Hurlingham Privileges

This is a Hurlingham Privileges Hotel. When you book through us you are entitled to VIP benefits during your stay.

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  • Description
  • Activities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wellness

Description

The fantastic location in the heart of Knightsbridge, the lavish interiors and quintessentially Italian hospitality have transformed The Franklin London  Starhotels Collezione into one of the most outstanding 5-star hotels in the London scene.

Tucked away on a quiet residential street, surrounded by the timeless charm of the Egerton Gardens, The Franklin is nonetheless in the heart of one of London’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Split across four classic early Victorian buildings, the hotel sits on the fringes of Knightsbridge, just a short walk from Harrods and The Victoria & Albert Museum.

While many of the front-side rooms face the beautiful and historic Brompton Oratory, the back of the building looks out onto the private, tranquil lawns, flowerbeds and lofty plane trees of the Egerton Gardens.

Dotted with espaliered pear trees, the peaceful and green space, open to the hotel’s guests, provides the perfect counterpoint to the bustling Knightsbridge streets.

Part of a Grade II-listed building, the original house dates back to the 1840s, when it was originally built as three of the 24 terraces that comprise the sweeping Egerton Crescent, designed by the Georgian architect George Basevi, on one of London’s most exclusive streets.

Acquired by Starhotels in 2014, the hotel underwent a full renovation, maintaining many original features, and reopened in Autumn 2016 with a completely fresh look from renowned designer Anouska Hempel

activities

Experiences:

With so many things to do in London, you can easily tie yourself in knots making a choice. The hotel's Les Clefs d’Or concierges have compiled a list of top things to do in Central London for you to take in the best of what the heart of London has to offer.

Hyde Park
Hyde Park is one of London’s nine Royal Parks. How big is Hyde Park? It covers 350 acres and is one of the city’s finest landscapes once used by Henry VIII and his court for hunting for deer.
Among things to do in Hyde Park, our concierges advise various recreational activities:
• cycling
• tennis on 6 high quality tennis courts
• horseback riding
• swimming 

The Saatchi Gallery
Relatively young, the Saatchi Gallery opened its doors about twenty five years ago and its audience has increased sharply in the recent years. In fact, in the last five years it hosted 15 of the 20 most visited museum exhibitions in London. The Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely if ever exhibited in the UK. Admission to the Saatchi Gallery’s own exhibitions is free.

The Natural History Museum
The Museum has its origins in the generous offer of Sir Hans Sloane back in 1753, when Parliament bought his extensive collection of natural history specimens and cultural artefacts counting more than 71,000 items. At the beginning, the collection was displayed in the British Museum and only on 18 April 1881 the new museum opened its doors, but it was not until 1992 that it took its current name. The building of the Natural History Museum resembles a Romanesque architecture cathedral and has become London’s iconic landmark. Nowadays, the Museum is home to more than 80 million specimens and uses its unrivalled expertise to tackle the challenges facing the world. Join five million visitors of this fascinating museum in 2016 and attend one of its thought-provoking exhibitions.

 

bar

The Franklin Bar:

The Franklin Bar is an elegant Martini & 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’s culinary masterpieces.

restaurant

The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo:

Gourmets from London and abroad now consider the Franklin Restaurant to be an essential destination. This modern Italian restaurant is the domain of Michelin-starred Chef Alfredo Russo. Here guests can enjoy a breathtaking 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.

wellness

Wellness:

• 24-hour Fitness Centre
• Personal trainer (on request)
• Hammam
• Spa Menu

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