Getting ready for Royal Ascot? Come and stay with us at DUKES LONDON!

The Queen's procession at Royal AscotIn a few short days Royal Ascot 2018 will be upon us. One of the most famed and favourable events on the horse racing calendar, it’s no real surprise that it’s such a popular event – not only do its roots stretch back to the early 18th century when it was founded by Queen Anne, but it’s still attended by often a large number of our Royal family today (including the Queen herself, who is known to be particularly fond of the occasion).

Being also one of the most valuable meetings in the horseracing calendar, over £7 million is available during the period of Royal Ascot in prize money. Spread over 18 races, it’s undoubtedly one of the most attractive for competitors, but similarly, one of the most competitive.

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Love horse racing? It’s time to experience Royal Ascot

A horse parade at Royal AscotThe most prestigious horse racing event in London’s sporting calendar, Royal Ascot sets off on the 18th to 22nd June 2013.

Annually attended by Her Majesty the Queen and the royal family, Royal Ascot is renowned for attracting high society, horse racing enthusiasts and thrill seekers.

Founded in 1711, the event is notorious for its heritage and tradition. The world famous, top quality horse race is held over five days in the third week of June and is steeped in pageantry and showcases British culture in its finest form.

Every year fashion steals the show at Royal Ascot and this year’s dress code is said to be stricter than ever. Formal dress is expected for all attendants with the exception of people with silver ring tickets where there is no dress code. The colourful occasion attracts a variety of well-dressed visitors for this special event.

The racehorse ‘Animal Kingdom’ is the favourite to win this year. In previous years Her Majesty the Queen has owned 20 winning horses throughout her visits at Royal Ascot. The highlight of the event is the Gold Cup Run on Thursday 20th June.

In terms of ticket availability there are three levels of tickets for each day: Silver Ring tickets, Grandstand tickets and Royal Enclosure badges.

The racecourse itself is situated in idyllic woodland surrounded by acres of beautiful countryside. Race days usually have a theme to complement the racing, such as a concert or beer festival, and race goers can wine and dine in exclusive restaurants situated around the course.

After a fun-packed day at the races, why not pay us a visit and try an exclusive spa treatment to completely relax and unwind? Go on – treat yourself to a soothing spa experience after the excitement of sun, royalty and racing!

Image courtesy of Steve Fareham