Polpo Covent Garden  

 
 
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6 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA
 
 
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Monday-Friday 11.30am-11.30pm, Saturday 10am-11.30pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays 10am-10.30pm
 

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Polpo Covent GardenFollowing the huge success of his original Polpo on Beak Street, restaurateur Russell Norman has set up a mini chain with a number of other Polpos popping up around town. Two years after the first Polpo brought a little piece of Venice to London in September 2009, Polpo Covent Garden opened on Maiden Lane. Originally Da Polpo, this second site is "small and cavernous with just a touch of speakeasy", says Tatler magazine. Situated next to the Vaudeville Theatre's stage door, "it's something of a luvvie favourite". With room for 70 diners, there's a meatball section on the menu which includes arancini, mini pizzas and fried fish accompanied by good, young local wines and Italian cocktails served in Duralex glasses. All the Polpo branches also started offering brunch in 2016, serving up a brunch pizzetta, poached eggs on scafata, and cinnamon and ricotta doughnuts alongside strong coffee, breakfast bellinis and bloody Marys. For more visit Polpo Smithfield, Polpo Notting Hill or Polpo Chelsea, which is the perfect option if you're looking for al fresco dining.

 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £112  36% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 4 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £450  39% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 6 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Franco Manca, Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
39 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Polpo Covent Garden
Fast becoming London's favourite pizza restaurant, new branches of Franco Manca are popping up all over the place and this Covent Garden branch is their prettiest ... More
 
 
 
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Fire and Stone
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
31 - 32 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, , Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Polpo Covent Garden
Forget margarita and pepperoni, Fire and Stone provides the chance to feast on some truly unique pizzas. The quirky Covent Garden restaurant brings together ... More
 
 
 
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Zizzi - Aldwych
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
73-75 The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Polpo Covent Garden
Pizza & Pasta ... More
 
 
 
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Porterhouse Stout & Oyster Bar
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Polpo Covent Garden
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Big Easy Covent Garden
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
12 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | Same location as Polpo Covent Garden
Located in a former electricity power station, set over three floors and occupying 10,000 square feet, the famous American Big Easy restaurant comes to Covent Garden ... More
 
 
 
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Polpo Covent Garden
New Zealanders take their burgers pretty seriously, and back in 2001 three Kiwis living in London found themselves homesick from the lack of well-crafted quality burgers ... More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 2nd May 2021
Polpo Covent Garden, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th October to 19th December 2020
Polpo Covent Garden, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 5 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the West End to star in Good, the first play from the ...More
 
 
 
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Come From Away
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th January 2019 to 17th October 2020
Polpo Covent Garden, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 7 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Christopher Ashley directs the UK premiere staging of the Tony Award-winning musical about the residents of a small Newfoundland community, who take in grounded plane passengers ...More
 
 
 
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
 
 
 
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
This tiny shop in the heart of Covent Garden is crammed full of traditional toys but is probably most famous for its selection of toy theatres ... More
 
 
 
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Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Unit 10 The Piazza Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose before you even enter these premises, which offer a huge mix of fizzing bath bombs to suit all ... More
 
 
 
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
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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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
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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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
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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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
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 Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Mr Fogg's Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
58 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Themed around explorer Phileas Fogg, this traditional Victorian tavern in the heart of Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
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Eve Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
34 Southampton Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Polpo Covent Garden
A short hop below Frog, Adam Handling's restaurant in Covent Garden, is Eve Bar, the chef's first stand-alone cocktail joint. He's brought in talented mixologist Sam ... More
 
 
 
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Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration
London > Nightlife > Bars
1A Bedford Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Polpo Covent Garden
Mr Fogg's adventures around the globe (well, London, more like) continue apace with the opening of ... More
 
 
 
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Blame Gloria
London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
A subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, tunes and parties, Blame Gloria is a basement bar in Covent Garden where the wallpaper is based on ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
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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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Polpo Covent Garden
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
 

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Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
Theatre | Until 6th March 2021 

Adelphi Theatre WC2R 0NS WC2E 7NA - 0 minute walk from Polpo Covent Garden

Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award winning Imelda Staunton plays meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi, taking the title role in ...More

 
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2021 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

Experience an 'abandoned' Tube station and discover stories about Churchill in the Blitz at the London Transport Museum's exhibition, Hidden ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Frozen the Musical
Frozen the Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2021 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 4 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

Disney's hit film Frozen goes from screen to stage when the magical world of Arendelle is recreated at the newly ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 4 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 
Artemisia
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

National Gallery 4 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

This first major exhibition of 17th-century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi's work includes two versions of her painting Judith Beheading Holofernes ...More

Sin
Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2021 

National Gallery 4 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

A group exhibition exploring complex theological ideas and depictions of sinful everyday behaviour including works across the centuries by Bruegel, ...More

Titian: Love, Desire, Death
Exhibitions | Until 17th January 2021 

National Gallery 4 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

All six works in the series of paintings showing Classical myths primarily taken from the Roman poet Ovid's 'Metamorphoses', commissioned ...More

Good
Good
Theatre | Until 19th December 2020 

Playhouse Theatre 5 minutes walk from Polpo Covent Garden

David Tennant, the well loved actor best known for playing Doctor Who, returns to the West End to star in ...More

 
 
 
 
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