French Life in London

Whilst a move to the UK is always extremely exciting and being immersed in a new culture is one of the main highlights, we also understand that there are days when you just miss home and need that little pick me up and sense of familiarity. For some things it is just useful to know where you can go to find a French speaker or get hold of that item you need.

When it comes to medical and technical issues, making sure you are understood is very important. Sometimes you don’t always have the necessary vocabulary and so having a French speaker available is reassuring and ensures effective communication and understanding.

We have therefore put together a list of all things French in London to help make the transition a little easier.

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Medical services

La Maison Medicale

10 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, SW7 2JN

La Maison Medicale is medical centre with a team of French specialists and doctors to provide care to French and English speaking patients in London. It is based in the heart of the French neighbourhood of South Kensington, between the Institut Français, the French Consulate and the Lycee Charles de Gaulle school.

Dispensaire Français – Société Française de Bienfaisance

184 Hammersmith Road, W6 7DJ

Centre medical de Londres, Richmond

19 Sheen Road, Richmond, TW9 1AD


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Dr Albine Mignot Schmitz- Hyde Park Dental Clinic

61 Bayswater Road, London, W2 3PH

 French Dental Practice of London

100 Harley Street, W1G 7JA

The Smart Clinics

13 Crescent Place, South Kensington, SW3 2EA

15 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth, SW17 7EG

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Dr Pascal Sulzer- Vétérinaire Français

55 Elizabeth Street, SW1W 9PP

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Décathlon – SE16 2XU – SW18 4TF

Gallery 28 – W1K 4AT

Harvest – SW3 4XB

Kenzo – W1J 6HH

Lanvin – W1S 3PT – W1K 3NU

Naf Naf – SW3 4RP

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Children’s Clothes

Barney’s – SW19 5DL

Catimini – W1Y 1HF

Clémentine – W11 2AG

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French Book Shop – SW7 3EX

Librairie La Page – SW7 3ES

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Perfumery & Cosmetics 

Les Senteurs – SW1W 9PJ

L’Occitane – various

Parfums de Nicolai – SW3 6RH

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Chez Stephan – SW15 1NL

Sebastien Salon – W8 5ET

Feel Hairdressers (Sandra) – W1F 8TS

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Villandry – W1W 5QB – SW1Y 4AU

Medlar – SW10 0LJ

Little Social – W1S 1NE

The Ledbury – W11 2AQ

Gascon Collection – various

Hélène Darroze at the Connaught – W1K 2AL

Balthazar – WC2B 5HZ

Blanchette – W1F 8DR

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Wine Shops & Bars  

Batonrouge Wines – N1 2AS

Nicolas – Various

Terroirs – WC2N 4DW

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Comptoir Gascon – EC1M 6HJ

L’eau à La Bouche – E8 4PH

Grande Bouche – SW7 3EY

Tray Gourmet – SW10 9NA

Une Normande a Londres – various markets

Orrery – W1U 5RB

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Bakeries & Patisseries 

Belle Epoque – N16 9PR – N1 2UQ – W1A 1AB

Bliss – EC1V 4NG

Le Pain Quotidien – various

Maison Bertaux – W1D 5DF

Maison Blanc – various

Patisserie Valérie – various

Paul – various

Poilane – SW1W 9PA – SW3 2TB

Apostrophe – various

Ladurée – various

Pierre Herme – SW1X 9EX – W1A 1AB

Aux Pains de Papy – WC1X 8EB

If you have any recommendations we would love to hear from you!

Inevitably it does take time to settle in to a new culture and way of life, especially if you do not speak the language. If you feel like you or your family could use a little help in making this transition as smooth as possible, please do not hesitate to contact us.

TTA Relocation has connections with a number of providers that offer language and cross cultural training. The various suppliers offer professional, flexible and friendly services either on a one to one basis or group/ family training. Courses can vary from one week of intensive coaching to regular sessions taken over several months. Training is normally delivered in-company but may also take place at your home.

For assignees arriving in the UK, English language courses can be offered to partners and children. Courses cover the need for practical language such as that for banking, shopping and socialising, as well as vocabulary for homework, popular culture, fashion and sport.

DISCLAIMER: TTA are not responsible for the contents of this post or the consequences of actions taken due to the information provided. The information and services included in this post do not constitute advice and we cannot guarantee the precision of the information. We would advise all readers to look for professional medical help in the event that they are suffering from a medical problem.


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