After a year of PJs and loose clothing, it’s time to banish those elasticated waists and embrace the new dress-up/go out trend. More is definitely more so dig out those sky high heels, slap on the shimmer and gear up the glitz with a head of carefully coiffed hair. But where to go? Here’s our pick of the the summer’s hottest and most glamorous tickets…

Secret service

A night of sophistication and mystery awaits at The London Cabaret Club in Bloomsbury. The city’s number one after-dark entertainment venue has pulled out all the stops for its most thrilling show to date. In honour of the forthcoming James Bond movie, the spy-themed spectacle, London Never Dies, features a troupe of dancers and entertainers who perform to a soundtrack of iconic 007 tracks while a sumptuous dinner and drinks (shaken, not stirred) are served at your table. Dress to impress and book now to avoid disappointment. London Never Dies runs until October. 

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A true hit

What could be better than a day at Wimbledon? Tennis season is upon us so delicate tea party dresses and sunhats are the order of the day ahead of sipping champers and nibbling on strawberries and cream – our personal summer sport of choice. Need some style inspiration? Look no further than Sophie Wessex and Kate Middleton. The royals always do it best when it comes to laidback elegance.

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A day at the races

Fashionistas will be flocking to Sussex later this month (JULY) to attend the Goodwood Festival, one of the most prestigious events in the horseracing calendar. Expect the ultimate garden party high on glamour with the thrill of racing thrown in for good measure. When it comes to looking the part, ladies should opt for something chic and relaxed – think flowing silky maxi dresses, an updo with a striking headpiece - while gents should don a linen suit topped with a panama.  

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Fast and Fabulous

Not just for petrol heads, promise! The Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace has something for everyone. Welcoming more than 100 cars and motorcycles, the much-hyped event this September will play host to treasured relics from the Edwardian era, some of the rarest and most valuable grand tourers alongside era-defining icons, racing legends and some of the world’s most jaw-dropping supercars all set against a backdrop of one of Britain’s finest stately homes. It also presents the perfect opportunity to don your summer’s best. The Salon Privé welcomes all fashions and styles, from the demure to the eccentric.

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