Refined, old world charm abounds at this wonderfully positioned and warmly welcoming, central London pawspot. Dog-friendly rooms include flat screen TV’s, WiFi, air-conditioning, Floris toiletries and a Dukesy dog toy to take home.
Pooches can partake of two types of rooms. Dukes rooms can be arranged with a king, queen or twin beds, and come with a comfy armchair, writing desk and marble lined bathrooms, with bathtub and shower. Or, for larger paws, try a Superior room, which offers a little more room for human and hound.
Dogs will be delighted to find a bed, bowls, treats, food and a toy awaiting their arrival.
Just a leap and a bound from majestic Green Park, fido will have a blast. Pack your flats and head out from your prime local to explore the plethora of Royal Parks right on your doorstep.
Revive from a day in the city at Dukes’ Health Club. Spa treatments are available from 10.30am to 7pm, using Dermalogica products. The gym is open 24/7.
Dukes’ concerige team are on hand to assist visiting paws. Humans can also specify their dogs preferred food in advance and dog-walking, sitting or grooming can also be arranged with 24 hours notice.
Open all day, the stylish eatery, GBR (Great British Restaurant) will invite you to stay awhile. British flavours are celebrated here and delivered with a contemporary twist by the exacting culinary team.
Let fido have a snooze while you take a pew in Dukes’ Bar. Having inspired Ian Fleming to write his James Bond novels, there really is only one tipple to try – a martini, shaken, not stirred perhaps?
A selection of GBR’s offerings is available for you to enjoy in your room.
While dogs are not allowed in GBR or Dukes Bar, you can dine with your pup in the courtyard terrace or Cognac & Cigar garden.
Treat fido to a touch of the high life, with a picnic in the nearby Royal Parks, with butler service of course.
Tucked away in a sleepy courtyard just seconds from some of London’s most prestigious sites, Duke’s location is second to none. You and fido will be spoilt for choice for places to explore on foot and paw in this delightfully dog-friendly city.
Located on the side of Green Park, and just a few minute’s stroll to St Jame’s Park, you and your dog will adore exploring some of London’s most beautiful green spaces. Take a walk along Piccadilly past The Ritz, and you will soon spot Green Park. Enter via the gate of your choosing and wander south. You will soon see the magnificent Buckingham Palace right in front of you. Turn east along The Mall and let your dog strut their stuff down this most regal of roads to Trafalgar Square. From here you are just a few minutes’ from the Thames, where you can explore the river bank together or perhaps hop on a boat. For tomorrow’s walk, take your pick from St James’s Park, or the expanse of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens…just remember those flats!
Should you fancy taking in the hubbub of Mayfair, head to north through Berkley Square towards Bond Street. Should you need a pitstop, swing by dog-friendly Mews of Mayfair, found in the enchanting, cobbled streets of Lancashire Court.
There are plenty of pet-friendly eateries on offer in our vibrant capital. Check out our Eat and Play pages, along with ‘Also in the Neighbourhood’ below, and you’ll be spoilt for activities to make this an unforgettable getaway with your dog.
Address: DUKES London, 35 St. James’s Place, London, SW1A 1NY
With its prime central spot within the congestion zone, while Dukes’ is easy to reach off the main Piccadilly thoroughfare, you may wish to pick an alternative transport option and let the dog-friendly transport system take the strain in the capital.
While there is no on-site parking, the hotel’s concierge team is available for valet parking.
The hotel’s prime central spot means there is a multitude of transport options easily accessible via London’s pet-friendly underground system. The nearest tube station is Green Park, just 5 minutes’ stroll away, which is amply served by the Piccadilly, Jubilee and Victoria tube lines. For visitors arriving into one of London’s mainline stations, hop on the tube, or black cabs are readily available (with most very happy to take your pup).
All ready for the weekend, Marcel (included!), we set off to Mayfair. Arriving on a balmy end to a winters day, we decided it was the perfect time to stretch both feet and paws in the prestigious surrounds. Therefore, before adjourning to our hotel we headed to the leafy enclave of St James’s Park, Marcel keeping a keen eye out for any royal corgi’s as we strolled past Buckingham Palace.
Tired out we headed to our slumber spot for the evening, Dukes London. A discreet spot tucked away in an exclusive corner of Mayfair, we were not to be disappointed. No sooner were we through the door than the friendly hotel team were on hand to ensure Marcel well and truly got the VIPup treatment. While we were made to feel very much at ease, there was a flurry of hello pats ensuring the fluffy-one got a warm welcome indeed. Checked-in and our dinner spot confirmed, our luggage was whisked to our room as we were all shown around, Marcel sniffing out the route to our ground floor, dog-friendly Superior Room, taking note of which way it was to his walkies. Pup priorities….!
No sooner was Marcel in residence, than he had spotted his area. Adorned with a luxurious dog bed, stylish raised dog bowls, treats, a towel for those rainy walks, clean-up bags and mineral water…well, what more could a discerning pooch desire? With barely a sniff before he was ensconced in his sumptuous bed, it was now our turn to settle in.
With its classic yet contemporary styling, restful hues of grey and mustard, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, and indulgent London-based perfumery Floris toiletries in the marble-lined bathroom, we too were shortly feeling right at home.
Soon it was time for dinner for humans and hound. With the hotel having enquired after Marcel’s foodie preferences in advance of our stay, as they offer their four-pawed guests wet or dry food at a time of their choosing, Marcel was well catered for but little did he know of the choice he had, as on a diet at present he had to settle for his usual fare, although with mineral water on the side, well why not…
As Dukes is famed for its martini’s, with the latest having been created in partnership with Floris, we couldn’t help but sneak a peek at Sir Ian Fleming’s former watering hole, Dukes Bar en route to the secluded Cognac & Cigar room, where Marcel could join us for dinner.
Welcomed with open arms by the wonderfully colourful bar manager, Alessandro, we were soon comfortably settled in, with our dining spot kept private for our meal. With Alessandro having immediately taken Marcel under his wing and the lovely waiters also keen to ensure he received much attention, the end of week weariness was soon forgotten as our refreshments arrived; water for the four-legged, bubbly for us. Meals chosen, we enjoyed a tale or two with the delightful staff before our selection of the house GBR burger, rib eye steak, sweet potato fries and broccoli with toasted almond and crispy ham hock arrived. Main courses devoured and with Marcel more than happy by our feet, we plumped for dessert, chocolate cake and cheesecake – well it was Friday after all…
Having had our fill and with a trip outside required before retiring to our room for the night, the helpful concierge team indicated the best nearby stops for Marcel’s last stroll of the day. However, no sooner were we out the door than we were on Piccadilly and we couldn’t help but explore beyond and admire the majestic neighbourhood, dazzling in the city lights. Never one to shy away, as we took in the landmarks by night, Marcel wagged a hello to all who passed and happiness it appeared really was tail shaped.
After an early morning stroll around the block, Marcel (and maybe us too!) keen to see the snow that had been falling overnight, we headed back to our room to defrost, with long showers and breakfast in bed – a weekend treat indeed. Then for the hard work, what to pick from the array of delights on offer. After much deliberation, a Full English, Eggs Royale, matcha green tea, and avocado and a pineapple smoothie were selected, and it was time to relax once more – what a pawfect way to start the day.
All too soon it was time to check out. After many a farewell stroke from the lovely staff, Marcel’s tail was wagging once more as we set-off home, via one or two of our favourite dog-friendly stores nearby.
From the welcoming staff to the relaxing ambience, Dukes London is a delightful pawspot of character and calm amongst the city lights, and with St. James’ Park just a leap away, paws will delight at their surronds.
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