The Franklin London - Starhotels Collezione

Rated 9.2 in 314 reviews. 35 rooms.


The Franklin captures that rarest of qualities: serenity.
Its secluded English gardens are the perfect counterpoint to bustling Knightsbridge.
The hotel combines the warmth of a private home, the impeccable service of a
Grand Hotel and Anouska Hempel’s timeless, Italian-influenced design.
A spectacular hammam and garden-fronting restaurant and champagne bar need
exploring. However, it is The Franklin’s tailored experiences, which are as individual
as its guests, that make it so much more than just another luxury hotel.

Set in the heart of Kensington in central London, just steps from the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Franklin London - Starhotels Collezione offers elegant accommodation with free WiFi access and a Hammam floor. Guests can dine in The Franklin Restaurant by Michelin starred chef Alfredo Russo or enjoy a drink in the bar.

Reopened in 2016 after an extensive refurbishment, the hotel features elegant rooms and suites designed to incorporate classic elements and Italian details. Each room at The Franklin is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV, a seating area, a signature bed with premium linens and a pillow menu. The luxury bathrooms come with bathrobes and toiletries.

Further facilities include a 24-hour front desk, concierge services, a techno gym and a spa.

The famous Harrods Department Store can be reached in a 7-minute walk, while the Natural History Museum is less than 10 minutes away. The Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park are 1 km from The Franklin London - Starhotels Collezione.

The nearest underground station is South Kensington, just 600 metres away. London Heathrow is approximately 45 minutes away by car, depending on traffic, and airport transfers can be arranged at an extra fee.

Available Rooms

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near The Franklin London - Starhotels Collezione

  1. L'ETO Caffè

    Overrated 🙄 Nothing special

    76 m from hotel
    243 Brompton Rd

  2. Jak's

    Cheese Cake a must !!

    206 m from hotel
    77 Walton St

  3. Aubaine

    Yummy Goats cheese salad, macaron and milfait😭😋

    210 m from hotel
    260-262 Brompton Rd

  4. Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

    Housing some of the world’s most spectacular collections of sculpture, textiles, ceramics, photography etc, the V&A will bring you back down to Earth after a weekend’s worth of fashion and fun.

    250 m from hotel
    Cromwell Rd

  5. Scalini

    Love it. !

    263 m from hotel
    1-3 Walton St

  6. Daphne's

    All their fishes are cooked to perfection .. love the family atmosphère of it ♡

    265 m from hotel
    112 Draycott Avenue

  7. Carpo

    Nice wee place hidden in the Knights bridge. Coffee s absolutely amazing. P.s they don't serve food

    398 m from hotel
    5 Montpelier St

  8. Science Museum

    Only marginally less popular with kids than its natural historical neighbour, the Science Museum is a celebration of the wonders of technology in the service of our daily lives.

    425 m from hotel
    Exhibition Rd

  9. Ladurée

    This piece of cake is a piece of heaven on earth 😍❤👌

    0.5 km from hotel
    87/135 Brompton Road

  10. Harrods Pizzeria & Canti Prosecco Bar

    Our Pizzeria has now reopened in its new location on the Second Floor. With double the seating and a stunning interior, all your favourites are still on the menu!

    0.5 km from hotel
    87-135 Brompton Rd

  11. Natural History Museum

    Opened in 1881, the museum facade uses terracotta tiles which were resistant to the soot of Victorian London. The largest of the famous dinosaur skeletons in the central hall is a diplodocus.

    0.5 km from hotel
    Cromwell Rd

  12. Royal Albert Hall

    The acoustics here were once so bad, it was said this was the only venue where a composer could be sure of hearing his work twice. It was corrected in 1969 by putting diffusing discs on the ceiling.

    0.8 km from hotel
    Kensington Gore