Hotel Weekend Breaks | Explore the Charm of London With DUKES

Explore the ultimate hotel weekend breaks in the heart of Mayfair. Check out our blog to discover the perfect getaway with a stay at DUKES London.

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Are you looking for ultimate hotel weekend breaks in the heart of Mayfair?

From immersing yourself in London culture to indulging in a spot of retail therapy, we have the perfect recipe for a memorable city escape…

Check out our blog to discover the perfect getaway with a stay at DUKES London:

Art gallery in London

Explore Culture During Your Hotel Weekend Break

Over the years, Mayfair has become recognised as quite the international art hub, making it an ideal location for a cultural weekend away.

Within the district you’ll find the Fine Art Society and the Royal Academy of Arts, as well as the Faraday Museum (which houses the actual 19th century laboratory used by renowned scientist Michael Faraday).

If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, there are a number of exquisite galleries in the area too. A DUKES London favourite is the Halycon Gallery, with its focus on contemporary art. The current exhibition, Beyond the Brand, is dedicated to the life and works of pop culture icon Andy Warhol.

Luxury shopping in London

Hotel Weekend Breaks: Indulge in Retail Therapy

The Mayfair district is also a great place to indulge in some retail therapy, starting with a beloved local hotspot: the Burlington Arcade.

Opening in 1819, it was one of the very first arcades in London, and has retained many of its traditional features during the last two centuries of business. Branching out from its original wares of high quality silver goods, Burlington Arcade now offers everything from clothing and footwear, to art and antiques.

If your interest was piqued by the mention of antiques, then perhaps your retail therapy journey might additionally take you to the popular auction houses of Bonhams, Sotheby’s and Christie’s. All within walking distance of DUKES London, these truly British institutions have been providing fine art and antiques to both public and private bidders since the late 18th century.

Luxury flower shop

Visit Royal Warrant Holders During Your Hotel Weekend Break

We’re privileged to work with several Royal Warrant holders, including award-winning British florist Moyses Stevens. They provide all the floral arrangements for our hotel and thematic outdoor designs for special occasions. Creators of bespoke bouquets since 1876, they’ve helped generations of customers celebrate life’s most important moments in style.

Another Royal Warrant holder that shouldn’t be missed is nearby Berry Bros & Rudd, whose establishment in 1698 makes them the oldest wine merchant in the country. We’re always delighted to direct wine lovers to their premises on Pall Mall, the destination for fine wines and spirits in London. Their No.3 London Dry Gin is the star of our DUKES Gin Martini!

Finally, here at DUKES London we regularly collaborate with Truefitt & Hill, the finest traditional gentlemen’s barber shop in London. A two minute stroll from our hotel, it’s the place to go for stocking up on men’s luxury grooming products; aftershave, haircare, gifts and more.

DUKES London

Why Stay at DUKES London for Your Hotel Weekend Break?

Nestled in our quiet corner of Mayfair, the location of DUKES London is the perfect base for your hotel weekend break. Sitting with a steaming cup of coffee in our courtyard, you could be forgiven for thinking you were miles away from the bustling heart of the city!

With easy access not only to Mayfair, but also wider London thanks to nearby Green Park station, our hotel has everything you need for the perfect getaway.

So, if you’re looking at hotel weekend breaks in the heart of London, please contact a member of our team to book DUKES London today.
If you’re travelling with children, why not also read our recent blog on planning your ideal family stay in London?