Fast forward to 2019 with a taste of a glorious bygone era at The Franklin in London. Baroque Travel takes a look
Step back in time to an era of glamor and elegance at The Franklin in London, decorated by famous interior designer Anouska Hempel. With her signature cachet, the designer has managed to combine the style of La Belle Epoque with numerous exquisite contemporary touches. The luxury boutique hotel, which is located in the upmarket district of Knightsbridge in London right next to Egerton Gardens, reveals an opulent interior, with refined velvets and patterned wallpapers working together to create a sophisticated space.
The Franklin has mastered the art of living luxuriously, offering its guests an exquisite, opulent, chic place to stay in England’s capital that rekindles the spirit of London during La Belle Epoque. But it’s not an old-fashioned place at all; the hotel has been perfectly reinvented and transformed to keep up with modern times. It is elegant, romantic and enchanting – exactly what one looks for when visiting this cosmopolitan city.
Situated in a grand English townhouse, this unique luxury hotel combines Parisian style with British flair, and in some places, like the bar, you’ll be reminded of the Gatsby era, as you sit within its mirrored walls sipping a martini created specially for you by master mixologist Salvatore Maggio. And if you like, he will give you a master class in making memorable cocktails!
Expect every luxury – and then some. There are only 35 rooms, so this establishment is extremely small and personalized. Rooms are refined and sumptuous, and include everything from Deluxe Rooms with four-poster beds to the renowned, grand Presidential Suite.
The excellent Franklin Restaurant boasts superb Italian-inspired dishes created by Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo. Concierges are at your beck and call, and there’s a cosy library to enjoy afternoon High Tea as well as a stunning Hamman to relax in.
In keeping with its old world style, guests are transported in a classic Rolls-Royce or Jaguar limo. We’re talking 1920s style – and if the weather is good, you can request that the roof be taken down.
An experience here is magic of a bygone era with every modern pampering facility… who could ask for more?