Unlike its sister hotel The Gore over the road, black is the new black at The Franklin. In fact it’s got much the same sophistication about its interiors as Blakes, from the sexy monochromes about the general decor to the romantic intimacy of its suites. It’s by no means the same place, though – the out-of-bounds garden suggests club-like rules, and the Venetian influence about the lobby gives the impression this is The Gore’s dark, and rather surreptitious, sibling.
Checking out the best hotels in Kensington is a good idea if you’re planning on visiting some of the city’s must-see museums and galleries, will be on the lookout for food and drink at the many pubs and restaurants of King’s Road, or don’t want to be too far from Olympia or Harrods.
As you may have guessed, luxury is abundant in this part of town, and the best hotels in Kensington are certainly no exception, so expect to indulge in top-of-the-line service while rubbing shoulders with the local aristocracy.
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