Chestertons Polo in the Park does it all a little different. If you’ve never been to one of their events or to a polo match in general then you’re in for a quintessentially British treat…
It’s a big year for the 2015 event, as for the first time in 76 years the England test match polo team will return to Hurlingham Park – being absent from the ground for as long as Chuck Norris has been in existence. The national side’s return to the spiritual home of polo is like Odysseus to Ithaca, McCartney to Abbey Road, or Ross Kemp to the the Queen Vic, and is a must see for all polo fans. For your inner patriot, the Mint Team London will also be competing against five other cities from around the world, and are eager for your support.
For those who have never been to the event before, Chestertons have tweaked the rules to make a unique format which creates fast and furious polo; imagine putting a recording of the 2005 Ashes series on fast forward, it makes for a more spectator friendly show. The reduced pitch size not only speeds up the game play, but allows spectators to creep in closer to the action.
If you get tired of being up and close to the match then there are a plethora of bars and restaurants to retire to, offering a high-quality dining experience and panoramic views of the event. It’s a great place to relax away from the buzz of the on-going field game. Further distractions from the sport are the shopping village, live music and various other entertainment features, making it a perfect area to hang out with friends or family on a Summer eve.
Stuck on whether you should or shouldn’t bring the children, the event offers various attractions perfect to suit them. Especially the ‘Pitch Invasion’ for the children on the morning of Sunday 7th June which will be London’s biggest ever children’s party, where parents can enjoy a glass of Champagne Lanson Rosé whilst their juniors make the best of the attractions offered to them.
The weekend runs from June 5-7, and tickets are selling quick, with Saturday already having been sold out. However Friday evening features the chance to see the England Polo Team playing for the first time in 76 years, and Sunday tickets are the day of the final. So just for you, our reader, we’ll give you our promo code; GJPOLO. We will also be giving away a number of tickets next week – watch this space.