Your travel wish list
For an amazing year of possibilities, we’ve got 2019 all planned out. Our hand-picked array of month-by-month diary dates includes major sporting tournaments, leading art fairs and highlights of the social season.
An unmissable fixture of the London summer season—best enjoyed with a glass of Pimm’s and some fresh strawberries and cream—Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Watch the biggest names in the sport step up to the grass courts for the chance to win the iconic Wimbledon titles.
July 1 – 14, 2019
The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road, London, SW19 5AE
+44 0208 023 5265
The world’s greatest classical music festival delivers to London its usual dazzling array of international talent. From big name performers to the extraordinary rising stars of the Young Musician prom, from concerts showcasing New York disco funk to UK folk and global fusion, there’s something to inspire all tastes.
July 19 – September 14, 2019
Royal Albert Hall and various locations around London
Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia
One weekend a year, Monza Park near Lake Como explodes with a heart-racing cacophony of keening engines and wildly cheering Grand Prix enthusiasts as the world’s fastest sportscars rev around the track at lightning speed. When all the adrenalin gets a bit too much, stop off for a breather—and a refreshment—at one of the F1’s Paddock Clubs, to experience prime hospitality without missing any of the action.
September 5 – 8, 2019
Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Via Vedano, 5, 20900 Monza
+37 7932 54778
FIAC! International contemporary art fair
An illustrious ‘who’s who’ of the art industry, FIAC! International Art Fair is a busy hive of contemporary art in its many forms. Drawing together both established and lesser-known galleries, each championing creative talent from across the globe beneath the graceful glass domes of the Grand Palais, it’s a seasonal highlight well worth attending.
October 17 – 20, 2019
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Rome jazz festival
Listen closely this autumn and you’ll hear the unmistakeable sounds of jazz drifting from clubs and venues all across the city. The Rome Jazz Festival is an almost month-long celebration of all things jazz, which has charmed its way into the diaries of locals and jazz-lovers alike during its more than 40-year history, thanks to stellar programmes that have included the likes of Ray Charles and Miles Davis.
Various locations around Rome
+39 06693 45132
Academy museum of motion pictures
A spectacular Renzo Piano-designed homage to the silver screen, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is scheduled to open its doors in December. Film buffs who can clock a Kubrick from a Kramer can admire Hollywood’s most treasured relics—Dorothy’s red slippers included—with the Oscars Experience an apt nod to sheer star-studded glamour.
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
+1 310 247 3000