Polpo Soho

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41 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F 9SB
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Polpo SohoThis Venetian restaurant offers a little piece of Venice in the heart of Soho. Polpo in Beak Street is based on the bacari - or wine bars, especially good for a glass of Prosecco - frequently found in the city famous for its canals. An Italian restaurant is a fitting use for this building which was once home to the Venetian painter Canaletto - a blue plaque is testament to his stay here from 1749 to 1751. Owner Russell Norman draws on years of experience at Caprice Holdings (where he was operations director) and as general manager of Zuma to give his first solo venture an air of sophisticated charm. He has done well to draw on the talents of head chef Tom Oldroyd (previously at Alastair Little and Bocca Di Lupo) whose Italian menu is typical of the type you'd find in the bacari of Venice offering small plates and traditional cicheti (read salt cod, marinated sardines and swordfish carpaccio), northern Italian wines as well as the classic Italian dishes. The attractive interior of exposed brickwork gives this early eighteenth-century building a modern appeal, finished off with a tin ceiling above and Victorian tiled floor under foot. This original has led to further Polpo restaurants opening in London, including branches in Covent Garden, Smithfield and Notting Hill.

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The Courthouse Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
19 - 21 Great Marlborough Street, W1F | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
A swimming pool, spa, fitness room and a range of meeting rooms have been sympathetically accommodated within this historic 5-star Soho hotel. A Grade II listed ... More
No 5 Maddox Street London
London > Apartment > Apartment
5 Maddox Street, W1S | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
Edgy, urban and very hip, these distinguished apartments are a shopper's seventh heaven. Located near Regents Street, Maddox Street is a stylish sanctuary of tranquility offering ... More
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
68 Regent Street, W1B | 4 minutes from Polpo Soho
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
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Pizza Pilgrims, Kingly Court
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
11 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
The second restaurant from Pizza Pilgrims James and Thom Elliot is in Kingly Court just off Carnaby Street, serving not only their ... More
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Pastaio
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
19 Ganton Street, WIF | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
Pastaio , translated simply as 'one who makes pasta by hand', is a pasta-centric restaurant on Carnaby's Ganton Street. Enjoy ... More
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Bancone Golden Square
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
10 Lower James Street, W1F | 2 minutes from Polpo Soho
Given the queues can get pretty long at the original Bancone pasta bar in Covent Garden, the opening of this ... More
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Pure, Soho
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
39 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
With salads, wraps, soups and flatbreads made fresh on site every day, each of the Pure outlets provide the opportunity to enjoy a quick but healthy ... More
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Bob Bob Ricard
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
1 Upper James Street, Soho, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
Headed up by French Michelin-starred chef Eric Chavot, Bob Bob Ricard (BBR) is one of the best restaurants in town providing the chance to feast ... More
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Farm Girl Soho
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Sweaty Betty, 1 Carnaby Street, Carnaby, W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
In a match made in healthy eating heaven, Notting Hill cafe Farm Girl has teamed up with Sweaty Betty ... More
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Pretty Woman: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 13th February 2020 to 2nd January 2021
Polpo Soho, 16 Denman Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West End with ...More
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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 31st March 2016 to 1st November 2020
Polpo Soho, 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, W1V | 4 minutes from Polpo Soho
Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, have ...More
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Mary Poppins
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 1st January to 31st December 2020
Polpo Soho, 28 Old Compton Street, W1D | 6 minutes from Polpo Soho
Step in time with Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as chimney sweep Bert in Richard Eyre's revival of the multi-award-winning musical with music ...More
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Boulevard Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Walker's Court, W1F | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, who opened the original Boulevard Theatre as the Revuebar in 1958 ... More
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London Palladium
London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
For those who owned televisions in the 1950s and 1960s, the London Palladium is quite simply the most famous variety theatre in the world. Stars who ... More
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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Polpo Soho
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
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Marian Goodman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5-8 Lower John Street, W1F | 2 minutes from Polpo Soho
Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" New Yorker Marian Goodman is the "most respected dealer" in that ... More
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
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Photographers' Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
16-18 Ramillies Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
The Photographers' Gallery - Britain's leading centre for contemporary photography - emerged from a 3.6 million pound redesign in May 2012 revealing the work of Irish ... More
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Timberland Carnaby Street
London > Shopping > Menswear
5-7 Carnaby Street, W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
Taking its eco credentials seriously, the flagship Timberland store on Carnaby Street is decorated with trees and a full height living green wall. ... More
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Hideout
London > Shopping > Clothing
7 Upper St James Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
One-stop solution to all your street-wear problems – home-grown brands like Gimme 5 and GoodEnough hang next to exclusive designs straight off the boat. Don't miss ... More
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A Bathing Ape (BAPE)
London > Shopping > Menswear
4 Upper James Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
Selling sought after, limited edition clothes, bags and accessories A Bathing Ape - aka BAPE - is part of a Japanese urban street wear phenomenon. When ... More
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 7 minutes from Polpo Soho
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 9 minutes from Polpo Soho
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 10 minutes from Polpo Soho
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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Triyoga Soho
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
On the second floor of the Kingly Court complex off Carnaby Street, Triyoga offers busy city people a refuge where they can centre themselves. One of ... More
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The Beauty Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
All therapists at The Beauty Lounge in Kingly Court work in the media, fashion and beauty industry so when you go for a make-up leseson you'll ... More
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
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Endurance
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Polpo Soho
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Polpo Soho
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
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Bob Bob Ricard Club Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Upper James Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
The 3 million Club Room under retro cool David Collins designed Soho restaurant Bob Bob Ricard gives late night revellers the class and sophistication of an ... More
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Vinoteca Soho
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
53-55 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
Since opening their first Vinoteca in 2005 in Farringdon's St John Street, Brett Woonton, Charlie Young and Elena Ares have quenched a thirst for wine bars ... More
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Graphic
London > Nightlife > Bars
4 Golden Square, Piccadilly, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
Graphic is a drinking den with two identities: by day it's a cool Soho cafe bar, but by night it becomes a cocktail bar with DJs ... More
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Polpo Soho
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
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Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 5 minutes from Polpo Soho
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
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195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 5 minutes from Polpo Soho
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More

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Pretty Woman: The Musical
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Piccadilly Theatre 3 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
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Criterion Theatre 4 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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Palace Theatre 7 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
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Dominion Theatre 9 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film ...More

 
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
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Trafalgar Square 10 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Beethoven 250
Beethoven 250
Concerts | Until 1st December 2020 

Wigmore Hall 10 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

December 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and to celebrate the occasion Wigmore Hall presents its special season, ...More

 
Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
Theatre | Until 6th March 2021 

Adelphi Theatre 12 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award winning Imelda Staunton plays meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi, taking the title role in ...More

 
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella
Theatre | Until 12th December 2020 

Gillian Lynne Theatre 13 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

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Hidden London: The Exhibition
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2021 

London Transport Museum 14 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

Experience an 'abandoned' Tube station and discover stories about Churchill in the Blitz at the London Transport Museum's exhibition, Hidden ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 14 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

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

 
 
 
 
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