Dig out your fascinators and buff your brogues... Henley Royal Regatta is back in full force this summer, bringing with it a boatload of competitive fun between the 11th and the 15th of August. But that's not all. Besides being a great excuse to get dolled up and ogle at future Olympic rowers, the quintessentially British sporting event is also playing host to a number of fun pop-ups that'll be adding further excitement to proceedings.
For those of you looking to ramp up your revelries, be sure to check out Mahiki at Henley Royal Regatta 2021, a luxe Thameside tiki haven from brains behind the iconic Polynesian-themed London club. Alongside a raised VIP deck to cheer on all the races, there'll also be fruity cocktails, tasty food, table service and an epic Henley Regatta afterparty when the sun goes down.
Another big hitter for hot events during the week is The Riverside at Henley Regatta. Perhaps you fancy catching all the action in style - we're talking champers, bankside chalets and live music. Or maybe you're more into chilling in a waterfront beer garden, accompanied by various street vendors and DJs. Whatever your bag, this beauty has got just the thing.
Once the last whistle is blown? Put a final flourish on your outing with an exclusive supper club at The Lockdown Lodge. A cool café and bar during the day, the Hambleden Lock spot has teamed up with Jimmy Garcia, the man behind London's popular Jimmy's Pop-Up, to bring you a decadent five-course feast on its roof terrace. Gaze out across the countryside while tucking into delicacies such as smoked salmon with pickled fennel and a refreshing G&T sorbet.
Looking for more things to do this summer? Check out the UK's best outdoor activities and events here.