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Polpo Covent GardenFollowing the huge success of his original Polpo on Beak Street, restaurateur Russell Norman has set up a mini chain with a number of other Polpos popping up around town. Two years after the first Polpo brought a little piece of Venice to London in September 2009, Polpo Covent Garden opened on Maiden Lane. Originally Da Polpo, this second site is "small and cavernous with just a touch of speakeasy", says Tatler magazine. Situated next to the Vaudeville Theatre's stage door, "it's something of a luvvie favourite". With room for 70 diners, there's a meatball section on the menu which includes arancini, mini pizzas and fried fish accompanied by good, young local wines and Italian cocktails served in Duralex glasses. All the Polpo branches also started offering brunch in 2016, serving up a brunch pizzetta, poached eggs on scafata, and cinnamon and ricotta doughnuts alongside strong coffee, breakfast bellinis and bloody Marys. For more visit Polpo Smithfield, Polpo Notting Hill or Polpo Chelsea, which is the perfect option if you're looking for al fresco dining.

 

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  35% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £189  37% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £136  28% off
The Strand, WC2N | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Franco Manca, Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
39 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Polpo Covent Garden
Fast becoming London's favourite pizza restaurant, new branches of Franco Manca are popping up all over the place and this Covent Garden branch is their prettiest ... More
 
 
 
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Fire and Stone
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
31 - 32 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, , Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Polpo Covent Garden
Forget margarita and pepperoni, Fire and Stone provides the chance to feast on some truly unique pizzas. The quirky Covent Garden restaurant brings together ... More
 
 
 
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Zizzi - Aldwych
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
73-75 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Polpo Covent Garden
Pizza & Pasta ... More
 
 
 
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Porterhouse Stout & Oyster Bar
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Polpo Covent Garden
Brasseries ... More
 
 
 
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Big Easy Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
12 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Polpo Covent Garden
Located in a former electricity power station, set over three floors and occupying 10,000 square feet, the famous American Big Easy restaurant comes to Covent Garden ... More
 
 
 
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Polpo Covent Garden
New Zealanders take their burgers pretty seriously, and back in 2001 three Kiwis living in London found themselves homesick from the lack of well-crafted quality burgers ... More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 19th October 2019
Polpo Covent Garden, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from Polpo Covent Garden
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
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The Starry Messenger
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th May to 10th August 2019
Polpo Covent Garden, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Hollywood star and multiple Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick makes his West End debut at Wyndham's Theatre opposite Elizabeth McGovern from Downton Abbey. The star of ...More
 
 
 
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The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th June to 12th October 2019
Polpo Covent Garden, West Street, WC2H | 5 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
The late Sue Townsend's best-selling comedy novel about a misunderstood, hapless teenager experiencing teen angst becomes a musical. Set in 1980s Leicester, this critically acclaimed stage ...More
 
 
 
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
 
 
 
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
This tiny shop in the heart of Covent Garden is crammed full of traditional toys but is probably most famous for its selection of toy theatres ... More
 
 
 
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Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Unit 10 The Piazza Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose before you even enter these premises, which offer a huge mix of fizzing bath bombs to suit all ... More
 
 
 
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
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Eve Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
34 Southampton Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Polpo Covent Garden
A short hop below Frog, Adam Handling's restaurant in Covent Garden, is Eve Bar, the chef's first stand-alone cocktail joint. He's brought in talented mixologist Sam ... More
 
 
 
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Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration
London > Nightlife > Bars
1A Bedford Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Polpo Covent Garden
Mr Fogg's adventures around the globe (well, London, more like) continue apace with the opening of ... More
 
 
 
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Blame Gloria
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
A subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, tunes and parties, Blame Gloria is a basement bar in Covent Garden where the wallpaper is based on ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
 

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Waitress
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Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical ...More

 
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London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

The London Transport Museum looks at the history of the Thameslink train line with its new exhibition, Untangling the Tracks. ...More

 
Future Engineers
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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 shortlisted competition entries as chosen by an independent panel of judges. Taking ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 3rd May 2020 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Dance | Until 11th June 2019 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

Kenneth MacMillan's ballet version of Romeo and Juliet, adapted from Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, set to Prokofiev's music has become one ...More

 
Royal Opera: Andrea Chenier
Royal Opera: Andrea Chenier
Concerts | Until 9th June 2019 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

French-Sicilian tenor Roberto Alagna marks his 100th Royal Opera performance by singing the title role in Andrea Chenier. First staged ...More

 
Cas Public: 9
Cas Public: 9
Dance | Until 30th May 2019 

Linbury Theatre 3 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

The Canadian dance company, Cas Public, uses dancer Cai Glover's hearing impairment as a point of inspiration in this new ...More

 

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