days each year, the event has an unrivalled atmosphere full of excitement and competition.
HOTELS NEAR THE ROYAL ASCOT
THE GROSVENOR HOTEL
1 hour 6 minute journey on public transport to Ascot Racecourse
The Grosvenor Hotel is located right next to Victoria Station, so you can get straight on a train to head to Royal Ascot, changing just once before you’ll be at the famous racecourse. After a thrilling day at the races, you can easily head back to your hotel to relax in style and Victorian grandeur.
The Grosvenor blends Victorian period features with modern design and detail, making it an incredible space to spend time. It’s also just a short walk from Buckingham Palace, so once you’ve had your fill of Royal Ascot you can get your fill of the Royals’ residence.
THE ROYAL HORSEGUARDS HOTEL
1 hour 15 minute journey on public transport to Ascot Racecourse
A short tube ride to Waterloo and then you can cruise all the way to Ascot Racecourse on the South Western Railway. And after a day of racing and glamour, you can return to the Royal Horseguards, your 5-star, majestic hotel that overlooks the River Thames.
Day or night, you’ll have an unrivalled view across the city, from the glittering evening lights across the water to the London Eye and the Shard towering over all. Enjoy fully refurbished Victorian elegance coupled with all the latest mod con luxury.
THINGS TO DO NEAR THE ROYAL ASCOT
WINDSOR GREAT PARK
Stunning views, sweeping parkland and award-winning gardens - Windsor Great Park is a truly beautiful green space that is steeped in history. There are more than 4,800 acres to explore, full of deer, historical monuments and horticultural displays. To find out the opening times and the events taking place at the Windsor Great Park visit the site.
LEGOLAND WINDSOR RESORT
Billed as the UK's favourite kids theme park (but it's also fun for adults too), Legoland is a child-orientated park inspired by the unique world of Lego. Enjoy 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops and more, all set in 150 acres of parkland. To book your tickets and to get directs visit the Legoland Windsor Resort website.
VIRGINIA WATER LAKE
Situated on the southern edge of Windsor Great Park, Virginia Water Lake is an amazing, man-made lake with picture-perfect views and diverse wildlife. Used as a location for films like Harry Potter and Into the Woods, the lake and its surroundings have a uniquely ethereal quality to them, perfect for a family walk whatever the season. To find out the opening times and how to get to the Virginia Water Lake visit the website.