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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 £118  36% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 2 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Boutique haven in Covent Garden's vibrant Seven Dials village. Guests can enjoy stylish, comfortable rooms, smart TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices. Monmouth Kitchen ... More
 
 
 
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £205  30% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £131  34% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 5 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as 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 ... More
 
 
 
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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
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
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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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Kettner's Champagne Bar
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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The Starry Messenger
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th May to 10th August 2019
Polpo at Ape and Bird, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 3 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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
 
 
 
Thriller Live
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January 2015 to 5th April 2020
Polpo at Ape and Bird, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 5 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with the obvious decision that the show ...More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 19th October 2019
Polpo at Ape and Bird, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 6 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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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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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Palace Theatre
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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Found111
London > Entertainment > Theatres
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
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ... More
 
 
 
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in ... More
 
 
 
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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
A Soho landmark since 1871 - when Soho really was the only place in Britain where you could eat decent continental food - Maison Bertaux is ... More
 
 
 
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Leon de Bruxelles
London > Restaurants > Scandinavian restaurants
24 Cambridge Circus, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Scandinavian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
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1 Cambridge Circus, WC2H | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
Shake Shack , the modern day 'roadside' burger stand which started out in 2004 in NYC's Madison Square Park, continues its expansion in London with ... More
 
 
 
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Souk Bazaar
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
27 Litchfield Street, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Polpo at Ape and Bird
North African cuisine. Booking essential. Separate room for parties. Occasional live entertainment. ... More
 
 
 
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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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 6 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
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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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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h Club London
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
On the site of the old St Paul's Hospital in Covent Garden, hip private members' club h Club London has been designed specifically for the creative ... 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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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Polpo at Ape and Bird
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
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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