A black bar inside The Wine Vault with drinks and cheese at The Dorchester


Meet, learn, discover

Within these walls we have so much to share, and our passionate employees are eager to welcome you to their world. As a valued guest, we invite you, with our compliments, to learn all the stories, secrets and magical moments that shape who we are as a hotel.

The Dorchester, Park Lane, London W1K 1QA
Call: +44 (0)20 7629 8888

Themed guided walks at the hotel and in the Royal Parks

Join our archivist, Christopher Astbury, on a 75-minute walking tour through the hotel, sharing stories and historical photographs along the way.

Make your choice from our menu of six guided walks: General Overview, the 1930s, World War II, Oliver Messel, the 1970s, James Bond. Each one starts in the lobby and takes you around the hotel.

Alternatively, as a City of Westminster Tour Guide, Christopher can also offer you a guided royal walk: King Charles III Coronation Walk – this leaves from the lobby and includes; Wellington Arch, Buckingham Palace, St James’ Palace and Westminster Abbey concluding with a ride back to the hotel in a London black cab. (Total duration: 2 hours)

Monday to Friday at 6pm
Saturday 2pm or 4pm
Sunday 11am, 2pm or 4pm

Additional times available on request

Make an advance booking at [email protected]

Carey Grant and Ingrid Bergman share a drink at the hotel
A decanter of red wine served in The Wine Vault in The Dorchester

The wonderful world of wine

Our sommeliers are the true masters of their craft. Meet the experts over a wine-tasting evening in our Wine Vault, where you’ll have the chance to try a selection of exquisite wines from around the world.

Make an advance booking at [email protected]


Meet the chefs

Meet our expert chefs for an interactive masterclass in the kitchens, where they’ll show you how to recreate our modern British cuisine at home. You’ll pick up tips from our team and learn how we add the special touches that make your dining experience with us a magical one.

Make an advance booking at [email protected]

Portrait of Chef Mario smiling
A lady pouring cocktails inside The Grill Bar at The Dorchester

Meet the mixologists

To master the art of cocktails at home, let our talented bartenders show you how to mix, blend and shake up the perfect tipple.

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