Divo

 
 
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12 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y 4AU 
 
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DivoNaming your restaurant 'amazing' (Divo in Ukranian) is a bold statement. And Divo promises amazing things - first off, it promises to be the first quality Ukrainian restaurant in London. On the spot where W'Sens used to be, the St. James's address is an indication of the clientele they're aiming for (Russian oligarchs and football club owners spring to mind). No expense has been spared on the interior, think baroque style, gilt trimmings, chandeliers and double height ceilings. If your Ukrainian is a little rusty here's a quick guide to what the menu means: Pid-shuboyu is a beetroot salad with pickled herring, apple and onion; varenyky (or perogies) are boiled dumplings, usually filled with potatoes, cabbage, cheese, or seasonal fruits, topped with butter and sugar; and shkvarky is fried pieces of salted pork fat and onions, accompanied with sour cream. But don't let that put you off, even if it does sound suspiciously like pork scratchings it's sure to taste far superior. There's also an impressive range of vodkas and Crimean wines - not something you'll find in many other London restaurants.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Divo

Near Divo
Sofitel London St James Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £161  41% off
6 Waterloo Place, SW1Y | 2 minutes from Divo
Located in a Grade II listed building, in the former home of Cox's and King's bank, the Sofitel St James is an exceptional five star hotel ... More
 
 
 
Haymarket Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £220  28% off
1 Suffolk Place, SW1Y | 2 minutes from Divo
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  27% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 3 minutes from Divo
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Daquise
London > Restaurants > Eastern European restaurants
20 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 miles from Divo
Polish cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Gay Hussar
London > Restaurants > Eastern European restaurants
2 Greek Street, Soho, , Soho, London W1D | 10 minutes from Divo
This superb Hungarian restaurant in the heart of Soho is a traditional meeting spot for the political classes. Intrigues and deals have been hatched in here ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ognisko Polskie
London > Restaurants > Eastern European restaurants
55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 36 minutes from Divo
Polish cuisine. Booking advised. Separate room for parties. Tables on patio. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Dining near Divo

Near Divo
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Villandry St. James's
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
12 Waterloo Place, SW1Y | Same location as Divo
Located in a 1913 Edwardian baroque building on Waterloo Place in St. James's, just off Pall Mall and close to Piccadilly Circus, Villandry St James's is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Balcon
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
8 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Divo
When tasked with designing The Balcon, the restaurant at Sofitel London St James, Russell Sage took inspiration from the interior design within Coco Chanel's 1920s Parisian ... More
 
 
 
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St Alban
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
4-12 Lower Regent Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Divo
With restaurants like The Wolseley and previously Le Caprice, The Ivy and J. Sheekey under their collective belts, Chris Corbin and Jeremy King have been at ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Divo

Near Divo
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 5 minutes from Divo
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 8 minutes from Divo
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 14 minutes from Divo
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Divo

Near Divo
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Comedy Store
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Divo
The Comedy Store is the spiritual home of stand-up in the UK. Despite being the best large comedy venue in the country, the Store still succeeds ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Divo
Theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 3 minutes from Divo
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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Sights and Attractions near Divo

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Divo
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Divo
Stephen Wiltshire's art work would be impressive even if you didn't know who he is. But his intricate and architecturally accurate pen and ink sketches are ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Royal Society
London > Attractions > Venue Hire
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Divo
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Divo
The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe. The ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Divo

The best shops and markets near Divo
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jermyn Street
London > Shopping > Specialists
St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Divo
The name Jermyn Street is synonymous with gentlemen's outfitters and, more specifically shirt makers. Turnbull & Asser, shirt makers by royal appointment to HRH Prince of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
T.M. Lewin
London > Shopping > Menswear
103-108 Jermyn Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Divo
T.M.Lewin was established in 1898 in Jermyn Street by Thomas Mayes Lewin and nearly 100 years ago he became one of the first tailors to come ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lillywhite's
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
24 Lower Regent Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Divo
Lillywhite’s probably owes its landmark sport shop status to its position in Piccadilly Circus more than anything, but this would be ignoring its remarkable heritage. Its founders, ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Divo

Near Divo
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 14 minutes from Divo
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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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 14 minutes from Divo
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, W1U | 16 minutes from Divo
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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Leisure near Divo

Divo gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Divo
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Divo
Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 5 minutes from Divo
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Divo

The best pubs near London Divo.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Divo
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Divo
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Divo
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Divo

Divo clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Divo
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fortnum & Mason: 1707 Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
181 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1A | 3 minutes from Divo
The Fortnum's wine bar has had a makeover as part of the store's refurbishment in 2007, three hundred years after this grand old department store first ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vista
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 3 minutes from Divo
This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, Vista is a rooftop bar upon the boutique Trafalgar Hotel. The ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Divo

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Divo.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Divo
... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Divo
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 5 minutes from Divo
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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Making Dough and Making Change - Join Our Core 2014
Business Events | On 2nd September 2014 

The HUB Westminster 1 minute walk from Divo

Sustainable business Ben & Jerry's and Ashoka, a worldwide network of social entrepreneurs, invite you to the launch of this ...More

The Importance Of Being Earnest
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

Harold Pinter Theatre 3 minutes walk from Divo

An all-star cast including Nigel Havers, Martin Jarvis, Sian Phillips and Cherie Lunghi, present, under their collective guise of The ...More

The Return Of The Soldier
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

Jermyn Street Theatre 3 minutes walk from Divo

A musical adaptation from composer Charles Miller and lyricist Tim Sanders, of Rebecca West's first world war-set novella, telling the ...More

Journal
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 3 minutes walk from Divo

An invited group of international artists explore the role of an artist in focusing on an ever-changing world, through various ...More

Whose Gaze Is It Anyway'
Exhibitions | Until 5th October 2014 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 3 minutes walk from Divo

An exhibition that looks at the history of Arab pop culture through printed matter, including Abboudi Bou Jaoudeh's extensive collection ...More

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps
Theatre | Until 28th March 2015 

Criterion Theatre 3 minutes walk from Divo

Hitchcock's 1935 movie is a masterpiece of sustained adventure, as the hero - framed for murder - becomes both pursuer ...More

 
The British Wildlife Photography Awards
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2014 

Mall Galleries 3 minutes walk from Divo

The Awards were created to celebrate the talents of both amateur and professional photographers, while simultaneously highlighting the great wealth ...More

The Horse In Art 2014
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2014 

Mall Galleries 3 minutes walk from Divo

The 35th Society of Equestrian Artists' Annual Open Exhibition, exhibits work in a diverse range of styles and mediums including ...More

The Cutting Edge
Comedy | On 2nd September 2014 

Comedy Store 3 minutes walk from Divo

Topical humour from Scott Capurro, Steve Gribbin, Paul Thorne, Jarred Christmas, Stephen Grant and Martin Coyote....More

The White Horse
The White Horse
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2015 

British Council 3 minutes walk from Divo

Walk down The Mall to Spring Gardens and you'll see a life-size White Horse, a marble and resin sculpture ...More

 
 
 
 
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