Year 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.
Here are our 4 simple reasons you need to visit London in 2019.
See London in bloom at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Arguably the most famous and iconic show of its kind in the world, the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show will take place from May 21st – 25th. Showcasing beautiful horticultural delights from across the globe and the latest gardening trends, the quintessentially British garden show is one of the highlights of London’s events calendar. Be amazed at the wonderful show gardens from top designers, discover unique nurseries and growers in the Grand Pavilion, and enjoy exclusive boutique shopping.
The 2019 show has a strong focus on Health and Wellbeing, celebrating the positive power of plants and tackling issues such as mental and physical health, climate change, and pollution. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has also co-designed a woodland garden which will be showcased at the event.
After an exciting day at the show, let DUKES provide you with the perfect haven to unwind. Book direct for our best rates and spend your stay in luxury.
Summer days at Wimbledon
Wimbledon, the oldest and most famous tennis tournament in the world, will be held from July 1st – 14th this year. Thousands of people from across the UK and beyond get together to watch the sporting tradition, sipping fruity Pimms and feasting on succulent strawberries and cream. Whether you are lucky enough to get tickets for the courtside action or soak up the atmosphere watching games on the big screen at Murray Mound, there is no better way to spend your summer in London.
After a busy day around the courts, you need somewhere to escape and relax away from the hustle and bustle of Centre Court. DUKES is the perfect hideaway, steeped in British charm and luxury. Take advantage of DUKES Stay For 3 Nights, Pay for 2 offer to ensure you catch as much of the action as possible.
Soak up the atmosphere at the BBC Proms
Enjoy two months of classical music concerts with the BBC Proms. Held at the Royal Albert Hall and other select venues across London, the Proms is a British tradition, showcasing some of the world’s best musical performers in a series of concerts.
The spectacular finale, Proms In The Park, is held in Hyde Park in September. It is Britain’s largest open-air classical music event and this year is filled with performances from legendary artists such as Michael Ball, Josh Groban, Gladys Knight and Matt Goss. The Last Night finale will be performed live on stage by the BBC Concert Orchestra and it sure to be an enchanting evening.
Make sure you are at the heart of all the action by booking your room with us at DUKES Hotel. Perfectly situated in St James, Mayfair, you are only a short distance from both the royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park. Book in advance and take advantage of our Advance Purchase offer where you will receive 15% off our best available rate.
Hogwarts in the Snow at Warner Bros. Studio
As the nights start to draw in, and Christmas draws ever closer, The Harry Potter Studio Tour at Warner Bros. will have a magical, wintery makeover. From 17th November, Hogwarts will be covered in snow and the sets will have a festive remodel for the season. Discover how film-makers created fire, ice and snow that never melted, take part in the iconic Yule Ball and gaze at the seasonal feast in the Great Hall. Suitable for all the family, be transported to the wizarding world and truly feel the magic.
Booking a suite at the DUKES Hotel London in 2019 is the perfect option for a family getaway when visiting the Studios. With our Family Escapes in Mayfair package, enjoy a 10% discount on the best available rate. Your room will include kid’s amenities such as colouring books, a Dukesy toy, milk and cookies, as well as 5 hours childcare with a registered professional so you can take some time to relax during your break.