Enjoy a five-star trip to the capital, including two nights at the Franklin Hotel and an evening at a West End show…
In the heart of London’s Knightsbridge and within walking distance of the V&A and the museums of South Kensington, the five-star Franklin Hotel reopened last year after a major renovation. Located in three elegant Victorian terrace buildings, which back onto the manicured peace of Egerton Gardens, the hotel’s opulent interiors – best encapsulated as English country house meets Italian Palazzo – are the work of celebrated designer Anouska Hempel.
Discover Britain has teamed up with the Franklin, the perfect base for exploring the treasures of “Albertopolis”, to offer a two-night stay at the hotel including breakfast (but not dinner) to one lucky winner and his or her guest, as well as a pair of tickets to a glittering West End show.
With gilded or etched wall mirrors, gorgeous Italian grey velvets and silk hangings from Istanbul, Hempel’s interiors are inspired by her travels, as well as the past, with huge palms reminiscent of the 1920s and Canaletto prints of London in the upstairs hallways. The 35 bedrooms and suites boast oak floors, bespoke mirrored furniture and elegant wrought iron four-poster beds.
Overlooking the garden, the Franklin’s Michelin-starred restaurant, with Alfredo Russo, who was voted Italy’s Best Young Chef early in his career, at the helm, offers classic Italian dining as well as exquisite afternoon teas, which can be enjoyed in the library or on the garden terrace. The mirrored Martini and Champagne bar, meanwhile, serves seven champagnes and 22 different types of gin.
The prize is for two nights on a B&B basis to be booked according to availability, not including public holidays. For full terms and conditions, see below.
For your chance to win this fantastic prize, simply answer the question below. The competition closes on 1 March 2017.
When was the Great Exhibition held in Hyde Park?
1851 >>>> answer
(The Great Exhibition in 1851 was the first international exhibition of manufactured products. It was organised by Henry Cole and Prince Albert, and held in a purpose-built Crystal Palace in Hyde Park. - http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/g/great-exhibition/)