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”

50 days to Christmas: treat yourself to a weekend of Christmas shopping

A view of Carnaby Street, London at ChristmasIt’s official – there are now just 50 days to go until the most magical time of the year. With it seeming like only days ago that our courtyard was full of guests enjoying a morning coffee in the warm summer sun and a drop of cognac and a cigar in the late evening warmth, we can hardly believe we’ll soon be celebrating the Christmas festivities.

And whilst there are some truly fantastic places to soak up the festive atmosphere, for us, it’s difficult to beat London. There’s something truly magical about our capital city whenever you visit, but the entire city comes alive for Christmas.

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5 things you can do in Mayfair within walking distance of DUKES London

External shot of Burlington Arcade in Mayfair, LondonNestled in a quiet corner of Mayfair, our location is often said to be one of our most revered qualities by our guests. We’re a very short stroll from Green Park station, offering easy access to all of London, and just steps from St James’s Street, which provides direct access to the busy city streets of Piccadilly and Pall Mall.

However, sit with a coffee in our courtyard and you could be mistaken for thinking you’re miles away from the heart of one of the world’s busiest cities.

Undoubtedly a great base from which you can explore the whole of London, what many are often surprised by is just how much you can experience within the immediate vicinity of Mayfair. Sure, London has a vast array of sights and attractions, restaurants and shops – but so does Mayfair.

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Why is DUKES Bar such an iconic part of London?

Alessandro Palazzi, the bartender at DUKES Bar, LondonWhen you visit us at DUKES London, we aim to make sure you have a truly memorable experience. This differs for everyone and can be anything from the truly welcoming service from each and every member of staff right through to the food in our highly-coveted GBR restaurant.

But what so often connects every visitor’s experience is DUKES Bar, our world-famous bar that has been serving up tipples of all varieties for decades.

And importantly, given our position in the heart of Mayfair, DUKES Bar has become a firm favourite for many in the vicinity who aren’t staying with us overnight or dining with us at GBR, but who simply want a perfectly concocted drink in a wonderfully traditional, British setting. Continue reading “Why is DUKES Bar such an iconic part of London?”

5 Royal sights to visit when in London

Buckingham Palace on a bright summer's dayAs many of you will know, London is filled with many fantastic attractions and sights – from the London Eye to Big Ben – but the Queen and the Royal family are a particularly big attraction for many people.

So, we wanted to share some information and ideas about the Royal attractions in the capital. And there are a wide variety for you to choose from!

If you were Queen (or King) for the day, where would you spend your time? Continue reading “5 Royal sights to visit when in London”

3 reasons to visit London this summer

A view of Wimbledon tennis courtsThis was was written for summer 2014 – we’ll be updating it for summer 2018 soon!

With summer officially due to begin on the 21st June, it is just around the corner – whether the sunshine plays by the rules is another question all together.

If you want to enjoy the summer months, then London is the place to be – there is so much going on every day! Continue reading “3 reasons to visit London this summer”