The 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.
Valentine’s Day in the city
The Mayfair area is filled with happy couples walking hand in hand throughout the streets, taking time to gaze at the historic buildings around St James and browse the exclusive stores, picking out special gifts for their partners. In the nearby parks, lovers are taking romantic strolls despite the chilly weather, and the surrounding restaurants are packed to the brim with diners wanting to experience the exclusive Valentine’s Day menus.
London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, and the possibilities are endless for romantic activities suitable for all those lovebirds. With Valentine’s Day falling midweek this year, we are sure the celebrations will continue over the weekend and there is still plenty of time to arrange something extra special.
Some of our favourite classic activities include star gazing at the Royal Observatory, a candle lit concert at St-Martin-In-The-Fields, seeing a show in the West End, the Whispering gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral, or a twilight ride on the London Eye. For those wanting to pull out all the stops, a private helicopter tour over the city, taking in all the sights from above, is sure to impress and be an unforgettable experience.
If you are looking for something a little different, London never fails to deliver with its unique offerings. Some of the more unusual events this year include:
- Winterland – Outdoor dining and entertainment in unique surroundings. The event this year has had a retro ski chalet makeover and is the ideal place to snuggle up with a loved one.
- The Rivoli Ballroom Pop-Up Cinema – One of the last remaining ballrooms around and still retaining its 1950s splendour, The Rivoli is screening movie classics this Valentine’s.
- Painting & Prosecco Valentine’s Special – Paint a masterpiece while sipping some bubbles with your love at Urban Meadow.
The DUKES Bar: Explore our famous martinis and personalised cocktails
Falling in love with London all year round
Although Valentine’s Day is a dedicated time to spoil that special someone and shout about your love from the rooftops, here at DUKES, we believe romance shouldn’t just be restricted to one day of the year. Your significant other deserves to be the object of your affection all year round and should be made to feel special at any given opportunity.
Nowadays, we all lead such hectic lives in the modern world, and we can sometimes forget how important it is to keep the romance alive. Taking time out as a couple to enjoy some relaxation and quality time with one another will not only keep the spark alive but help you to refocus and destress. A short break in London is the perfect way to do this, no matter what the season or special occasion, there is always something exciting happening just around the corner.
DUKES take pride in welcoming couples throughout the year and our boutique hotel is well equipped for a romantic getaway with everything you need in one place. Our rooms and suites are quiet havens of comfort where you can really enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep, while the Great British Restaurant serves beautiful British fayre in stylish surroundings. We take delight in offering a truly luxurious experience, with elegant décor, British charm and first-class service.
Our popular Recharge & Rejuvenate offer will be making a comeback very soon and is an amazing way to unwind together in ultimate luxury. Not only are we offering 25% off the price of rooms, but you will also receive a 15% discount off treatments in the spa. Rooms will book up fast, so keep an eye on availability.
No matter how you are spending your Valentine’s Day 2019, we hope you have a delightful day! It would be a pleasure to host you and your loved one here at hotel in the very near future, don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more.