French House

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French House information

London , England
49 Dean St
Getting there
Tube: Leicester Sq
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Opening hours
noon-11pm Mon-Sat, to 10.30pm Sun
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French House is Soho’s legendary boho boozer with a history to match: this was the meeting place of the Free French Forces during WWII, and De Gaulle is said to have drunk here often, while Dylan Thomas, Peter O’Toole and Francis Bacon all ended up on the wooden floor at least once.

Come to sip on Ricard, French wine or Kronenbourg and check out the quirky locals. Be warned: beer is served by the half-pint only. Above-average pub grub (mains £8.50 to £10.50) is served upstairs noon to 4pm weekdays. There's a 'no music, no machines, no television and no mobile phones rule'.