4 Historical Occasions That Shaped London

tubeNow we all know that London is one of the greatest places on Earth, with some of the most incredible attractions and hotels, including us here at DUKES Hotel and DUKES Bar, of course.

But London isn’t famous only for the here and now – the long legacy of historical events plays a huge role in why the city is loved so much and is such a huge attraction for visitors. Continue reading

5 Royal Sights To Visit When In London

DSCI0046.JPGAs many of you will know, London is filled with many fantastic attractions and sights – from the London Eye to Big Ben, but the Queen and the Royal family are a particularly big attraction for many people.

So, we wanted to share some information and ideas about the Royal attractions in the capital.  And there are a wide variety for you to choose from!

If you were Queen (or King) for the day, where would you spend your time? Continue reading

Looking For A Quiet, Relaxing Break? London Can Offer That, Too!

IMAG0030.JPGAlthough there is a belief that London is a hustle and bustle type of city, which is true in many senses, it doesn’t always have to be that way.

There are a number of ways you can enjoy a quieter, more relaxed stay in our capital city; for example, do you know how many parks and open spaces there are in London?

If you count the City of London and Greater London, then you are looking at around 1,000 different green spaces to relax in.  These include Royal parks – such as those which surround DUKES – commons, public gardens and converted church yards. Continue reading