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The Duke

Location for Weddings and Social Events

The Duke, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 2PB

  • Max guests for group photographs
  • 70
  • Civil weddings catered for
  • No
  • Events photographed by Paul Martin
  • Wedding
  • Last event photographed by Paul Martin
  • 22/04/06

The Duke is conveniently situated at 7 Roger Street, near to Russell Square & Chancery Lane in central London.
A map is available here and there is a website for this location.

Paul Martin has given The Duke a rating of 3 out of 5 for indoor photography and a rating of 3 out of 5 for outdoor photography.
Please note that these ratings only relate to the suitability for photography, and do not in any way relate to other facilities and services that may be provided by the The Duke.

Comments from Paul Martin:
A recent review describes The Duke, formely known as Duke of York……”A quirky, little gastropub in a quiet Bloomsbury street, relaxed yet vibrant place to spend an evening. Unlike most gastropubs, it is not overly trendy, overly crowded or overly priced. Diners can mingle with pub punters and eat in the brighter red-toned bar area, decorated with contemporary art, or instead sit in private, little booths in the back dining room. The dishes range from modern classics like bangers and mash or deep-fried whitebait to more eclectic combinations like wasabe salmon on noodle roesti with mango salsa”.

I recently enjoyed photographing a wedding dinner reception at the Duke. Unlike most receptions, this event was very relaxed and informal with guests seated throughout the pub and outside. Fortunately, the weather was on our side and the ambience and warmth made the occassion all the more enjoyable in this delightful London Pub. The decor and atmosphere inside is very tastefully appointed and the food was fantastic; the staff are extremely helpful and friendly.

Although limited for space, I was able to produce many pleasing informal photographs, predominantly in black & white. The large georgian windows allow much natural light to spill inside, thus I was able to take many of my photographs without having to use flash. There are not many suitable options for outdoor group photographs, although I was able to produce some pleasing shots of the bride and groom immediately outside the main entrance and along a nearby mews.

Overall, I rate the Duke Pub in central London a very nice venue for a small informal wedding party reception.