The Big Summer Weekend with Bicester Village

This August, Bicester Village and The Gentleman’s Journal co-hosted the ‘Big Summer Weekend’ – taking guests on a journey of magic and wonder into the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside.


Attendees included a mixture of creatives, musicians, actors and actresses, socialites, and TV personalities. Seeing the likes of, Games of Throne Actress Maisie Williams, TV personality Laura Whitmore & comedian Iain Stirling, Actors Eleanor Tomlinson, Ellie Bamber, and Josh O’Connor, Singer Dougie Poynter & model Maddie Elmer, Actor Rafferty Law, Entrepreneurs Oliver Proudlock, Emma Louise Connolly,  Jake Hall & model Missé Beqiri, Dirty Dishes Chef Isaac Carew, Dancer Eric Underwood, Downtown Abbey actress  Tuppence Middleton, Singer Ciinderella Balthazar, Model Betty Bachz, chef Tess Ward, Blenheim Palace heir George Blandford and Camilla Blandford, Actor Jack Brett Anderson, You Tuber Jim Chapman & model Sarah Tarleton, Artist Sabrina Percy & Phineas Page, Singer Sam Way, Bollywood Actress Amy Jackson, Actors Andrew Cooper, Ed Speelers, Harrison Osterfield, om York, Leo Sutter,  Athlete Laura Robson, and founder of the Deck Daisy Knatchbull, join for the weekend.


A welcome at Bicester Village.

To kick off the weekend celebrations, guests enjoyed an indulgent shopping experience and bespoke hair and beauty treatments by Tom Ford Beauty and H.K London in The Apartment, before being chauffeured by BMW to Blenheim Palace for an afternoon in the sun.


The long summer lunch.

Set against the backdrop of one of the world’s most iconic locations, Blenheim Palace – guests were transported to the tranquil oasis of the formal Italian gardens for a summer banquet.  With an unrivalled view of the palace, guests enjoyed Verve Cliquot Brut and Rose Champagne and AIX Rosé wine, which accompanied hero dishes including, a butterflied leg of lamb, skewers of chicken & chorizo with lemon salsa, and a variety of sumptuous salads followed by a heavenly dessert table served in the Orangery. 


Wilderness Festival.

A spectacular weekend, with some of the biggest names in music and culture – including Bombay Bicycle Club, Robyn, and Groove Armada. With an exciting line-up of workshops, rejuvenating spa treatments, an afternoon of champagne in Veuve Clicquot’s idyllic garden and delicious food from Patty & Bun, guests enjoyed a weekend of unforgettable experiences.


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