This chic city hotel makes for a perfect pre-honeymoon stop-off for newlyweds
There's something very James Bond about this establishment hotel, secreted as it is in a quiet courtyard just off Piccadilly. It's a world away from the hustle and bustle of Mayfair, yet perfect for experiencing everything the central London postcode can offer.
From the fluttering Union Jack at the townhouse entrance to the polished mahogany cocktail bar – where you'll find luxe furnishings and oil paintings complemented by old-school waiters serving straight-up Martinis just the way 007 might have requested them – it all feels a bit fuzzy post-war spy movie, in the most rose-tinted and romantic way.
While honeymooners might like to indulge themselves in the Penthouse Suite, with its private balcony overlooking Green Park, even the standard rooms are roomy and comfortable, retaining that certain stately feel and starting at a very
reasonable £270 price tag.
020 7491 4840, www.dukeshotel.com