What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with a picnic!

With the smell of Spring in the air, DUKES LONDON have announced the return of their Picnic in the Park…

Nestled in the heart of historic St. James’s Mayfair, DUKES LONDON is a sophisticated, luxury hotel. Ever since King Henry 8th built his palace here in the 16th Century, St. James’s has been the exclusive retreat of writers, musicians, politicians and royalty.

With lockdown restrictions easing and spring finally in the air there is the glimmer of some fun days ahead allowing everyone the chance to finally get out and fully enjoy all that the city of London has to offer. DUKES London believes there is no better place than London in the sunshine and both the locals and tourists agree. If you are looking to relax during your visit to the capital, The Royal Parks of London are the perfect location to take advantage of the climate and step away from the hustle and bustle of London which the season brings and DUKES has the perfect relaxing day activity – a picnic in the park.

There are 8 Royal Parks throughout London, each with their own unique appeal and attractions. DUKES London is in a wonderful location, in the very heart of Mayfair, meaning we are only a stone’s throw away from two of the most beautiful Royal Parks. The Green Park is only a 3-minute walk away from our accommodation and St James Park is a mere 5 minutes. Situated right next to Buckingham Palace, The Green Park offers a quiet escape from busy city life and is home to attractions such as the Canada Memorial, the Canada Gate and the Bomber Command Memorial. In contrast, St James Park’s famous flower beds provide a familiar backdrop for important ceremonial events at the top of the Mall but is also home to attractions such as the Horse Guards Parade, the Blue Bridge, and the Duke of York statue.

When you arrange a picnic in the park with DUKES London, you can be sure they have thought of every little detail to make your day in the Royal Parks extra special and stress free. Supplying you with a beautiful wicker hamper which contains your delicious food, a rug to sit on, cutlery, dishes, and glassware – everything you need for the perfect picnic in the park.

From £35 per person, a plush picnic rug with a wicker basket of British picnic essentials awaits in either Green Park or St. James’s Park, both of which are just a gentle stroll from the hotel. Highlights include smokey BBQ chicken brochettes, artisan breads, beetroot & feta hummus, pea guacamole, a selection of salads and cheeses.

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