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The bygone era is back at this golden-age London boutique

When it comes to the art of living luxuriously, The Franklin is the grand master. Exquisitely opulent and effortlessly chic, it rekindles the spirit of La Belle Époque London – reinvented for the modern era. Elegant and romantic too, from the moment you step inside, it will sweep you off your feet.

At first glance, The Franklin is a grand English townhouse. But there’s nothing textbook about this one-off retreat. Interior design blends contemporary British style with Parisian flair, and Gatsby-era influences within the bar – with its mirror walls and mixologist-made martinis. On-the-ball service comes courtesy of Les Clefs d’Or concierges, while a snug library and showpiece hammam welcome you back after a day spent out and about in London.   

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The luxury stores of Knightsbridge are just a hop, skip and jump from The Franklin’s front door. But to see London in true golden-age style, slip inside a classic Rolls-Royce or Jaguar limousine. Nothing quite compares to seeing the skyline, galleries, palaces and royal parks on a balmy day from a 1920s car with the roof down.  


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35 Rooms |  5 Floors |  1 Restaurant | 

4.8 /5

448 reviews

City

City Centre

Fine

Fine Dining

Pet

Pet Friendly

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Ratings

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Global Rating

4.8 /5

4.8

448 reviews

INVITED Rating

4.9 /5
4.5 /5
Tripadvisor score 4.5

4.5

244 reviews

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

perfect boutique experience in a great location

Wonderful staff, really quiet and comfortable especially for a solo female traveler.

By Ashley May ’24 Trip Type Business


5

one of the best experiences over the last few years

from the moment we arrived we felt at home and were very well looked after by all the crew

By Jutta May ’24 Trip Type Couple


5

lovely boutique hotel, excellent standards

Great breakfast!

By Alex Oct ’23 Trip Type Business


The Franklin, United Kingdom

4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


5

perfect boutique experience in a great location

Wonderful staff, really quiet and comfortable especially for a solo female traveler.

By Ashley May ’24 Trip Type Business


5

one of the best experiences over the last few years

from the moment we arrived we felt at home and were very well looked after by all the crew

By Jutta May ’24 Trip Type Couple


5

lovely boutique hotel, excellent standards

Great breakfast!

By Alex Oct ’23 Trip Type Business


5

Beautiful hotel and great location

The hotel was beautiful and the breakfast was incredibly good

By Denis Oct ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

Delightful hotel in the middle of everything

On arrival from a very long flight we were greeted with smiles and an upgraded room for our stay.  Service is everything to the staff who run the Franklin and are clearly very proud of the hotel.  Check in is easy, breakfast with garden views is delicious and the tiny bar delightful. The hotel is Read more[SPLIT]Read lesstucked away on a beautiful and quiet street minutes from everything between South Kensington and Knightsbridge. This is a gem of a place.

By Rebecca Aug ’23 Trip Type Business


5

awesome stay from beginning to end , entire staff goes above and beyond

my wife left here air pods in the room after checking out, not only did staff find them the overnighted at their expense to our next location in Edinburgh

By Carl Jul ’23 Trip Type Family


5

The service and performance beyond anything normal.

The check in at 10 from an interceontinental flight and where given our room at no extra charge and at very short notice.

By Rod May ’23 Trip Type Couple


5

Very positive experience and 'feel'. Value for money - excellent

Splendid smoked salmon and scrambled eggs for breakfast.

By Rod Apr ’23 Trip Type Individual


5

Charmig hotel with good location

We especially enjoyed the fantastic breakfast

By Bengt Nov ’22 Trip Type Friends


5

Perfect. The only reservation is that the room service food was a bit bland.

I didn't use the restaurant itself or the leisure facilities and so cannot say.

By Simon Apr ’22 Trip Type Couple


5

Excellent hotel

Great hotel. Excellent service and breakfast

By Marc-Henri Aug ’21 Trip Type Couple


5

super location ,lovely hotel

delightful boutique hotel, friendly service, excellent breakfast. Great position, lovely room. Shame we had to ask for a coffee machine, which should have been available in our room.

By Vivienne Aug ’21 Trip Type Couple


5

Great stay in London

The location, the facilities and specially the staff made my stay unforgettable.

By Antonio Nov ’19 Trip Type Couple


4

Good value Knightsbridge Hotel

Warm welcome, comfortable room, providing all you need for a pleasant stay.

By Jayne Mar ’19 Trip Type Friends


Key Features

Air
Air conditioning
Pet
Pet Friendly
Restaurant
Restaurant
Room
Room service
Bar
Bar
Free
Free Wi-Fi

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Complimentary cocktails
  • Complimentary coffee in lobby
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Dry cleaning
  • Same day dry cleaning
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • Wakeup service

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Complimentary cocktails
  • Complimentary coffee in lobby
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • Dry cleaning
  • Same day dry cleaning
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • Wakeup service
  • Gym
  • Meeting rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Elevators
  • Safe deposit box
  • Bar
  • Onsite laundry
  • Family friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa

Food And Drinks

Bold monochrome décor and velvet furnishings create an elegant backdrop to dining at The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo. With just a handful of tables and garden views, breakfast here is relaxed and dinner romantic. The menus are the brainchild of celebrated chef Alfredo Russo – shining a light on seasonal ingredients in true Italian style.

The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner The Franklin Restaurant is the domain of Michelin-starred Chef Alfredo Russo serving modern Piedmont cuisine. Here guests can enjoy a breathtaking and elegant dining experience- a combination of simplicity- sophistication and quality seasonal ingredients.

The Franklin Bar

The Franklin Bar is an elegant Cocktail and Champagne 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. It serves 7 different Champagnes- by the glass or the bottle- and boasts 22 types of gin on its extensive list of cocktails. A menu of aperitif accompaniments will tempt guests to indulge in Alfredo Russo culinary masterpieces.

Spa

The wellbeing of each guest is a priority at The Franklin: the hotel features a spectacular Hammam and a fitness studio with state of the art Technogym equipment. You can even book in for a private session with a personal trainer to the stars! The Hempel-designed, residents-only Hammam treatment room is situated on the lower ground floor, offering a tempting retreat for guests. The handmade crystal doors set the tone for an elegant environment, enriched by a super sophisticated illumination system. Specialist treatments are available on request.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

The Franklin

24 Egerton Gardens

Knightsbridge

London

SW3 2DB

England

United Kingdom

Check in:

1500

Check out:

1100

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Where is it?

13 kms to airport City Airport

15 kms to airport Heathrow Airport

37 kms to airport Gatwick Airport

42 kms to airport Stansted

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