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Polpo at Ape and Bird When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed a change in direction. But in August 2014 the connection with his hugely successful Venetian restaurants in London became more apparent when Ape and Bird became Polpo at Ape and Bird . The three-floor pub is a restaurant, spritz bar and dive bar housed in an old Victorian pub on Shaftesbury Avenue. As well as a minor revamp, the name change brought in a new menu with a pizza section which makes good use of the on-site pizza oven.

 

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China Town Masterpark
 
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £139  42% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 2 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Polpo at Ape and Bird
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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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 Phoenix Artist Club
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Phoenix Street, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Beneath the Phoenix Theatre lies this charming escape from the norm. Something of a 'hidden gem' the Phoenix Artist Club is secreted away down a little ... More
 
 
 
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Tea Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
23-24 Greek Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Nestled below Bun House - a steamed bun cafe on the corner of Greek Street and Old Compton Street - Tea Room ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Celebrate in style at this elegant yet wholly unpretentious Baroque champagne bar in the heart of Soho. Dimly-lit, effortlessly elegant and with gleaming Mahogany surfaces, Kettner's ... More
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th June 2017 to 19th May 2018
Polpo at Ape and Bird, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 4 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Polpo at Ape and Bird, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed in ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1A | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
The towering Palace Theatre dominates Cambridge Circus. Five storeys of dark-red brick with octagonal towers on the top give it a looming aspect better suited to ... More
 
 
 
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111 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Found111 is a temporary theatre space housed at 111 Charing Cross Road, the original site of the Central St Martins School of Art. Having been ... More
 
 
 
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19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ... More
 
 
 
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The Wild Bunch
London > Shopping > Florists
17 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Shrouded deep within the meandering warren of streets that criss-cross Covent Garden, Wild Bunch adds a welcome burst of colour to London's grey urban terrain. With ... More
 
 
 
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Adidas Originals Store
London > Shopping > Shoes
9 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Adidas's flagship Originals store is just a few seconds stroll from the Seven Dials in Covent Garden(and just around the corner from LondonTown.com towers!) Gleaming and ... More
 
 
 
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Maison Bertaux Gallery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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24 Cambridge Circus, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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1 Cambridge Circus, WC2H | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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27 Litchfield Street, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 3 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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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London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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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Theatre | Until 22nd July 2018 

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Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

Ambassadors Theatre 1 minute walk from Polpo At Ape And Bird

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The Exorcist
Theatre | Until 17th March 2018 

Phoenix Theatre 1 minute walk from Polpo At Ape And Bird

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Comedy | Until 27th January 2018 

Arts Theatre 2 minutes walk from Polpo At Ape And Bird

Mischief Theatre return to their comedy roots with an improvised movie live on stage....More

Aladdin
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Prince Edward Theatre 2 minutes walk from Polpo At Ape And Bird

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The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
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Arts Theatre 2 minutes walk from Polpo At Ape And Bird

A demented solo character show awash with warped, arrogant and overly-ambitious characters from one fifth of award-winning sketch group The ...More

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Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

The Donmar Warehouse 2 minutes walk from Polpo At Ape And Bird

James Norton, star of War & Peace and Happy Valley, and Imogen Poots play American newlyweds living a too-perfect life ...More

 
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