Where London - - Contents - Miko Sel­cuk, head concierge of The Franklin, shares his tips

Miko Sel­cuk, head concierge at The Franklin ho­tel, shares his tips on how to make the most of your trip.

Concierges in the cap­i­tal use WhereLon­don for in­for­ma­tion, and they are al­ways re­li­able ex­perts in their own right

What kind of re­quests do your guests make?

Restau­rant book­ings, the­atre tick­ets or tick­ets for events such as Wim­ble­don, the Chelsea Flower Show or English Premier League matches. Once an Emi­rati guest asked for diet pills for her camels!

What makes your ho­tel spe­cial?

The Franklin was de­signed by the top in­te­rior de­signer Anouska Hem­pel, who was in­spired by her trav­els to Venice. The ho­tel is set in the pri­vate Eger­ton Gar­dens in Knights­bridge, and you can eat here at Miche­lin­starred Al­fredo Russo’s Ital­ian restau­rant.

What do you rec­om­mend for vis­i­tors with chil­dren?

Fam­i­lies can stay overnight on a re­con­struc­tion of Sir Fran­cis Drake’s galleon, the Golden Hinde II. I’ve done it with my son – it’s great fun. Teenagers love The Lon­don Dun­geon and Warner Bros Stu­dio Tour, home to the Har­ryPot­ter film se­ries.

What do you rec­om­mend for re­peat vis­i­tors?

Hamp­stead Heath and Alexan­dra Palace have breath­tak­ing views of the cap­i­tal. Where is Lon­don’s most ro­man­tic spot?

Any ad­vice for a rainy day?

The best thing to do is visit Lon­don’s mu­se­ums and gal­leries; the Victoria and Al­bert is the world’s finest mu­seum of art and de­sign. If you like mod­ern artists, such as Pi­casso, head to the Tate Mod­ern.

Tell us your dream day...

Stroll through Knights­bridge to­wards Buck­ing­ham Palace, then stroll through St James’s Park. Walk along the River Thames and stop for fish and chips or a pint of beer. Clock­wise from top left: The Franklin Ho­tel; Buck­ing­ham Palace; fish and chips; But­ter­beer at Warner Bros Stu­dio Tour

In­set: Miko Sel­cuk

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