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Where Tradition Meets Luxury: Royal Ascot Returns

Considered by many to be the ultimate event in horseracing, Ascot’s unmissable races are soon set to return this summer, from the 18th to the 22nd of June 2024, with more than 34 races across just five days.

  • The finishing line of the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot

Ascot Racecourse, Ascot

Beyond the Racetrack: The Resident’s Guide to Royal Ascot


From the 18th to the 22nd of June 2024

A legendary British institution in itself, the Royal Ascot horse races will soon return for another year of exhilarating sport, historic traditions, and of course, fabulous fashion. Why not dust off your best hat or fascinator and join the celebrations, hosted just outside of London near our stunning neighbouring city, Windsor?

Steeped in centuries-old lore and quintessential British customs, the Royal Ascot races trace their origins back to 1711, when they were first established under the patronage of Queen Anne. Since then, this prestigious event has enjoyed the royal favour of more than eleven monarchs, with the late Queen Elizabeth II herself clinching victory on numerous occasions.

Whether you’re planning to soak up the excitement for the entire week or enjoying one day at the racetrack, we’d be delighted to be your home away from home in the heart of London. This June, why not make the most of your visit and experience our neighbourhood’s exceptional selection of restaurants, theatres, or galleries, moments from our doorstep, or even discover some of London’s iconic royal residences?

Join the celebrations this summer and experience one of London’s timeless British traditions, The Royal Ascot horse races.


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Ascot Begins Tuesday 18th of June 2024

Royal Ascot Returns for 2024

With gates opening at 10:30 am, the first day of the 2024 Royal Ascot races will see racing enthusiasts, royals, and more return to the stunning lawns of Ascot Racecourse. Tuesday is set to feature seven captivating races, including the prestigious Queen Anne Stakes. The first race begins promptly at 2:30 pm, while the final race will take place at 6:15 pm sharp, promising a day of sporting excellence.

A Royal Arrival

As the second season of Ascot under the reign of King Charles III, particular attention will be paid to the royal procession, during which select members of the Royal Family will arrive to open the event from 2:00 pm.

Whether you’re hoping to pay your respects to the Royal Family, catch a glimpse from afar, or simply join the excitement on the racecourse, be sure to keep your eyes peeled shortly before the first race.

Where Fashion Takes Centre Stage

Ladies Day at the Royal Ascot Races

Thursday the 20th of June 2024

The third, and to many favourite day of Royal Ascot is often referred to as ‘Ladies Day’, where high fashion and spectacle take centre stage and the latest trends are set for the summer. If there is ever an occasion to dust off your best wardrobe, this would be it! A day offering as much pageantry as sporting prowess, discover a treasure trove of local vendors, afternoon tea and more raceside. 

Highlights of Royal Ascot

Mark Your Calendar: Royal Ascot Draws to a Close

Soak up the final days of the celebrations,  while spectators eagerly await the finale of the week’s races, as the prestigious Diamond Jubilee races promise high stakes and fierce competition, with spectators cheering on their chosen horse. As the races kick off, experience the excitement of spectators watching their bets unfold, as prizes are handed out to the winning horses, jockeys, and trainers, while lucky punters celebrate their successful bets.

Royal Enclosures

Ticket Triumph: Your Guide to Enclosures at Royal Ascot

Experience a diverse selection of Royal Ascot experiences through its selection of enclosures catering to every guest. The Royal Enclosure offers an exclusive, luxurious atmosphere steeped in regal tradition, while the Queen Anne Enclosure provides prime views and a lively ambience. For a more relaxed setting, the Windsor Enclosure is the perfect choice, with no set dress code. Those seeking chic garden party vibes and eclectic entertainment will delight in the Village Enclosure, offering a casual setting with family-friendly amenities. With each enclosure offering a unique experience, immerse yourself in the splendour of Ascot and choose the atmosphere that best suits your taste.

What to Wear to Royal Ascot…

Dress to Impress: Decoding Royal Ascot Dress Code


Fashion and luxury lie at the heart of Ascot’s celebrations, making your clothing selection vitally important. While the event welcomes you to show off your creative flair regardless of your budget, there are a series of clothing requirements for you to be aware of…

The dress code of Ascot is often described as ‘dress to impress’. As you’ll likely be in the presence of the King, this is the ultimate opportunity to dust off the very best items in your wardrobe.

Dress codes vary by enclosure, with strict enforcement in the Royal and Queen Anne Enclosures, while more relaxed dress is permitted in the Windsor and Village Enclosures. However, why not get into the spirit of the event with a grand hat or dashing outfit?

To learn more, visit their helpful dress code here. 

What to Wear to Royal Ascot?

Ladies Ascot Glamour: Dress to impress

Ladies attending the event are advised to dress modestly, with dresses falling just below the knee or longer. Off the shoulder, strapless or spaghetti strap dress are also strictly prohibited. Ladies are of course more than welcome to subvert tradition and don fetching suit or trousers, so long as these are of a suitable length, material and colour.  


A significant question for many Ladies attending for the first time may experience is how to choose an appropriate hat for the event. Hats or fascinators are advised, however a headpiece is considered acceptable so long as it’s diameter is larger than four inches. While this may be slightly daunting, Ascot presents a fun opportunity to put yourself out there, whether this be with an extravagant headpiece or a wacky fascinator. 

What to Wear to Royal Ascot?

Fashion Finesse: Menswear at Ascot

Gentlemen attending the event are advised to wear a dapper full-length suit, with a collared shirt and tie, particularly in the Queen Anne enclosure. Ascot kindly requests that guests pay special attention to their suiting matching and appropriate tie choices. While not essential for all enclosures, gentlemen in the Royal and Queen Anne enclosures are advised to wear a top hat where possible.  

Speak With Our Resident Insiders

From Ascot Glamour to Local Recommendations: We Are Here to Help

Whether you need a shopping spree on Bond Street, advice on the best place to purchase an Ascot-appropriate hat or simply directions to reach the event, our Resident Insiders would be more than happy to assist you however you need. For a friendly helping hand simply speak to a member of our reception team, who can offer a series of exceptional local recommendations.

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Heartfelt Hospitality in the Heart of London


Why not take advantage of Ascot’s close proximity to London and combine your trip with a relaxing break in the capital? With four exceptional locations in Kensington, Victoria, Soho and Covent Garden, feel at home on the doorstep to all our legendary city has to offer, including gourmet dining, historic royal residences and a number of West End theatres. With all of this to enjoy and more, experience London’s #1 traveller-ranked hotel, The Resident.



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