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49 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 5BE
 
 
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The French House Actors, writers, artists and wits rub shoulders with royalty, bohemians and the film world in the French House, a famous Soho watering hole with a restaurant upstairs. A revamp in late 2018 brought in Neil Borthwick, who previously cooked at Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch, part owned by his wife, Angela Hartnett. On a chalk board a polite notice says, "In the interest of pleasant conversation, the use of mobile phones is forbidden at The French" and it's this house rule - along with no music, no machines and no television - that makes it a haven for conversationalists and a firm favourite among some of the best known names in showbusiness who join Charles de Gaulle, Dylan Thomas and Francis Bacon as regulars and fans of the French House.

 

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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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China Town Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brewer Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 10 minutes from The French House
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 11 minutes from The French House
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 13 minutes from The French House
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
 
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Old Compton Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
36-38 Old Compton Street, W1D | 1 minute from The French House
Cocktails from award-winning mixologist Talented Mr Fox, contemporary British food and artwork that reflects Soho's history set the tone at Old Compton Brasserie . ... More
 
 
 
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Balans Soho Society
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
60-62 Old Compton Street, Soho, , Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
Opened in 1987, this branch of Balans is a Soho institution. Given a refresh for its 30th, the casual and ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Boheme
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
13-17 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
Owned by Nick 'Soho House' Jones and situated below the infamous private members club, Cafe Boheme has been something of a Soho institution since it opened ... More
 
 
 
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Rosa's Soho
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
48 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
From humble beginnings as a street food stall on East London's Brick Lane, Rosa's Thai Cafe has expanded to become a mini restaurant empire serving modern ... More
 
 
 
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Patisserie Valerie
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
44 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
A Soho institution this wonderful cafe serves some of the best pastries in the city and a tempting array of cakes, coffees and other yummy things. ... More
 
 
 
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Gauthier Soho
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
21 Romilly Street, Soho, , Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
French chef Alexis Gauthier, former chef patron of the Michelin-starred Pimlico restaurant Roussillon for ten years, has taken over Lindsay House, the Soho venue previously operated ... More
 
 
 
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Leopoldstadt
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th August to 30th October 2021 - Various Times
The French House, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from The French House
Patrick Marber directs the world premiere staging of Tom Stoppard's intimate drama set in 1900 Vienna in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt, ...More
 
 
 
Matilda The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd June 2021 to 9th January 2022 - Various Times
The French House, Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H | 5 minutes from The French House
The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's multi-award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's much loved tale about an extremely clever girl, who uses ...More
 
 
 
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The Prince Of Egypt
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st July 2021 to 8th January 2022 - Various Times
The French House, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 6 minutes from The French House
Scott Schwartz directs a biblical musical based on the DreamWorks Animation film, which includes the Oscar-winning song When You Believe, with music and lyrics by Stephen ...More
 
 
 
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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
The legendary Ronnie Scott's has been a Mecca for the international jazz community since 1959. Created by music-lovers for music-lovers, it has played host to almost ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday double-bills ... More
 
 
 
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward Stone and opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical ‘Rio Rita’. Just a few years later, ... More
 
 
 
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ... More
 
 
 
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
 
 
 
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The French House
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ... More
 
 
 
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Maitre Choux Soho
London > Shopping >
60 Dean Street, W1D | 1 minute from The French House
Chocolate eclairs, choux and chouquette pastries are expertly made at Maitre Choux , the creation of chef Joakim Prat and his business partner ... More
 
 
 
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Algerian Coffee Stores
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
52 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
Offering over 140 blends of coffee (including Arabic and Lebanese) and 200 types of tea sourced from around the world this Soho-based shop is a haven ... More
 
 
 
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Sunspel
London > Shopping > Clothing
40 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
British clothing company Sunspel have a proud history of innovation and were the first to introduce boxer shorts to the UK back in 1947 - their ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from The French House
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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from The French House
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 10 minutes from The French House
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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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The French House
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from The French House
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from The French House
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The French House
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The French House
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
 
 
 
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Admiral Duncan
London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
This once staid gay pub has been the subject of much media attention in the wake of 1999’s tragic bomb attack. Today, it is a gathering ... More
 
 
 
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Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
Celebrate in style at this elegant yet wholly unpretentious Baroque champagne bar in the heart of Soho. Dimly-lit, effortlessly elegant and with gleaming Mahogany surfaces, Kettner's ... More
 
 
 
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Century Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 1 minute from The French House
Exclusive members' club with three cocktail bars, a screening room, roof terrace and restaurant. Opened in 2001, the Century Club encompasses the perfect ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The French House
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The French House
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from The French House
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Sondheim Theatre 1 minute walk from The French House

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's long-running musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's revolutionary novel of tragedy and loss plays out a ...More

Mary Poppins
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Prince Edward Theatre 1 minute walk from The French House

Step in time with Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as chimney sweep Bert in Richard Eyre's revival ...More

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd April 2022 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 3 minutes walk from The French House

Clint Dyer directs a celebration of the life of the music superstar from humble beginnings in the hills of rural ...More

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

Trafalgar Square 7 minutes walk from The French House

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

 
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Gillian Lynne Theatre 8 minutes walk from The French House

The fairy tale heroine shall go the royal ball when Laurence Connor directs a musical comedy with a book by ...More

Jersey Boys
Theatre | Until 2nd January 2022 

Trafalgar Studios 9 minutes walk from The French House

A return to the West End for the award-winning jukebox musical charting the rise and eventual break-up of 1960s rock'n'roll ...More

Frozen: The Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd April 2022 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 10 minutes walk from The French House

Michael Grandage directs a magical stage musical based on the Disney animated film, which charts the journey of two sisters ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 30th January 2022 

Duchess Theatre 10 minutes walk from The French House

Award-winning company Theatre Mischief presents a hilarious play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society staging a murder mystery, which is beset ...More

Masterpieces From Buckingham Palace
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2022 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 18 minutes walk from The French House

While works are carried out to protect the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Gallery hosts important paintings in ...More

 
 
 
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