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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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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
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Oxford Circus Tube Station
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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Broadwick Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brewer Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Courthouse Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £141  31% off
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
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £150  36% off
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   from £269  24% off
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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Mele e Pere
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
46 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Polpo Soho
Born in Verona, chef Andrea Mantovani brings his own style of Italian trattoria to Mele e Pere on Soho's Brewer Street. Having honed his cooking skills ... 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
This Soho eaterie is headed up by French Michelin-starred chef Eric Chavot and boasts a David Collins design (responsible for makeovers at The Wolseley, Claridge's Bar ... More
 
 
 
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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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Les Miserables
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January - 2nd March 2019
Polpo Soho, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Polpo Soho
Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be ...More
 
 
 
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th November 2017 to 28th September 2019
Polpo Soho, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 4 minutes from Polpo Soho
Tom MacRae's musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie transfers to London's Apollo Theatre after an acclaimed run at the Sheffield Theatre. Despite being openly gay and confident ...More
 
 
 
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The Band
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st December 2018 to 12th January 2019
Polpo Soho, Haymarket, SW1Y | 7 minutes from Polpo Soho
With the music of Take That and featuring the winners of the BBC's Let It Shine TV talent search, Tim Firth's musical, The Band, comes to ...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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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 4 minutes from Polpo Soho
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... 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
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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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Jungle Bells
London > Shopping > Art and Design
69 Broadwick Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
Do your Christmas shopping and raise money for charity at the same time. The Jungle Bells pop up shop is hosted by the organisers of the ... 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
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B5PW | 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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Bohemian Rhapsody Light Installation
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Vasantha Yogananthan: A Myth Of Two Souls
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An ongoing photographic series inspired by the Indian legend of The Ramayana, using large and medium-format cameras and a palette ...More

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Photographers' Gallery 3 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

The first UK retrospective of Russian born American photographer, known for having created one of the most widely recognised and ...More

All I Know Is What's On The Internet
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Photographers' Gallery 3 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

Photography and multimedia exploring 21st-century image culture and the boundaries between truth and fiction, machine and human, with works by ...More

Sam Lavigne: The Infinite Campaign
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

Photographers' Gallery 3 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

A multimedia installation commenting on the industrialisation of consumer identities, resulting from a script, written by the artist, that automatically ...More

Sketch at Christmas: Dulce Domum
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Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2019 

Sketch - The Glade 3 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

Not one or two, not even three or four, but six immersive installations make Christmas at sketch a must-see. It ...More

 

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