Polo Bar

 
 
ADDRESS
176 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2M 4NQ 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Open 24/7
 

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Polo BarOpen 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Polo Bar is a long-standing and much-loved traditional London 'caff', serving party revelers and police their cup of 'builders' tea' for nearly 50 years. Located opposite Liverpool Street Station this remains one of the very few London caffs that is still family owned with Stefano Ispani, son of late owner Peter Ispani, continuing the family business. All day breakfasts, bacon butties and jacket potatoes are all on the menu at any time of the day or night drawing in lawyers and traders as well as the clubbers and office cleaners working the night shift. A truly traditional London institution that offers the best of British.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Aldgate Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
Finsbury Square NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £87  35% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
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Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £110  38% off
40 Liverpool Street, EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
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192 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
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2 Bishopsgate Arcade, City, London EC2M | 2 minutes from Polo Bar
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London > Restaurants >
New Street, City, London EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
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London > Restaurants >
16a New Street, EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
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16b New Street, EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 11 minutes from Polo Bar
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230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 2 minutes from Polo Bar
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London > Entertainment >
11 Plough Yard, EC2A | 7 minutes from Polo Bar
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London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 9 minutes from Polo Bar
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13 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 5 minutes from Polo Bar
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We Are Funny: Hecklers
Comedy | On 21st April 2014 

Dirty Dick's 1 minute walk from Polo Bar

Stand-up where the audience are encouraged to heckle the acts and challenge their abilities....More

Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan: Does The IT Stick
Exhibitions | Until 15th June 2014 

Bloomberg SPACE 7 minutes walk from Polo Bar

A Studio Voltaire-commissioned work with multiple elements, from the young Newcastle-based artists, challenging the convention of architecture....More

Open Mic Night
Concerts | Until 26th May 2014 

The Vibe Bar 8 minutes walk from Polo Bar

Aspiring musicians perform to an open genre music policy....More

Chris Marker
Chris Marker
Exhibitions | Until 22nd June 2014 

Whitechapel Gallery 8 minutes walk from Polo Bar

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Curiosities From The Vaults: A Bank Miscellany
Exhibitions | Until 12th July 2014 

Bank of England Museum 9 minutes walk from Polo Bar

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Exhibitions | Until 11th July 2014 

Bank of England Museum 9 minutes walk from Polo Bar

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Exhibitions | On 21st April 2014 

The Book Club 9 minutes walk from Polo Bar

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Comedy Bin
Comedy | On 21st April 2014 

The Rhythm Factory 10 minutes walk from Polo Bar

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Yoni Alter
Exhibitions | Until 3rd May 2014 

Kemistry Gallery 10 minutes walk from Polo Bar

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David Pearson
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2014 

Kemistry Gallery 10 minutes walk from Polo Bar

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