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61 Jermyn Street, St James's, Mayfair, London SW1Y 6LX
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon-Thur 7am-11am; 12noon-2.30pm; 2.30pm-5.30pm; 5.30pm-11pm | Fri: 7am-11am; 12noon-2:30pm; 2:30pm-5:30pm; 5:30pm-midnight | Sat: 8am-11am; 12noon-3pm; 3pm-5:30pm; 5:30pm-midnight
 
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Under £45
 

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Franco'sThis long-standing Italian restaurant aims to please whatever the time of day. They open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even afternoon tea. Originally an Italian restaurant this eatery has drawn on other influences over the last 60 years and now mixes Sardinian, Sicilian and British influences to its more traditional Italian menu. The green awnings of Franco's can be seen from St James's Street, sheltering the Parisian style cafe tables that line the street. Inside the restaurant the decor is classic and elegant with a more relaxed bar area situated to one side. The day begins at Franco's with a laid back European breakfast. Cappuccinos, pastries and newspapers to ease you into the day. Lunch is a busier affair with daily specials and set menus serving salads, grills and homemade pasta dishes. At 2.30pm they put on an afternoon tea, complete with scones and finger sandwiches. Finally the evening entices early theatre-goers with their special set menu offering three courses for £20. The service is both formal and friendly and the prices are fairly reasonable for the area, it is quite easy to see why this old school style of dining has succeeded for so long.

 

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Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £136  31% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 1 minute from Franco's
Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, in the heart of Piccadilly, the 4 star deluxe Cavendish Hotel is perfectly located for London's theatres, shops and arts. It ... More
 
 
 
The Stafford London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £239  36% off
St James's Place, SW1A | 2 minutes from Franco's
This Mayfair institution is in a 17th-century building hidden down a quiet side street behind The Ritz. Decorated in a smart, traditional style, the mews rooms ... More
 
 
 
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £198  33% off
Stratton Street, W1J | 3 minutes from Franco's
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, is located in sophisticated Mayfair, resurgent again as London's true luxury quarter. The hotel puts you in a peaceful ... More
 
 
 
 
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Cafe Murano
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
33 St James's Street, St James's, London SW1A | 1 minute from Franco's
Cafe Murano is not a cafe at all but a restaurant specialising in northern Italian cuisine from one of the country's top chefs, Angela Hartnett who ... More
 
 
 
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Babbo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
39 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Franco's
Mayfair restaurant Babbo - meaning 'Daddy' in Italian - is a where you get a taste of traditional Italian cuisine in a chic setting. Italian delicacies ... More
 
 
 
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Giardinetto Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
39-40 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Franco's
Discreetly tucked away, just off Piccadilly, Giardinetto oozes exclusivity and sophistication. With its frosted glass windows, automated entry system and slick attentive service this restaurant fits ... More
 
 
 
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Wiltons
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
55 Jermyn Street, St James's, London SW1Y | Same location as Franco's
Since Wilton's was established in 1742, it has consistently enjoyed a reputation as the epitome of fine English dining. The atmosphere is equal to the immaculately ... More
 
 
 
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Richoux
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
172 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Franco's
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Richoux
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
172 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Franco's
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st March 2016 to 1st November 2020
Franco's, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 6 minutes from Franco's
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...More
 
 
 
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Pretty Woman: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th February 2020 to 2nd January 2021
Franco's, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 6 minutes from Franco's
Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West End with ...More
 
 
 
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th November 2017 to 29th August 2020
Franco's, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 7 minutes from Franco's
Tom MacRae's musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie transfers to London's Apollo Theatre after an acclaimed run at the Sheffield Theatre. Despite being openly gay and confident ...More
 
 
 
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 6 minutes from Franco's
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Empire Cinema Haymarket
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
63-65 Haymarket, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Franco's
The independently-owned Empire owns cinemas at 14 locations across the UK including this one, the three screen Empire Cinema on Haymarket in London's ... More
 
 
 
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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience West End
London > Entertainment >
22-32 Shaftesbury Avenue, Trocadero, W1D | 6 minutes from Franco's
From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience comes to the West End. After three successful years in Angel, Islington (open until 28th ... More
 
 
 
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Fine Art Commissions Ltd
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AL | 1 minute from Franco's
Portraits, commissioned and otherwise, are a tradition as old as art itself, with representations made of great men and women for posterity from the time of ... More
 
 
 
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Chris Beetles
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8-10 Ryder Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Franco's
Gallery owner Chris Beetles has been dealing for 25 years, and for 16 years from this location in the heart of St James's. Specializing in English ... More
 
 
 
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Society Of Antiquaries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Burlington House, W1J | 2 minutes from Franco's
Founded in 1707, the Society of Antiquaries has the largest collection of portraits of English ... More
 
 
 
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John Smedley Jermyn Street
London > Shopping > Clothing
55 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | Same location as Franco's
John Smedley is renowned for its long running production of luxury knitwear. The story started in the Lea Mills factory in ... More
 
 
 
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Nigel Milne
London > Shopping > Jewellery
12a Piccadilly Arcade, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Franco's
Fine, modern, own-design jewellery, using 18-carat gold and gemstones. In addition there is a selection of antique fine jewellery from 1850-1950. A catalogue is available on ... More
 
 
 
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Cath Kidston: Flagship Store
London > Shopping >
French Railways House, 178-180 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 1 minute from Franco's
Opened in December 2013, marking 20 years since her first Holland Park shop opened, this Piccadilly store is Cath Kidston's largest shop to date. Located within ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 12 minutes from Franco's
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 13 minutes from Franco's
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 14 minutes from Franco's
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Franco's
Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
 
 
 
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May Fair Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Franco's
The subterranean spa within the luxury May Fair Hotel offers a tailed experience emphasising wellbeing and health. All of the spa treatments have been carefully ... More
 
 
 
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Green Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 6 minutes from Franco's
Although many of the parks in London are officially owned by the sovereign, it is the four central London parks (one of which is Green Park) ... More
 
 
 
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The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Franco's
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Franco's
One of two venues belonging to The Meredith Group who also run The Portman in Portman Village, The Only Running Footman is a popular pub, restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Franco's
Built in 1882 this gorgeous Victorian pub could be the perfect spot for a night out, if you can find it, that is. Very close to ... More
 
 
 
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The Rivoli Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Ritz Hotel, St James's, London W1J | 2 minutes from Franco's
The Rivoli Bar, an intimate cocktail lounge within the famous Ritz Hotel, re-opened in 2001 after a closure of some twenty years with interiors stylishly updated ... More
 
 
 
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Mahiki
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Franco's
A favourite with young royals - Princes Harry and William, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have been spotted here... all at the same time. And ... More
 
 
 
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The Wellington Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
91 Jermyn Street, St James's, Hyde Park, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Franco's
Established in 1832, the Wellington Club is one of the oldest private member clubs in the UK but there is a way ... More
 
 
 
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The Ritz Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
150 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 2 minutes from Franco's
World famous luxury hotel, right on Piccadilly, with a roof terrace looking across Green Park. The fine food (particularly the Afternoon Tea) at the Ritz attract ... More
 
 
 
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Dover Street Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Franco's
This long established night spot in Mayfair's Dover Street has been providing Londoners with a sophisticated setting to enjoy food, drink and live entertainment for 30 ... More
 
 
 
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195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 2 minutes from Franco's
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More
 
 
 
 

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Gauguin and the Impressionists
Gauguin and the Impressionists
Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2020 

Royal Academy of Arts 2 minutes walk from Franco's

Hot on the heels of the Gauguin Portraits exhibition at the National Gallery, the French artist is the headline act ...More

 
Celebrate 'The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes' with Waterstones
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

Waterstone's - Piccadilly 3 minutes walk from Franco's

Join us as Waterstones stores across the country celebrate the launch of Suzanne Collins' hugely anticipated 'The Ballad of Songbirds ...More

Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Theatre | Until 2nd January 2021 

Piccadilly Theatre 6 minutes walk from Franco's

Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from ...More

 
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Theatre | Until 1st November 2020 

Criterion Theatre 6 minutes walk from Franco's

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - ...More

 
Body Worlds
Body Worlds
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2020 

London Pavilion 6 minutes walk from Franco's

A fascinating exhibition which fuses science, art and health education, Body Worlds offers a unique insight into the human body. ...More

 
Rirkrit Tiravanija: Untitled 2019 (The Form Of The Flower Is Unknown To The Seed)
Exhibitions | Until 6th June 2020 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 8 minutes walk from Franco's

A sake bar with communal seating and tables containing artworks and special lighting challenges the traditional exhibition format in favour ...More

To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
Theatre | Until 31st July 2020 

Gielgud Theatre 8 minutes walk from Franco's

Rhys Ifans, recently seen in On Bear Ridge at the Royal Court Theatre, takes on the lead role of small-town ...More

 
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 9 minutes walk from Franco's

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Jan Svoboda: Against the Light
Jan Svoboda: Against the Light
Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2020 

Photographers' Gallery 10 minutes walk from Franco's

Having hosted Jan Svoboda's first solo exhibition back in 1982, the Photographers' Gallery now presents Against the Light, the first ...More

 
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2020
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2020
Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2020 

Photographers' Gallery 10 minutes walk from Franco's

In spring each year The Photographers' Gallery in London shows an exhibition of work by the four artists shortlisted for ...More

 

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