French House Soho

Pub in The West End

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 (beer is served by the half-pint only) and check out the quirky locals. There's a 'no music, no machines, no television and no mobile phones' rule. Lunch (mains £10.75 to £12.75) is served in the upstairs dining room from 12.30pm to 3.20pm Monday to Friday.