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giovedì 29 marzo 2012

Dukes Hotel 


And here we are back in London for the umpteenth time, the usual double-decker bus, red phone boxes, old taxis - seems us to know the city from always, identical to our old postcard with a printed Queen's face and the British flag ... 


 Instead, I am sure I could live a lifetime and discover everyday unexpected places,  tall glimpses, narrow streets and courtyards that seem forgotten.  It is no longer the city that I saw through tourist's eye, but an endless universe!

The hotel where we stayed this weekend is the Dukes Hotel, an ancient building tucked away in a beautiful interior courtyard of Mayfair, immersed in a surreal peace, where the mind seems to detach itself from the 21st century ...  In 2011 was the winner of "England's Leading Boutique Hotel" at the World Travel Awards and now, we spent a few nights, we have nicely figured out why.  

Given our strong passion for the Martini cocktail, the famous drink that sees Dukes bar as undisputed winner , acclaimed by the New York Times, and birthplace of the famous phrase "shacked up, not stirred" immortalized by the famous character of Fleming's James Bond, we won't let us stop off.   

living
tearoom
elevator
entrance
ready for London night
Dukes Bar
the famous Martini cocktail

 

26 commenti:

  1. Je suis sous le charme de cet hôtel ! Il est très beau
    Super Photos !!

    RispondiElimina
  2. Uau! Ma i prezzi come sono? Anche io vorrei farmi un weekend a Londra e non ci sono mai stata, urgono consigli!!!

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  3. wow bellissime foto!! che sogno londra!!!

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  4. Hope you get out an enjoy London. In my memory, not sure if the Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Society archives (hey, I was doing research), or pubs were best.

    PS: love your music list. Decemberists are in that "so much more" category?

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  5. beautiful pictures!

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  6. Love the pics! :)
    You have a great blog, I am following you on bloglovin and google friend connect. Hope you can visit my blog and if you like it, can follow me too if you want :)
    xx

    http://losaway.blogspot.com

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  7. simple but classy!

    http://navlandstyle.blogspot.ca/

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  8. bel post!!!Belle foto!!L'hotel è veramente carino!!!xoxo

    http://the-travelbook.blogspot.it/

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  9. what a gorgeous hotel! it looks like such a fun adventure. :)

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  10. I've been in London a few times before, but I never been in that hotel! It's awesome! It looks cozy, classy and charming ;)

    Great blog, and pics! Thanks for stopping by, maybe you want to follow each other, on GFC and bloglovin? I'll follow you back for sure :)

    Have a fab day!

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico"



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  11. Many thanks dear, I'm following you back now, on GFC and bloglovin (28th follower)!

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico"



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  12. You are so lucky to get to travel like this!

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  13. that hotel looks awesome I'm a sucker for good interior design x

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  14. The hotel is beautiful!! would you like to follow each other sweetie ?:X
    Fashionspot.ro

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  15. the hotel looks gorgeous! it seems like you had a great time! xx

    http://www.theprovocativecouture.com/

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  16. Oooooh it looks so glamorous, what a great place t experience London life from! X

    RispondiElimina
  17. I always love your pictures..
    I am doing great, thanks for asking!!!

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  18. OMG! This hotel looks amazing!
    Would love you to stop by my blog & check out my latest outfit post!
    Have a fab Sunday xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  19. Oh this hotel looks lovely. Such a good tip - I visit London often.

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  20. DUkes Hotel looks absolutely gorgeous
    I want a house like that! LOL

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape 

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  21. Questo Hotel mi sembra veramente spettacolare, la suite è accogliente ed elegante al punto giusto!
    Un abbraccio
    Francesca

    http://thetraveldiaryblog.blogspot.com

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  22. what an amazing place to spend the weekend at... have a nice one!

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  23. I want to THANK YOU all of you for all these amazing and lovely comments!
    THANK YOU!
    Selene

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  24. Ciao Selene ho visto che sei passata nel mio blog e mi ha fatto molto piacere!
    Le tue foto sono veramente belle, coltivala questa tua passione!
    (la suite è stupenda!)
    ti seguo!
    Un abbraccio
    Veronica

    http://veronicamapelliphotography.blogspot.it/

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  25. Lovely pictures... I want to organize a trip to London now!!

    x x x

    Dd'O

    http://drole-doiseaux.blogspot.ca/

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