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Chap Olympiad - Bloomsbury

Pack your pipe, perfect your posh English accent and get down to London’s Annual Contest for Gentleman Prowess. This eccentric sports day hosts competitions unlike any you’ve ever seen before – including immaculate trouser ironing, umbrella jousting and the pipeathon. It promises to be a spiffing affair, with plenty of Pimm’s and chaps and chapettes going all-out with vintage attire (above). 

£20, July 13. Midday-11pm 
Bedford Square, WC1B 3HH 
Tube | Russell Square 
thechapolympiad.com

 

Wimbledon tennis championships - Wimbledon

No British summer is ever complete without the grunts and groans of the tennis stars thrashing it out for the Wimbledon title. Although the public ballot has closed, you can join hundreds of others buying tickets via The Queue at Gate 3 from 8am on Sunday, June 23.

Get there early and be prepared to wait. If that fails, buy bubbly, strawberries and cream and head to Aorangi Terrace (Murray Mound) where you can watch matches on a big screen for about £5.

£27+, June 24-July 7. 
Times vary Church Road, SW19 5AE 
Tube | Wimbledon 
wimbledon.com

 


Goodwood Festival of Speed - Chichester

Goodwood is a petrol head’s dream – think every supercar from Porsches to Lamborghinis. But, set on the immaculate grounds of Goodwood House, there are other attractions – including a top-notch Hamper service. Get star-struck watching F1 racers such as Jenson Button burn rubber, check out classic cars, and watch the mighty hill climb in awe as the festival celebrates 20 years.

£25+, July 11-14. 8.45am-7pm Goodwood Estate,
Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX 
Station | Chichester  
goodwood.co.uk

 

 

Foodies Festival - Clapham Common

Upgrade to VIP entry (£48) to get a glass of bubbly, a meal in a pop-up venue plus a bunch of other goodies at this chilled-out food-centric three-dayer, where, enticingly, there’s a booze-tasting masterclass every hour. 

£12+, June 7-9. 10am-8pm 
Windmill Drive, SW4 9DE 
Tube | Clapham South 
foodiesfestival.com 

 

Found - Shoreditch

Roll on the white gloves for a night of house and techno with a DJ line-up of global talent. Go VIP and you’ll get free entry to a warehouse after-party, a gourmet BBQ, VIP seating as well as fast-track entry. 

£50+, June 15. 11am-9pm 
Haggerston Park, E2 8EX 
Tube | Bethnal Green 
foundseries.co.uk/festival


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