Exploring our Duchess Room Service: making our female guests feel truly welcome

3 females out shopping enjoying the Duchess Room Service package

DUKES LONDON is passionate about providing excellent service to all our guests and we want to provide a welcoming environment to all types of travellers. We feel particularly strongly about welcoming and empowering female guests in our boutique hotel. Whether you are a solo female tourist passing through London, in the city on a business trip, or having a weekend break with friends, we have created the Duchess Room Service to do just this.

DUKES LONDON is a female lead hotel, with our Managing Director, Debrah Dhugga, fully understanding the needs of the female traveller. The DUKES Hotel is situated in a beautiful and elegant part of Mayfair, home to several exclusive Gentleman’s Clubs, so she recognises the importance of creating a special environment for women, one where they feel welcomed and celebrated.

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Discover just how special your big day could be with a wedding at DUKES LONDON

Wedding at DUKES LONDON in the St James Suite with circular tables set for dining

With the unexpected warm weather we have had this February, here at DUKES LONDON we have started to get excited about this year’s wedding season. We love nothing more than welcoming happy couples to our venue who are ready to take the next big step in their relationship and commit themselves to one another for eternity. A significant milestone in your life, a wedding is a day for celebration and DUKES LONDON is the perfect venue to make lifelong memories.

If you are looking for luxury and elegance on your special day, we can certainly make your dreams come true. DUKES LONDON is licensed for the performance of both weddings and civil partnerships which can be tailored to your desires. Our decadent St James Suite can accommodate up to 60 guests, making it the perfect size for small to medium sized weddings.

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It’s one month until Mother’s Day 2019 – come and enjoy it in style!

Bouquet of yellow roses for Mother's Day 2019

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 2019. 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 2019 is on the 31st March and 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”

4 simple reasons you need to visit London in 2019

Chelsea Flower Show 2019Year after year, London continues to attract visitors from across the globe with its spectacular events. There is always something happening in the capital city, with an exciting calendar of festivals, tournaments, performances and exhibits happening each day. No matter if you’re interested in history, sports, food or theatre, there is something for everyone to enjoy in London in 2019.

2019 is no exception and DUKES can’t wait to welcome guests throughout the year and make their trip an unforgettable experience. Each season brings new opportunities and we are very excited to share in these experiences.

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6 things to do in London with children this half term

Half term at Hamley's Toy ShopHere at DUKES London, it feels as though we have only just got over the Christmas holidays and the half term holidays are upon us once again. Children and teenagers throughout the UK have left school behind them for the week and it is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time together as a family.

London is the ideal place to take a family friendly break – with its diverse nature, there is something for all ages. With so much to see and do, you will certainly be spoilt for choice.

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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”

10 days to Christmas: where to get those last minute Christmas presents in London

A small, colourful section of Portobello Road MarketIt might be just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to have all of your Christmas presents bought, wrapped and underneath the tree!

We know plenty of people like to be this organised so they can enjoy the festivities in other ways, and we know others who revel in the Christmas atmosphere, preferring to leave their shopping until a few days before Christmas to truly soak up the festive feeling.

Whichever camp you fall into, London’s the perfect destination. Continue reading “10 days to Christmas: where to get those last minute Christmas presents in London”

The fascinating stories behind London’s three biggest and quintessentially British department stores

An external view of Selfridges, LondonWhether you’re visiting London for the first time or you live here and spend every day in the city, when it’s time to shop, your mind will no doubt head to one of the well known department stores we have.

There’s a retail option whatever your needs, starting right at the small, independent boutique level, but the department stores are iconic. They’re British. They’re what makes London shopping as attractive and as popular as it is.

And whilst the whole shopping scene in London has a fantastically fascinating background, the stories behind three of the city’s most famous departments stores – Harrods, Selfridges and Liberty – are particularly wonderful, and so we had to share! Continue reading “The fascinating stories behind London’s three biggest and quintessentially British department stores”