Experience royal London like a monarch in the heart of 16th century St James, where for the last 500 years writers, musicians, politicians and royalty have visited, lived and found inspiration. Dukes London is a flamboyant and historic building that has experienced change brought about directly by Kings and Queens since King Henry the 8th.
Now a 5-star boutique hotel opposite Buckingham Palace cornered between St James Park, Green Park, Pall Mall and St James Square in the St James district, with Westminster to the south, Mayfair and Carnaby to the north and Hyde Park to the west.
Located in Saint James, and opposite St James Palace, which was built by order of King Henry the 8th constructed between 1531 and 1536, this became the most important palace of the Monarchs through to the late 18th to early 19th century when Buckingham Palace was built.
To get a real feel for traditional and historic London, Dukes is in the prime location and setting.
The luxury Dukes London today is fully renovated and modern inside with plenty of character, a full service spa, 87 luxury bedrooms all uniquely decorated, 3 bars and lounges, a restaurant, a 24 hour health club, 24 hour business centre and a limo/downtown service.
There is free WiFi throughout and all bedrooms have flat screen TV, satellite channels, pay channels, designer luxury toiletries, desk and in-room massage is available.
Dukes London is located in historic Saint James, a small rectangular prime area of central London enclosed between Green Park on the West, Saint James Park on the south, and Piccadilly (A4 trunk road) along the northern edge, a main arterial trunk road running between central London and the west of England. London Charring Cross overground and underground stations are in the south eastern corner of St James, Piccadilly Circus in the north eastern corner, Green Park tube station is in the north westerly corner on the tip of Green Park itself.
Buckingham Palace is just a 5 minute walk and St James Palace is opposite the hotel.
Getting there from Heathrow airport; Take the Heathrow Express into Paddington, follow signs for the London Underground and Circle Line (yellow) in the Kings Cross direction. Take 2 stops only and get off at Baker Street then change to the Jubilee Line (grey) 2 stops in the south direction, get off at Green Park and then it’s a short walk along Piccadilly and into St James Street, or through the scenic St James Park and come out by St James Palace where you’ll follow the back road round to Little St James Street and find the hotel.
Getting there from Kings Cross station is easy; head for the Underground in front of Kings Cross station, follow the steps down and find the Piccadilly line (dark blue one). Take it 6 stops to the south, and come out at Green Park which is a few minutes walk from the hotel.
Green Park is the closest underground, Cannon Street is the nearest overground.