Top hats, fine dining, champagne (oh, and some racing). There are lots of reasons to experience Royal Ascot. For 300 years some of the world’s finest racehorses have competed for the prestigious Gold Cup.
How to get to Royal Ascot by Train
The nearest station to Royal Ascot is Ascot. Check trains to Ascot racecourse to plan your journey.
South West Trains operates 2-3 trains per hour departing from London Waterloo to Ascot station. Extra services are usually provided to support race days. Heading to Ascot via London? Plan your journey here.
Approximately 4 trains per hour run from Reading station to Ascot. Again, extra services are often provided to make travel easier.
From the station to the race course
Royal Ascot is an approximate 10 minute walk from Ascot train station.
What to wear and what to take
Royal Ascot is a major fashion event in it’s own right, you must dress to impress. You can find the formal dress code for Royal Ascot 2015 here.
Royal Ascot has a strict picnic policy. Picnics, Blankets and folding chairs are only allowed in the Silver Ring and Heath Enclosure. Food must be in a picnic basket or cool box, and there is an alcohol limit of 1 bottle of sparkling wine or champagne per picnic.