Venice via Kensington
Anouska Hempel knows a thing or two about looking good (when you’re born with a face like hers, you can hardly help it). The Franklin is Hempel in hotel form: refined and ravishing in equal measures. Taking a cue from its sister Blakes, the hotel throws its cap at foreign lands – in this case, Italy. Even Gina Lollobrigida couldn’t fault the taffeta-and-velvet-bedecked dining room, the glittering bar, or the ravishing rooms and their fancy sandstone bathrooms. One thing is deliciously English, though, and that’s the setting: a prime cut of cultured Kensington, with Egerton Gardens and some of the city’s best bits on your doorstep.
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