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The Franklin

24 Edgerton Gardens, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London, , England, SW3 2DB, United Kingdom

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HOTEL

A true hidden gem of Knightsbridge, The Franklin London combines the warmth of a private home with the impeccable service of a luxury hotel. Refurbished by the celebrity designer Anouska Hempel, this 35-bedroom boutique hotel is unique and original in style, fusing the charm of an English house with Italian style.

The Franklin is tucked away on a quiet residential street yet is only steps away from the excitement of Knightsbridge and London’s most famous landmarks. The hotel houses a fine-dining Italian restaurant, curated by the Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo, as well as an elegant and glamorous Franklin Bar.

A truly unique feature of The Franklin is the private garden available to access for all the guests – a haven of oasis in a bustling city. The Library can be enjoyed as a space to relax or for private meetings. The hotels also features a Hammam and a gym and all our guests can enjoy the services of a Les Clefs d’Or concierge.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Every one of the 35 spacious rooms and suites, including the 63 m2 Presidential Suite – the ultimate distillation of elegance and style – is flooded with light and exquisitely furnished for total comfort. Most offer views of Knightsbridge or the verdant parkland of Egerton Gardens.

While each has a different layout and atmosphere,  the Franklin’s 35 rooms all express the same elegant aesthetic that underpins Anouska Hempel’s overall design concept. The colours are mainly muted, neutral tones – greys, black, white, teak and tan – which are lent further authenticity by natural oak flooring, shagreen upholstery and individual touches like the framed botanical specimens on the walls of many of the rooms.

The soft, neutral colours, mainly shades of grey, white and black, harmonise with the sophistication of the other furnishing details, including the oak floors, large Victorian windows, mirrored furniture and wrought iron canopy beds with sumptuous Italian linen by Frette and mattresses by Simmons.

The suites are even more sumptuous, with furnishings in fine Italian velvet and taffeta. Skilful touches of greenery bring nature into the interiors, while Art Deco touches lend extra sophistication.

Large Samsung Smart TVs, GHD hairdryers and straighteners and exclusive Penhaligons toiletries provide add luxurious touches to every room, while a pillow menu and rain shower experience enhance the sensation of sheer indulgence.

DINING

The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo

This modern Italian restaurant is the domain of Michelin-starred Chef Alfredo Russo. Here guests can enjoy a breath-taking fine-dining experience, a combination of simplicity, sophistication and quality seasonal ingredients. There is seating for just 30 diners, in an intimate space with a view of the garden. The familiar grey velvet decor, with silk ikat-patterned furnishings and immense Venetian églomisé mirrors, generates an exclusive, refined warmth.

The Franklin Bar

The Franklin Bar is an elegant Cocktail bar lined with mirrored walls in a Great Gatsby 1920s style. The essence of glamour, it is the perfect place to wind down before dinner or enjoy a cocktail created by a skilled mixologist.

ADDRESS

The Franklin
Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2DB

T: +44 (0)20 7584 5533
E: reservations.thefranklin@starhotels.com

NEAREST TRANSPORT

FROM HEATHROW AIRPORT

From London Heathrow Airport, you can travel by Underground, from any Terminal directly to South Kensington Station. Take the Piccadilly line (dark blue) towards Cockfosters and stop at South Kensington Station. The Franklin is located 10 minutes walk from the station. Once you have come out of the main station entrance walk down Pelham St. to reach Thurloe Square. Turn right at Thurloe Square and then immediately right at South Terrace. Keep walking down to Egerton Gardens and turn left. The hotel is located at 24 Egerton Gardens. The commute will take about 50 minutes.

FROM LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT

From London Gatwick Airport, you can travel by Gatwick Express, from the South Terminal If you arrive at the North Terminal, take the shuttle to the south Terminal. The Gatwick Express will take you to Victoria Station. From Victoria, follow the underground signs and take either  The Central Line (Yellow) or The District Line (Green)  to South Kensington Station. The Franklin is located less than 10 minutes away from the station . Once you have come out of the main station entrance walk down Pelham St. to reach Thurloe Square. Turn right at Thurloe Square and then immediately right at South Terrace. Keep walking down to Egerton Gardens and turn left. The hotel is located at 24 Egerton Gardens. The journey will take approximately 1 hour.

FROM HEATHROW AIRPORT

From London Heathrow Airport, you can travel by Underground, from any Terminal directly to South Kensington Station. Take the Piccadilly line (dark blue) towards Cockfosters and stop at South Kensington Station. The Franklin is located 10 minutes walk from the station. Once you have come out of the main station entrance walk down Pelham St. to reach Thurloe Square. Turn right at Thurloe Square and then immediately right at South Terrace. Keep walking down to Egerton Gardens and turn left. The hotel is located at 24 Egerton Gardens. The commute will take about 50 minutes.

FROM LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT

From London Gatwick Airport, you can travel by Gatwick Express, from the South Terminal If you arrive at the North Terminal, take the shuttle to the south Terminal. The Gatwick Express will take you to Victoria Station. From Victoria, follow the underground signs and take either  The Central Line (Yellow) or The District Line (Green)  to South Kensington Station. The Franklin is located less than 10 minutes away from the station . Once you have come out of the main station entrance walk down Pelham St. to reach Thurloe Square. Turn right at Thurloe Square and then immediately right at South Terrace. Keep walking down to Egerton Gardens and turn left. The hotel is located at 24 Egerton Gardens. The journey will take approximately 1 hour.

FROM ST PANCRAS STATION

From Kings Cross/St Pancras Station, travel by London Underground to South Kensington Station. You will be travelling Westbound on the Piccadilly Line (dark blue). The Franklin is located less than 10 minutes away from the station. Once you have come out of the main station entrance walk down Pelham St. to reach Thurloe Square. Turn right at Thurloe Square and then immediately right at South Terrace. Keep walking down to Egerton Gardens and turn left. The hotel is located at 24 Egerton Gardens. The commute will take about 30 minutes.

FROM THE M25 & M4 MOTORWAYS

From M25 use the left 2 lanes to merge onto M4 towards Heathrow Airport. Follow A4 to Cromwell Mews and continue onto Great West Rd/A4. At Hogarth Roundabout. Take the 2nd exit onto Great West Chiswick/A4. Turn right onto Egerton Terrace and right again onto Egerton Gardens.

NEAREST ATTRACTIONS

Victoria and Albert Museum – 0.1 miles

London Science Museum – 0.1 miles

Natural History Museum – 0.1 miles

Harrods – 0.3 miles

Sloane Street – 0.4 miles

The Serpentine – 0.6 miles

Buckingham Palace – 1.2 miles

Piccadilly Circus – 1.8 miles

Houses of Parliament – 1.9 miles

Big Ben – 1.9 miles

Trafalgar Square – 1.9 miles

London Eye – 2.2 miles

Tower of London – 4.1 miles

Wembley Stadium – 6.3 miles

O2 Arena – 7.4 miles

FACILITIES

Check in time: 3pm
Check out: 11am

  • Meeting Rooms
  • Valet Parking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Gardens
  • 24hr Front Desk
  • Laundry Service

GUEST SERVICES

  • Les Clefs d’Or Concierge
  • Guest Experience Team
  • 24-hour Fitness Centre
    • Personal trainer (on request)
    • Hammam Wellness Center
    • Spa Menu
  • The Hempel-designed Hammam, for residents only, provides a relaxing retreat for guests, with specialist treatments on request.

IN ROOM SERVICES

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Tea Tray
  • Fluffy Bathrobes and Slippers
  • Books and Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Penhaligons Bathroom Products
  • Personal Safe and Hairdryer
  • Air Con
  • Starbed
  • Pillow Menu
  • Desk with Lamp
  • Minibar
  • Smart TV with foreign satellite channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Room service
  • Docking Station

THINGS WE LOVE

Overlooking the exclusive Egerton Gardens, the hotel offers guests a peaceful, private stay in the heart of London.

  • A short walk from Knightsbridge.
  • The Guest Experience Team and Les Clefs d’Or Concierge attend to guests’ personal requirements, transforming their stay into a bespoke experience.
  • Anouska Hempel’s elegantly opulent interiors create an atmosphere of unparalleled splendour. Embroidered furnishings, Venetian stone floors and filigree silverware capture the spirit of a glorious era within the context of a thoroughly modern hotel.

MEETINGS

  • WI-FI internet connection
  • Dedicated Event Manager
  • Sound system
  • Natural Light
  • Screen
  • LCD projector
  • Flip chart
  • Breakfast & Lunch

ON SITE ACTIVITIES

Any activity can be organised with the help of the Concierge Service, including and not limited to visits to museums, restaurant bookings, tours, private shopping and more.

OFF SITE ACTIVITIES

  • Cocktail Masterclasses
  • Private Dining
  • Treatments
We are delighted to announce that The Franklin will be opening soon.

Special offers and additional perks to our travel club members.

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Address and postcode  – The Franklin
Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2DB

Telephone number – +44 (0)20 7584 5533

Email address – reservations.thefranklin@starhotels.com

  • Address 24 Egerton Gardens
  • City London
  • State/county England
  • Zip/Postal Code SW3 2DB

Details

Updated on June 4, 2021 at 2:30 pm
  • Property Type: Best for Proposals, Dog Friendly, Exclusive Use, Gourmet Breaks, In the City, Part of a Road Trip, Perfect for Couples, Romantic Retreat, Wedding Retreats

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