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Monday
15 April
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Tuesday
16 April
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Wednesday
17 April
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
18 April
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Friday
19 April
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Saturday
20 April
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Sunday
21 April
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Epsom Races

Join us this summer for a 2-night break in Epsom and enjoy a day at the Epsom Downs Racecourse. Be part of the action and soak up the soulful sounds of the 70s out on the Hyperion lawn with Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club after the last race.

Summer Nights Music

Itinerary

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Check in at your hotel. When evening comes, we can enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before having dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Accommodation 3 * Holiday Inn Express London Epsom Downs
  • MEALS Dinner included

After breakfast on Thursday morning, you’ll have some free time before heading to the racecourse.

See the horses in the Parade Ring, view the racing from the finishing straight and Winning Post, and enjoy the celebrations in the Winner’s Circle. Our package also includes a £10 Food & Drink Voucher which can be used within the Stands across various outlets, and also a Racecard Voucher. After the last race, we can enjoy a 90 minute live performance by Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club – the perfect end to a perfect day.

Please see approximate timings below: 

Gates open: 4pm
First Race: 6pm
Last race: 8:50pm            
Music: 9pm- 10:30pm

  • Accommodation 3 * Holiday Inn Express London Epsom Downs
  • MEALS Breakfast included

On Friday after checking out, you may like to explore the local area before heading home.

  • Accommodation
  • MEALS Breakfast included

EPSOM DOWNS

Epsom Downs is a Grade 1 racecourse on the hills associated with Epsom in Surrey which is used for thoroughbred horse racing. The "Downs" referred to in the name are part of the North Downs.

The course, which has a crowd capacity of 130,000 when taking into account people watching from the Epsom Downs, is best known for hosting the Derby Stakes. The Derby Stakes has come to be widely referred to as The Derby, the United Kingdom's premier thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old colts and fillies, over a mile and a half (2400 m). It also hosts the Oaks Stakes (also widely referred to as The Oaks) for three-year-old fillies, and the Coronation Cup for horses aged four years and upwards. All three races are Group 1 races and run over the same course and distance.

The course, owned by the Jockey Club, has enjoyed a long association with the British Royal Family, with the Queen attending most years for the Derby.

RONNIE SCOTT'S JAZZ CLUB

Presenting the finest jazz since 1959, Ronnie Scott's will be taking a break from Soho to bring an eight-piece band and DJ to Epsom Downs. Playing for 90 minutes after the last race, it promises to complete a perfect combination of evening horseracing and live jazz music, perfect for a summer’s evening. 

THE LADIES' DERBY HANDICAP STAKES

The Ladies’ Derby over the full Derby course and distance was inaugurated in 2009, though Ladies’ races had been run previously at Epsom, most recently as 1996. The race gives a once-a-year opportunity for the Lady Amateurs to experience the unique contours and undulations of this historic racecourse. The race forms part of a series of ‘Derbys’ run after THE Derby in June. As well as the Ladies’ Derby, the Gentlemens’ Amateurs’ Derby, the Jump Jockeys’ Derby and the Apprentices’ Derby.

Holiday Inn Express London Epsom Downs ★★★

Our hotel is walking distance from Epsom Downs Racecourse and a 10-minute drive from both Epsom station, for direct trains to London Victoria and Waterloo, and the M25 motorway. Complimentary parking is available.

Facilities Include

At this hotel you can enjoy free Wi-Fi, express start breakfast buffet featuring hot and continental items. The hotel dishes up traditional favourites in the open-plan Great Room bar and lounge, with views of the racecourse. Off-site restaurant delivery is also available.

Rooms Include

The bedrooms have desks, private bathrooms, flat-screen TV, and hair dryer, direct-dial phone.

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What’s included:

  • Double/twin room for single use
  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast daily
  • £25 dinner voucher provided for The Rubbing House on the first night
  • Winners Package including admission to races, food and drinks vouchers to the total value £10 (exclusions apply) and race card voucher (a programme of the evening)
  • Solos Tour Leader

 What’s extra:

  • Insurance, see here

Useful Information

Location
Holiday Inn Express® London - Epsom Downs hotel is walking distance from Epsom Downs Racecourse and a 10-minute drive from both Epsom station, for direct trains to London Victoria and Waterloo, and the M25 motorway.

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of £5.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.

Style Guide for Race day
Smart shorts, smart jeans*, and trainers are acceptable, but no sleeveless vests or bare tops.
*Jeans must not have tears or rips.

 Please note

  • The order of the itinerary and events may be subject to change. 

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  
03 Jul 2019 05 Jul 2019 2 All Ages £ 469 BOOK

What’s included:

  • Double/twin room for single use
  • Welcome drink
  • Breakfast daily
  • £25 dinner voucher provided for The Rubbing House on the first night
  • Winners Package including admission to races, food and drinks vouchers to the total value £10 (exclusions apply) and race card voucher (a programme of the evening)
  • Solos Tour Leader

 What’s extra:

  • Insurance, see here

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