How to escape the hustle and bustle of London

There’s no denying that London is a busy city. As the capital of the United Kingdom, it is the largest city in the country and one of the largest in the world. It is home to more than 8 million people and attracts more than 30 million tourists every single year. Crowds flock to the world-famous attractions, theatre shows sell out most nights, and popular restaurants need to be booked in advance. When taking a trip to a hectic city, rest and relaxation isn’t the first thing that springs to mind in a place that is always on the go. However, here at DUKES London, we believe there are plenty of opportunities to escape the hustle and bustle of London and enjoy a stay where you can truly unwind. Find out our top 3 ways to relax when enjoying a stay at our hotel.

Take a walk through the Royal Parks

Stepping into the Royal Parks of London is like stepping into a whole other world. It is hard to believe that the tranquil, lush green expanses filled with beautiful features and architecture are in the centre of the city. DUKES London has the privilege of being situated in an amazing location, with St James’s Park and the Green Park less than a 5-minute walk away and Hyde Park just a little bit further. Talking a quiet stroll through the parks can be a great way to clear the mind and enjoy some peace and quiet away from big tourist crowds. Why not make an afternoon of it and enjoy a picnic in the park? Our GBR Restaurant will freshly prepare a delicious picnic for you with all the food, drinks, and accessories you need. We can even provide a butler service for that extra bit of luxury.

Spend the day at the Spa

DUKES London has its very own spa and is the perfect place to enjoy a tranquil day pampering yourself. Indulge in a range of specialist treatments enhanced with TEMPLESPA products for a truly relaxing and special treat. Our spa offers everything from full body massages and refreshing facials, through to deluxe manicures, pedicures, and waxing. The products we use are filled with natural ingredients which will leave you feeling renewed and refreshed.  If you like to work out, our fully quipped gym is the perfect place to burn some calories and leave your stresses behind. We also have a beautiful Italian marble steam room where you can unwind and relax.

Enjoy an afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea at DUKES London is an elegant affair and is a luscious treat at any time of the year. Our chic Drawing Room and Conservatory overlook our courtyard garden, making it the perfect setting to enjoy some tranquillity and calm. Our afternoon tea is made up of delightful finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, handmade pastries, and decadent cakes. All these treats are served alongside a selection of fine loose-leaf teas and infusions by the East India Company. If you are celebrating a special occasion, why not add a glass of bubbles and upgrade to our Champagne Afternoon Tea? We also offer our exclusive MarTEAni Afternoon Tea which includes three beautifully crafted mini martinis, each designed to compliment the different courses of food.

Escape the hustle and bustle of London with a stay at DUKES London this summer. Take advantage of our 3 for 2 offer – stay for 3 nights and only pay the price of 2! There has never been a better time to unwind in the heart of Mayfair.