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11 February 2010

Discover London's 'Petit France' at the Kensington Crêperie

The area around the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, near South Kensington Tube Station, is London's 'Petite France'. It's like a little bit of France in London with a number of Parisian-style restaurants, bookshops, baguette shops, bars and even a French school, all laid out along several pleasant bistro-lined roads.

The Kensington Crêperie, on Exhibition Road, is right at the heart of this area, operating as one of London's top French Crêperie cafés since 2001. Housed in a Grade 2 listed former dairy, and rich with French paraphernalia and pictures by well-known photographic artist, Shimon Mizrahy, the cafe has apparently adopted continental furniture, traditional tiles and outdoor seating to give it a particularly Parisian feel.

Crêpes are also available as a take away option, and there is a sister cafe - The Marylebone Crêperie - for those based around Oxford Street. The Kensington Creperie is open Tuesday to Sunday 11am until 11.30pm (midnight on busy days) and Mondays from midday until 11.30pm. Crêpes cost from £3.00 to £8.50. For more information, see http://www.kensingtoncreperie.com/


  1. "Petite France" doesn't mean "a little bit of Paris" but "little France". France is not only its capital, it's the French riviera, the Basque Coast, Brittany, Alsace, etc. And crepes are form Brittany, not Paris..! =)

  2. I know, sorry. I meant it was *like* a little bit of Paris in London because that's how it feels.

    Have made the change. Thanks for the heads up, and for popping by.