We’re always delighted at the fact so many of our guests come from overseas. Having been established for 110 years, we’re proud of our century-spanning reputation, and the fact we play host to people from all around the world is undoubtedly something we always enjoy sharing.
Now if you are staying with us at DUKES and you’re travelling by train, as we talked about previously, it’s highly likely you’ll pass through King’s Cross.
But this only really applies to our guests from here in England.
If you’re travelling from abroad, and assuming you’re not sampling the delights of elsewhere in the country first or coming via boat, there’s a very high likelihood you’ll be flying into Heathrow.
Although one of six main airports that serve the Greater London area, Heathrow is by far and large the biggest and busiest. In fact, it’s second only to Dubai International Airport as the busiest in the world when it comes to international passengers.
A truly fantastic airport that allows for anyone to join us in London regardless of where you’re located in the world, once you’ve touched down and collected your luggage, how do you get here, to DUKES hotel in Mayfair?
Arguably the easiest of the travel options, you have the choice of both black cabs and services such as Uber direct from Heathrow, all available from just outside the main terminal doors.
And being almost a single road from Heathrow to central London, you can kick back and relax whilst your driver takes the journey to DUKES.
However, although it’s less than 20 miles from Heathrow to DUKES, traffic along the A4 – and especially when you enter central London itself – is going to make your journey time well in excess of one hour, particularly during the day.
If time isn’t an issue, a taxi can be a favourable choice. But if it is, exploring some of the other options may be prudent.
Still one of the quickest, easiest and most efficient ways to travel around London, whilst Heathrow airport may not be in central London itself, it’s served directly by the Piccadilly line, which runs from Cockfosters in north London right through the city to Heathrow.
And most importantly for our guests, Green Park – the closest tube station to DUKES, which is a very short stroll away – is on the Piccadilly line, giving you direct access to and from Heathrow.
Taking less than an hour from station to station, depending on which terminal you’re departing from at Heathrow, you could realistically be sat at DUKES Bar within an hour of leaving.
Now if time is even more of a concern, and you don’t mind a slightly less direct journey, the Heathrow Express could be the perfect option.
An airport rail link between Heathrow and Paddington, it first opened in 1998 and has the sole intention of taking guests between the two stations as quickly as is possible.
With the journeys taking between 15 and 20 minutes dependent on your terminal at Heathrow, our hotel in Mayfair may be a little too far to walk from Paddington at around two miles away, but a few stops on the Bakerloo and then the Jubilee line and you could be here in not much more than 30 minutes after leaving Heathrow.
Moving back to the other end of the scale, assuming time isn’t an issue, you can take a couple of red London buses from Heathrow all the way to Green Park.
An iconic way to travel in London, importantly, it can take just under two hours, but if you’re wanting to embrace the traditional London experience, what better way to start your stay here than on a red London bus!
Travelling to our hotel in Mayfair
Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to travelling throughout London. And unless you have a specific need to be somewhere quickly, there are no right or wrong ways to travel. Every option allows you to experience London in a different way.
When it comes to travelling from Heathrow to Mayfair, the options you have are varied. Giving you choices dependent on your needs in terms of speed, efficiency and cost, however you decide to travel, you can rest assured we’ll be ready and waiting to make your entire stay perfect from the moment you arrive.
Image courtesy of Warren Rohner (Wikipedia)