DUKES LONDON – Celebrating our awards with a competition

The DUKES LONDON team celebrating award win outside of the hotel

Celebration is in order at DUKES LONDON, one of the city’s oldest and most renowned luxury boutique hotels in St. James’s Mayfair. After only two months into the year, the hotel has started 2020 with a bang, receiving five separate high-profile recognitions..

Forbes Travel Guide:

Forbes Travel Guide’s globally recognised Star Rating system, honouring the finest players in hospitality, has awarded DUKES LONDON a 4 Star rating. Forbes Travel Guide is the global authority on luxury hospitality. Their professional inspectors travel the world providing quality assessments to hotels, restaurants, and spas based on 900 objective standards that determine their coveted annual Star Ratings.

U.S. News & World Report:

DUKES LONDON has been named one of the ‘Best Hotels in England’ and ‘Best Hotels in Europe’ by prestigious US publication U.S. News & World Report along with a special Gold badge denoting that the hotel scored in the top 10%. Results are based on hotel class and user rating as provided by Trip Advisor. 

AA Hotel and Hospitality Services:

DUKES LONDON has been awarded with AA 5 Red Star and GBR London (Great British Restaurant), 2 AA Rosettes. AA Hotel and Hospitality Services has developed Quality Standards for inspecting and rating accommodation and restaurants across the British Isles, and it is now recognised within the industry as setting the benchmark standards.


DUKES Bar’s acclaimed Bar Manager, Alessandro Palazzi, has been shortlisted for ‘Best Front of House’ in GQ’s Food & Drink Awards 2020. Alessandro and his team are the most welcoming and charismatic hosts and the martinis at DUKES Bar are renowned as the finest in London. The awards ceremony will take place on 27th April at The Berkeley in Knightsbridge. 

Triple H Awards: 

The Triple ‘H’ Awards shortlisted DUKES LONDON with the following finalist: Housekeeping Manager of the Year, Grozdenka Popova, and Housekeeping Team of the Year and Housekeeping Porter of the year, Plamen Petrov. The Hotel Housekeeping Honours also known as the Triple ‘H’ Awards – are awards which are open to all sectors within housekeeping, back of house and hotel laundry.

DUKES LONDON General Manager, Paul Skinner, says, “I am very proud of DUKES LONDON’s achievements; the hotel is a prestigious establishment and has a long tradition of providing luxury service and hospitality for its customers”. He continues, “To celebrate these accomplishments, we are thanking our valued guests and supporters by hosting a social media competition on DUKES LONDON and GBR’s channels, that will run between 14th February – 2nd March”.

‘Now, it is the Time to Reward You’, Competition Time is on!

To celebrate and thank our valued guests and supporters over the years, DUKES LONDON is offering a chance to win an unforgettable Two Night Stay in a Suite! 

The lucky winners will have the chance to stay two nights in one of the hotel’s suites and enjoy a complimentary Full English Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner at GBR London (Great British Restaurant), one of the Signature Martinis at the legendary DUKES Bar, and a sumptuous Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room.

The competition begins on February, 14th 2020 and ends on March, 2nd 2020.

To be in for a chance of winning, simply:

1.       Follow @dukeslondon and @gbr_london on Instagram

2.       Like the posts announcing the competition 

3.       Tag the person you would take if you won (Please tag only one person per comment, but you can enter as many times as you like)

The winners prize includes:

  • Two Night stay in a Suite, for 2 guests
  • Complimentary Breakfast, as well as a Lunch or Dinner at GBR London (Great British Restaurant)
  • Complimentary Martini at DUKES Bar
  • Complimentary Champagne Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room

Enjoy GBBO Selasi’s Signature Afternoon Tea at DUKES LONDON with Chef Nigel Mendham this Autumn

Nigel Menham and Selasi Gbormittah, the creators of Selasi's Signature Afternoon Tea

This year, DUKES LONDON is celebrating the culinary delights of the British Food Fortnight with a very special collaboration and the introduction of an exclusive afternoon tea menu available for a limited time only. ‘Great British Bake Off’ semi-finalist Selasi Gbormittah has partnered with our very own DUKES LONDON Executive Head Chef, Nigel Mendham, to bring a unique twist to the classic British staple we all know and love. Selasi’s Signature Afternoon Tea is available this Autumn.

The partnership between Selasi and Chef Nigel has resulted in a mouth-watering array of both savoury and sweet treats. Highlights from the selection of sandwiches include H Forman’s London cure smoked salmon with dill cream cheese served on beetroot bread and free-range egg mayonnaise with autumn truffle and watercress on white bread. Enjoy a broccoli, parmesan and avocado warm savoury tart before moving on to your decadent dessert selection, including a Blackberry Yuzu Financier with citrus syrup and soft whipped Crème Chantilly and a Choux Surprise with caramel, white chocolate mousse and pear. As always, this spectacular afternoon tea is served alongside scones and our amazing selection of fine loose-leaf teas and infusions.

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DUKES LONDON & Lock & Co. Hatters – the perfect partners for London Fashion Week 2019

Woman in hat from Lock & Co celebration London Fashion Week 2019

London Fashion Week 2019 has arrived, and DUKES LONDON are excited to announce our exclusive collaboration with Lock & Co. Hatters in celebration. We are offering the chance to win a dinner for two at our GBR London Restaurant along with two stunning hats from Lock & Co.’s Ready-To-Wear Collection which will be perfectly tailored to your measurements.

Now in its 35th year, London Fashion Week 2019 runs from 13th – 17th September showcasing designers to a global audience, with press, retailers and a host of notable celebrities attending each event. It ranks alongside New York, Paris and Milan as one of the ‘Big Four’ fashion weeks. The streets of London are abuzz during this period and here at DUKES LONDON we love to see the newest creations from our favourite luxury brands. Our wonderful collaboration, alongside our exciting giveaway, is set to make the week even more memorable.

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Fun filled days in London with friends this summer

3 women laughing and enjoying London with friends

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.

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5 of the best London museums for kids

The blue whale in the Natural History London museums for kids

Even though it is the summer holidays, the opportunity for learning never stops and visiting a museum on your trip to London is an excellent way to discover something new. Amongst the capital cities many thrills and attractions are a whole host of family friendly museums just waiting to be explored. Whether you have a science mad youngster or a little explorer, there is something to suit all ages and tastes. And with the unpredictable British summertime weather, you needn’t worry about keeping dry. Read on for our top 5 picks of the best London museums for kids.

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Make your family trip to London unforgettable with DUKES LONDON this summer

Little boy enjoying family trip to London in the Kids Zone at DUKES.

The summer holidays have arrived and there is no better place to take a family holiday than in the capital city. London is filled with a wide range of activities and sights which children of all ages love; you will definitely have a hard time choosing when creating your itinerary. DUKES LONDON is the perfect choice when travelling with little ones – we are proud to be family-friendly and we want to make your break as carefree as possible. As a luxury boutique hotel, we take pleasure in the finer details and provide a range of amenities and services for families. Discover how DUKES LONDON can make your family trip to London with children unforgettable.

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Enjoy the very best of British hospitality with our Town & Country Package

Town & Country Package hotel Stoke Park from above

Combining the excitement and adventure of the big city, with the tranquillity and peace of the Great British countryside, we are proud to present our Town & Country Package to guests this summer. DUKES LONDON have entered into an exclusive partnership with Britain’s first ever Country Club, Stoke Park, to create a truly unique holiday. Begin your stay in the bustling capital, immersing yourself in its famous attractions, before escaping to the surrounding countryside for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. With luxury and first-class hospitality at the heart of your experience, both hotels offer an abundance of British charm in two distinct locations. Experience the best of both worlds within one remarkable holiday.

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Come and experience the magic of Wimbledon at DUKES LONDON!

Picnic in the Park celebrating Wimbledon at DUKES LONDON

With the start of summer comes the start of many opportunities to socialise and enjoy the wonderful weather. This is certainly true in London – the social scene comes alive at this time of year and there are many events on offer which bring crowds of people from all over the globe together. May and June have already brought with them both the Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot, and now we have arrived in July with a spectacularly British event – Wimbledon!

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5 questions to ask when you’re getting married in London

Groom holding bride who is holding a bouquet of flowers getting married in London

Getting married is an exciting time in anyone’s life but getting married in London is a truly special event. The heart and soul of the United Kingdom, London has so much to offer to brides and groom and there are so many options to choose from. Choosing to get married in the capital means you can plan your day with all sorts of special touches – there are endless possibilities in such a vibrant and diverse city. When making all important decisions regarding your big day and in the weeks leading up to the ceremony, there is certain information you need to consider to make sure the day goes smoothly. Here we explore 5 questions you need to ask when you’re getting married in London.

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July is on the horizon – and it’s perfect weather for a picnic in the park

A picnic in the park arranged by DUKES London in one of the surrounding Royal Parks with a hamper, blanket and wine.

After an unusually cold start to the summer months, the weather is finally starting to pick up and there is the glimmer of some sunnier weeks ahead. With the warmer weather comes the promise of great opportunity – you can finally get out and fully enjoy all that the city of London has to offer. DUKES London believes there is no better place than London in the sunshine and both the locals and tourists agree. If you are looking to relax during your visit to the capital, The Royal Parks of London are the perfect location to take advantage of the climate and step away from the hustle and bustle of London which the season brings. And DUKES has the perfect summer day activity – a picnic in the park.

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