It’s one month until Mother’s Day – come and enjoy it in style!

March is all about the celebration of women here at DUKES Hotel with two very important female centred days taking place this month – International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day. As a female lead hotel, we truly understand the importance of championing women and their achievements. We have dedicated the entirety of March to the ladies in our lives with our aptly named ‘All About the Duchess’ month.

Mothers have such special and important roles in our lives and is only right that we recognise all that they do for us. Mother’s Day on the 31st March is the perfect opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for the sacrifices they make and appreciate the love that they show us. Booking them a treat at DUKES London is the perfect gift and the range of packages available for our ‘All About the Duchess’ month means there is something to suit everybody. As an added bonus, all bookings in March are entered in a draw to win a spa day package.

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Come and celebrate International Women’s Day with us next week at DUKES London

 Next week on March 8th, people from around the world will celebrate International Women’s Day. This special day recognises the achievements of women globally, without regard to divisions, and is a day DUKES feels very strongly about. Our team is made up of many strong female members who have shaped DUKES in to the luxury hotel it is today, and we want to recognise all that they do, along with our female guests.

Our managing director, Debrah Dhugga, has worked hard to create an environment within DUKES where women can feel relaxed and at ease, no matter if they are travelling alone, in a couple, or as a family. We would love to invite you to celebrate this special day with us. Continue reading “Come and celebrate International Women’s Day with us next week at DUKES London”

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at DUKES London!

Red RosesThe day has finally arrived! Valentine’s Day has ascended upon London and love is most definitely in the air. Here at DUKES London, we would like to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day and really hope you are feeling the love on this special day.

The city has come to life in shades of red and pink, with shop fronts filled with decadent displays of flowers and chocolates, jewellers showcasing their most precious of diamonds, and restaurants popping open the champagne bottles. We really have that warm, fuzzy feeling!

There is no greater city than London for celebrating a special occasion and Valentine’s Day is one of our favourites. We can’t wait to greet our guests at the hotel and add some extra special touches to their stay. Continue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at DUKES London!”

Valentine’s Day 2019: share the love with DUKES London

London Valentines DayValentine’s Day is just a few short days away, and here at DUKES we are getting ready to celebrate the most romantic time of the year. Every February, lovebirds descend upon London, in search of the perfect day with their significant other, a day to show each other just how much they really care.

Here at DUKES London, we believe everyone deserves a little bit of luxury, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to whisk that special someone off their feet and treat them to an overnight stay at our beautiful 5 Star hotel. Available for 1 or 2 nights, our ‘Romantic Escape Package’ has been carefully crafted to provide everything you need for an amorous break. Continue reading “Valentine’s Day 2019: share the love with DUKES London”

How to enjoy Thanksgiving in London in 2018

A beautifully cooked Thanksgiving turkeyAt DUKES, we’re known for being a truly traditional, British hotel. We aim to offer a quintessentially British experience in all respects, from the greetings of our front of house team through to the hospitality within DUKES bar.

And with people visiting from all around the world, it’s always a pleasure to hear about different customs, traditions and celebrations. We do as much as we can to make your stay as memorable as it can be, and understanding these helps us ensure you can treat DUKES – and London as a whole – as a home away from home.

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100 days until Christmas: is London really the best place to experience it?

As of today it is The Christmas lights on Oxford Street, Londonexactly 100 days until Christmas 2018.

2400 hours. 144,000 minutes. Or alternatively, just 14 weekends before the man in the red suit comes down the chimney to leave all the boys and girls gifts.

Obviously a universal occasion that’s celebrated right around the world, there are some brilliant locations to enjoy Christmas in, but many would argue that London is one of the best – if not the best.

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How to treat your dad to something a little different in London this year

The London skyline from aboveThe time of the year when it’s time to treat your father to something a little special, Father’s Day 2018 is taking place on Sunday 17th June and we’re getting ready to help you mark the occasion.

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How can you treat your mum this Mother’s Day? Let us help!

A mother and daughter enjoying afternoon tea at DUKES LondonOur mums have spent years upon years caring for us. From the very first moment they hold us in their arms, there’s a love that is so strong it’s impenetrable. A mother’s love for her children is unconditional.

As we grow older, we try to show our mums how much they mean to us. We draw them pictures as children, start buying them gifts when we’re teenagers, and it gets to the point where we realise the best thing we can do to show our mum we appreciate her is to spend time together.

It’s for this exact reason why we’ve pulled together a package to help you treat your mum to a wonderful night or two in London as a gift this Mother’s Day.

So what should your mum expect as her treat when staying with us this Mother’s Day?

A West End Show

What better way to spend a night in London than by having tickets to the theatre? It’s the traditionally perfect way to enjoy your evening, and one that is so perfectly representative of a trip to London.

In our package, you have two tickets for one of the three shows: Mamma Mia, Kinky Boots, or 42nd Street. With both evening and matinee shows available, the choice of which to see and when to do so completely up to you (and it’s a hard one – all three of them are widely regarded as some of the best shows in London, and we’ve all got our preferences between afternoon or evening performances!).

Champagne afternoon tea

One of the most quintessentially British things you can do, afternoon tea is such a brilliant way to while away your afternoon – and it’s made only more appealing with a glass of champagne!

Available to enjoy in either our GBR restaurant or our Drawing Rooms, you’ll be tasting everything from quaint finger sandwiches filled with the highest quality ingredients through to warm scones with delicious accompaniments. The afternoon tea is an iconic tradition and so we don’t try to revolutionise it at DUKES London – we simply make sure you leave feeling you’ve had the best afternoon tea experience you could possibly have.

Floris Hyacinth & Bluebell candle

If you feel afternoon tea followed by a West End show just needs a little something to finish the present off, a Floris Hyacinth & Bluebell candle should do just that perfectly.

One of the world’s most respected fragrance brands, Floris was founded in 1730 and the company is still owned and run by the same family today, nine generations on. A truly remarkable story, and one that shows the love and attention for the brand the family has, this is something that is clear in every candle produced.

Discounted rooms

We know everyone has different needs when staying in a hotel, so rather than stipulating you have to stay in a certain room with our Mother’s Day package, we’re instead letting you choose – and providing a 10% discount on whichever room you decide on.

What’s more, we appreciate not everyone can make it to London on Mother’s Day itself, so this is all available between 9th and 25th March 2018.

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to visit London as there’s so much to see and do that every mum should find something perfect for them. But with afternoon tea, a West End show, a fantastic room and a beautiful candle, we think most mums would be over the moon at spending time with their beloved children in such fantastic settings.

We’re always proud that our Mother’s Day packages are extremely popular. See the offer for 2018 in full and book now.