Henley Royal Regatta with China White || Photo Diary

Henley Royal Regatta with China White || Photo Diary

I’ll let you into a secret; I love an excuse to get glammed up. Although at university spending the day getting ready for a night out was a weekly occasion, now I’ve graduated I’m lucky if I do it once a month. So when an invite for a day of watching the Henley Royal Regatta dropped in my inbox from LDN Meet Up, needless to say I jumped at the chance. Especially seeing as they’d teamed up with super club China White to net us VIP tickets to their enclosure. If you’re not familiar with the Henley Royal Regatta, it’s an annual rowing event that falls on the first weekend in July. Each race is a head-to-head knock out, raced over a one mile course on the Thames.

Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta

When Friday the 1st of July rolled around seven other bloggers and I made our way to Henley-Upon-Thames ready for a day at the races. I was later arriving than the other ladies and as per usual, I managed to get lost. Rather than heading straight to the river side where the girls were enjoying a picnic, I ended up wandering around the weigh in station where the boats are launched. While my boating knowledge could be better, it was fascinating to see. In particular the way that the rowers managed to enter the boats with such grace. So much more so than my last attempt at Centre Parcs earlier this year..

Henley Royal Regatta

Anyway! After a frantic phone call and finally realising I was in the wrong section I was walking down to meet the girls.

Henley Royal Regatta

Not before getting slightly lost all over again.. Typical.

Henley Royal Regatta

After tucking into a few glasses of bubbly and a picnic while we watched the heats, we made our way to China White. I was bowled over by the pure size of the venue. For a “pop-up” style area, it was huge. With multiple bars and street food, surprisingly the venue still managed to feel exclusive and intimate. They even had giant Moet deck chairs, which may have been difficult to get into (and out of) with my co-ordination but they certainly were instagramable!

Henley Royal Regatta

Of course, after seeing the “Moet Moment” deck chairs, I had to have my own under the main tent.. As per usual, it was fantastic and the mini bottle was just the cutest!

Henley Royal RegattaStopping for a quick selfie break, we headed to the dance floor and enjoyed some top quality music from China White’s DJs.

Henley Royal Regatta

As you can probably guess, we spent the evening having a few too many drinks and dancing the night away. After my photos started to get a bit blurrier, I didn’t think they were worth showing though..

All in all a fantastic day with some of my favourite blogging ladies, same again next year?!

Have you been to the Henley Royal Regatta before? What did you think?

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  • This looks like so much fun! I’ve always wanted to go to somewhere like Henley and get all glammed up. The VIP area looks amazing too.

    Jenny xx

    http://www.jaffacat.co.uk

    • It’s on every year and free to go to the races themselves, I really recommend it 😀 xx