With such a range of activities and views to enjoy, London is often thought of as being the perfect city break with family. Likewise, this variety also makes it the perfect destination for a trip with friends. Whether it’s just a day out for two, or the whole gang together for the full weekend, what better place to explore? London is known as one of the most wonderful cities in the world, filled with high-class food and drinks, iconic historical sights, and breath-taking entertainment, that you will undoubtedly have a hard time choosing what to do. Here are our top picks for making the most of your time in London with friends this summer.
Mix up your Afternoon Tea experience
Afternoon Tea is a wonderfully British experience and nowhere does it better than our capital city. First becoming a 19th century tradition of being served in the late afternoon alongside loose leaf tea, a meal is often comprised of delicate finger sandwiches, sumptuous cakes and pastries, and fruit filled scones. Many places in London have put their own twist on this classic, with DUKES LONDON being no exception. Our MarTEAni Afternoon Tea is one of a kind and the perfect treat to enjoy with friends. You will each be served three beautifully crafted mini martinis, created by the DUKES team in conjunction with East India Company Gin, to complement each course of your meal. Variations include Chilli Dry, Earl Grey Dry and Rose Buds Dry.
See the sights of London town
London is decorated with world renowned landmarks, making sightseeing the perfect activity to enjoy with friends. Stroll along the Thames under the watchful eye of Big Ben, admire the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, and marvel at the architecture of Westminster Abbey. Make sure to bring your camera and create memories to last a lifetime! DUKES LONDON also has the privilege of being a stone’s throw away from one of London’s most iconic buildings, home to Her Majesty The Queen, Buckingham Palace. This grand landmark should always be on your itinerary, no matter how many times you have visited before. The surrounding Royal Parks are the perfect place to take a break from your busy schedule, and our Picnic in the Park package can even be personally delivered and set up for you.
Shop Til You Drop
London certainly is a shopper’s paradise: from designer clothing and stunning accessories, through to luxury food and high-quality homeware, the British capital has it all. For friends who prefer a shopping spree as the ideal weekend, DUKES LONDON is perfectly situated in the heart of the action. Mayfair is known for its high-end designer stores and luxury retailers, where you are sure to get your retail therapy fix. Many Royal Warrant Holder suppliers are based in the area, whose prestigious seal of approval from the Royal Family ensure you are purchasing the very best of the best. Some larger department stores such as Harrods and Liberty London have everything under one roof, that you could spend hours in these places alone. After a long day on your feet, treat yourself to a pampering in our Spa as the best way to unwind and relax – choose from full body massages, refreshing facials, or luxury manicures.
When the sun starts to set, the fun merely starts in London with friends. Begin your evening with personalised cocktails in the intimate and timeless surroundings of the DUKES Bar, before heading to your reservation at our Great British Restaurant. Our menu features traditional British dishes with superb modern twists – the perfect choice before exploring the city at night. Enjoy a spectacular show in the West End, catch a movie at one of the many pop-up cinemas across the area, or put on your dancing shoes and head to one of London’s exclusive clubs. Our expert concierge team are always on hand to give advice on activities around the city, make reservations on your behalf, arrange tickets for any events, or organise transportation. When it’s time to call it a night, you can rest assured that you are returning to the comfort and luxury of your DUKES LONDON room for a wonderful night’s sleep.
Book by September 6th and take advantage of our Summer Sensation offer. Enjoy up to 18% off our best available room rate, complimentary Full English Breakfast each morning of your stay and a welcome amenity upon your arrival. There’s never been a better time to enjoy London with friends.