Top Best French Attractions in London

London Travel Guide for first timers

London is such a beautiful place to visit. It has a great story to tell, stunning sights that is recognizable all over the world, and they have the best shopping experience too. Aside from its iconic scenery, London also offers some of the best French attractions. Here are the top 8 best French attraction that you can check out when in London.

Top Best French Attractions in London

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1. The Statue of Charles de Gaulle

The Statue of General Charles de Gaulle is located in Carlton Gardens, City of Westminster, London. The life-sized bronze statue was made by the sculptor Angela Conner. Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle or popularly known as Charles de Gaulle was a French general and statesman. It was built as a respect for his greatness and tourist are visiting the statue to witness its beauty.

2. The House of the Institut Français

The Institut français du Royaume-Uni also known as Institut français UK is the premier cultural institute representing France in the United Kingdom. This is great for the family especially if you have kids with you because they have cinemas, theatre, festivals, performances, and arts. It is good for educational purposes while the kids are enjoying the place.

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3. The BBC Broadcasting House

The BBC London is the BBC English Region producing local radio and television. BBC is the world’s oldest national broadcasting organization that was established in 1922. The BBC London offer tours inside the broadcasting house where you can take a peek of the "behind the scenes" to see how the BBC operates as you enter the world of broadcasting.

4. Soirée Pompette

Soirée Pompette is a cabaret where everything is in French. The acts perform in French, bingo is played in French, and the waiters and staff are speaking in French. If you love attending a cabaret, then you should not miss Soirée Pompette. It has a lively entertainment that will make your visit to London unforgettable.

5. The Headquarters of the Free French Forces

The Headquarters of the Free French Forces was the place where the General Charles De Gaulle worked. This place is full of historical memories and that is the reason why it became an attraction in London.

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6. Brasserie Zédel

Experience a luxury dinner in Brasserie Zédel located in Sherwood Street, London. Brasserie Zédel is a French restaurant that offers delight French dishes with a reasonable price. It has marble columns, brass rails, and mirrors which make its interior classy.

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7. L’Etranger Restaurant and Les Vins de L’Etranger

L’Etranger Restaurant is another fine dining restaurant located in South Kensington, London. It is a Japanese-influenced French cuisine, in an elegant, oak-floored space. Les Vins de L’Etranger, on the other hand, is popular because of its exceptional wine cellar and wine list. Wine lovers come here to buy rare and low priced wines that is said to be one of the best value quality wines that you can find in London.

8. Librairie La Page

Librairie La Page is the oldest French bookstore in London. It is located in the South Kensington district and was built in 1978. If you are a bookworm, Librairie La Page is a heaven on Earth. They offer a large selection of French books that you can buy at a reasonable price.

There are many hotels in London, but one that stands out with its unique old world charm façade is the Park Grand Paddington Court London. Located in a quiet corner of central London, it is just a short stroll away from Hyde Park and just within minutes to Notting Hill and Portobello Market.

If you want to experience French culture when in London, I definitely recommend you to visit the places mentioned in the list above.


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