Mandarin Oriental celebrity fan, Dame Darcey Bussell.

Dame Darcey Bussell

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One of the world’s greatest ever prima ballerinas, Dame Darcey Bussell, was photographed in her spiritual home – The Royal Opera House in London.


A fan of Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, Darcey says “nothing beats spending a summer’s evening having a delicious dinner overlooking the peaceful park, leaving the busy streets behind. The quality of service there is second to none and they always make me feel so relaxed”.


Recently she has been enjoying being a judge on the popular UK TV show Strictly Come Dancing. Darcey continues to support numerous British and international charities and dance institutions. Darcey is also President of the Royal Academy of Dance, which is her charity of choice.


Photographed and filmed by award-winning photographer Mary McCartney.

"Especially having kids you realize how special travels is and you want to show them as much as possible."

– Dame Darcey Bussell