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  • Some places have a good aura about them. Or at least, they have a self-perpetuating feelgood factor through a succession of interesting people hanging about in them. There are many such places in London, and The French House is one.

    Here General de Gaulle wrote 'A tous les Francais' the call to his countrymen that became the foundation of the French Resistance, Brendan Behan wrote most of his first play The Quare Fellow and a plethora of writers, artists and musicians including Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, and Sir John Mortimer have made themselves a home from home and taken inspiration and succour from the ground where other inspiring people worked and played in it's creative aura.

    Us, well, we just like the Breton cider. It's quite the nicest thing to have a cool half glass; standing outside on the pavement with a balmy spring breeze about your face, soaking up the street vibe with friends. That's all the inspiration I'll ever need to go there.
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