The London Season. Featured in the plots of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and the PBS Masterpiece series, Downton Abbey, it quickens the social heartbeat of England’s elite. Originated in the 17th century, it lasts roughly from Christmas through the end of June. For centuries, gentry flocked to the city during the Season for lavish events and pivotal introductions. Today, the honor of your presence is requested.

The Chelsea Flower Show, London Fashion Week, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, and Wimbledon are but a few of the festivities open to everyone. And the 5-star Berkeley hotel puts you in the middle of it all. Set in Knightsbridge, one of London’s most desirable areas, it is the essence of comfortable luxury and contemporary chic. Whether you desire a fashion-themed tea for two or cocktails in the intriguing Blue Bar, the Berkeley offers otherworldly enchantment in the heart of the city. All of this is just a short stroll from London’s most exceptional shopping, hippest boutiques, leafiest parks and must-see cultural highlights.