Celebrate at the Coronation Festival

Next month you can celebrate the Queen’s 60th year on the throne in an extraordinary way at the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace.

On four exciting days, the gardens at Buckingham Palace will be taken over by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, who are hosting the event. The exclusive event will see over 200 companies, who provide for the Royal family exhibit their services. The commemoration is open to the public who can buy tickets for the daytime or evening event.

The daytime event gives attendees the chance to have a royal experience. Explore the gardens and sample the goods the exhibitors have to offer while admiring the products. If you’re attending the celebration then The Mirrored House, the catwalk show and Mosimann’s Garden restaurant are necessary visits.

The evening festivities celebrate music and dance from the past 60 years. Acts providing entertainment include Katherine Jenkins, Katie Melua, Russell Watson and The Feeling. Performances from the English National Ballet and the National Youth Orchestra will showcase even more of Britain’s home grown talent.

Taking place on Thursday the 11th of July until Sunday 14th of July, the festival is not to be missed.

The Queen’s Coronation is a special occasion, so why not celebrate in style in our fabulous Perrier Jouet Lounge and continue the luxurious Royal experience? Here you can enjoy a complementary glass of Champagne and savour some of our delicious Canapés. Check out our website for more information on this great offer!

Boston Ballet to return to London’s Coliseum after long 30 years

London is welcoming back The Boston Ballet from the 3rd-7th of July for the first time in 30 years. The dance company, coming all the way from America will present two mesmerising programs at the historic Coliseum.

Program A contains innovative dance work which will highlight the companies various range of abilities. Arrangements include Vaslay Nijinsky’s Afternoon of a Faun, George Balanchine’s Serendade and Symphony in Three Movements as well as a piece called Plan to B by their own choreographer, Jorma Elo.

Program B will bring to light the company’s contemporary skills through three diverse pieces. The program features Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia, William Forsythe’s The Second Detail and Jiri Kylian’s Bella Figura. Polyphonia, a complex piece allows the dancers to showcase their raw talent in a stripped down, pure piece of ballet. The Second Detail is a strong piece full of energy which never fails to overcome an audience. Boston Ballet is the first American company to perform Bella Figura, which is said to be an emotional master piece that leaves viewers with a long lasting impression.  All three pieces are cutting edge pieces of work – definitely worth a watch.

Ticket prices range from £10 to £75 and are available here.  Located in Covent Garden the shows take place at 7.30pm each evening with an extra showing on Saturday 7th at 2.30pm. Fancy dining in style before? Then why not come along to Restaurant Thirty Six beforehand and experience some of our fine cuisine.

DUKES Wins World’s Leading Classic Boutique Hotel 2012

Last night DUKES LONDON picked up the award for the World’s Leading Classic Boutique Hotel with Outstanding Service 2012, in front of
hundreds of guests at a packed out World Travel Awards in Delhi, India.

Debrah Dhugga, our General Manager said “Wow, what a team I have! I am the proudest lady in hospitality. DUKES is very special and it is really an honour to be recognised and awarded both personally and for our team; they are the most important people without whom I am no one”