Roald Dahl’s delicious and mysterious tale of the young Charlie Bucket and the extraordinary confectioner Willy Wonka is coming to life as a musical at the Royal Drury Lane Theatre.

For those of you who are unfamiliar on the plot, the story takes place in an unknown city where Mr Willy Wonka is the owner of the greatest chocolate factory in the world. He decides to open up the doors of his factory to five privileged children. In order to choose who should be so lucky, Willy Wonka hides five golden tickets in his famous chocolate bars. These tickets are VIP access to the chocolate factory. Amongst the winners is the unsuspecting hero of the book, Charlie bucket who has grown up with stories about the factory. Nothing could prepare the winners for what was beyond the gates. The story continues with incredible and astonishing sugary delights, however not everything is a sweet as it seems. Unlike the theatre which is offering a sweet £10 off all prices for the preview performances taking place from 18 May – 24 June 2013.

The truly unmissable and exciting production of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory has inspired DUKES London to create their own version of a chocolate factory.  A family fun, chocolate- themed day with DUKES London starts with afternoon tea bursting with Charlie and The Chocolate Factory themed delicious treats and ending with the exhilarating new musical. After a sugar-filled day, you and your family can also take the time to unwind in one of our luxurious suites.

The world’s largest Egg Hunt ‘The Big Egg Hunt’ hits the streets of Covent Garden!

London’s annual and the world’s biggest egg hunt ‘The Lindt Big Egg Hunt’ is back due to popular demand and is set to finish its tour in Covent Garden on 22nd March. The event first launched in 2010 featuring some of the world’s most talented and leading artists coming together to raise awareness and money for the charity Action for Children. The charity runs more than 600 services across the UK, supporting more than 250,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year.

‘The Lindt Big Egg Hunt’ was so popular that last year alone it raised more than £1 million for the chosen charity, as well as captivating a million participants across the country and setting two Guinness World Records! The event is set to be even bigger this year featuring more 100 giant fibreglass Easter eggs created by designers such as Sam-Taylor Johnson, Alexis Harding and Billy Childish.

The eggs have been carefully placed in cities across the UK, and here is where you can get involved! The public can join in with the fun in a race to find the eggs whilst receiving goodies such as Lindt Gold Bunnies and Lindor truffles – courtesy of Lindt. With 101 eggs to track down, this is a great way to discover hidden parts of the city and a great opportunity for families, eggthusiasts and art fans to enjoy the hunt during Easter break.

The fundraising side comes in as participants can get involved with bids on their mobile phones and find out more information about the designer eggs. The online auction starts at prices at £300 and have been sold for as much as an astounding £40,000!

This Easter egg hunt is a really fun and engaging fundraiser bringing with it an opportunity to get the community together in a fresh and interactive way through the Easter period.

If you cannot get enough of the Easter hunt, here at DUKES LONDON we will be organising our very own Easter bunny hunt around St. James during the Easter weekend! As well as the egg hunt we promise to bring you great fun for all the family with chocolates and cool costumes for small children. We want to make it extra special for the kids so as if that wasn’t enough, kids are made especially welcome with a delicious kids menu in our THIRTY SIX restaurant, a cuddly DUKESY toy dog for under 6s and a story book at bedtime for the older ones. See you all down here for an eggtastic holiday!