Polpo Soho  

 
 
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41 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F 9SB
 
 
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Polpo SohoThis Venetian restaurant offers a little piece of Venice in the heart of Soho. Polpo in Beak Street is based on the bacari - or wine bars, especially good for a glass of Prosecco - frequently found in the city famous for its canals. An Italian restaurant is a fitting use for this building which was once home to the Venetian painter Canaletto - a blue plaque is testament to his stay here from 1749 to 1751. Owner Russell Norman draws on years of experience at Caprice Holdings (where he was operations director) and as general manager of Zuma to give his first solo venture an air of sophisticated charm. He has done well to draw on the talents of head chef Tom Oldroyd (previously at Alastair Little and Bocca Di Lupo) whose Italian menu is typical of the type you'd find in the bacari of Venice offering small plates and traditional cicheti (read salt cod, marinated sardines and swordfish carpaccio), northern Italian wines as well as the classic Italian dishes. The attractive interior of exposed brickwork gives this early eighteenth-century building a modern appeal, finished off with a tin ceiling above and Victorian tiled floor under foot. This original has led to further Polpo restaurants opening in London, including branches in Covent Garden, Smithfield and Notting Hill.

 

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The Courthouse Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
19 - 21 Great Marlborough Street, W1F | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
A swimming pool, spa, fitness room and a range of meeting rooms have been sympathetically accommodated within this historic 5-star Soho hotel. A Grade II listed ... More
 
 
 
No 5 Maddox Street London
London > Apartment > Apartment
5 Maddox Street, W1S | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
Edgy, urban and very hip, these distinguished apartments are a shopper's seventh heaven. Located near Regents Street, Maddox Street is a stylish sanctuary of tranquility offering ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
68 Regent Street, W1B | 4 minutes from Polpo Soho
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
 
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Pizza Pilgrims, Kingly Court
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
11 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
The second restaurant from Pizza Pilgrims James and Thom Elliot is in Kingly Court just off Carnaby Street, serving not only their ... More
 
 
 
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Pastaio
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
19 Ganton Street, WIF | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
Pastaio , translated simply as 'one who makes pasta by hand', is a pasta-centric restaurant on Carnaby's Ganton Street. Enjoy ... More
 
 
 
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Bancone Golden Square
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
10 Lower James Street, W1F | 2 minutes from Polpo Soho
Given the queues can get pretty long at the original Bancone pasta bar in Covent Garden, the opening of this ... More
 
 
 
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Pure, Soho
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
39 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
With salads, wraps, soups and flatbreads made fresh on site every day, each of the Pure outlets provide the opportunity to enjoy a quick but healthy ... More
 
 
 
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Bob Bob Ricard
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
1 Upper James Street, Soho, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
Headed up by French Michelin-starred chef Eric Chavot, Bob Bob Ricard (BBR) is one of the best restaurants in town providing the chance to feast ... More
 
 
 
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Farm Girl Soho
London > Restaurants >
Sweaty Betty, 1 Carnaby Street, Carnaby, W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
In a match made in healthy eating heaven, Notting Hill cafe Farm Girl has teamed up with Sweaty Betty ... More
 
 
 
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Contemporary Excavations
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd December 2020 to 26th February 2021 - 11am-5pm
Polpo Soho, 17-18 Golden Square, W1F | 2 minutes from Polpo Soho
Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More
 
 
 
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Les Miserables - The Staged Concert
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th December 2020 to 28th February 2021 - Various Times
Polpo Soho, 51 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 4 minutes from Polpo Soho
A limited six-week run of an intimate concert staging of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's revolutionary novel of tragedy and loss. ...More
 
 
 
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Love Letters
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd December 2020 to 7th February 2021 - Various Times
Polpo Soho, 18 Suffolk Street, Haymarket, SW1Y | 7 minutes from Polpo Soho
Roy Marsden directs Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove in AR Gurney's tragi-comic romance about two lifelong friends, who are physically separated but find closeness and comfort ...More
 
 
 
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Boulevard Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Walker's Court, W1F | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, who opened the original Boulevard Theatre as the Revuebar in 1958 ... More
 
 
 
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London Palladium
London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
For those who owned televisions in the 1950s and 1960s, the London Palladium is quite simply the most famous variety theatre in the world. Stars who ... More
 
 
 
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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Polpo Soho
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
 
 
 
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Marian Goodman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5-8 Lower John Street, W1F | 2 minutes from Polpo Soho
Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" New Yorker Marian Goodman is the "most respected dealer" in that ... More
 
 
 
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
 
 
 
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Photographers' Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
16-18 Ramillies Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
The Photographers' Gallery - Britain's leading centre for contemporary photography - emerged from a 3.6 million pound redesign in May 2012 revealing the work of Irish ... More
 
 
 
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Timberland Carnaby Street
London > Shopping > Menswear
5-7 Carnaby Street, W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
Taking its eco credentials seriously, the flagship Timberland store on Carnaby Street is decorated with trees and a full height living green wall. ... More
 
 
 
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Hideout
London > Shopping > Clothing
7 Upper St James Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
One-stop solution to all your street-wear problems – home-grown brands like Gimme 5 and GoodEnough hang next to exclusive designs straight off the boat. Don't miss ... More
 
 
 
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A Bathing Ape (BAPE)
London > Shopping > Menswear
4 Upper James Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
Selling sought after, limited edition clothes, bags and accessories A Bathing Ape - aka BAPE - is part of a Japanese urban street wear phenomenon. When ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 7 minutes from Polpo Soho
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, Marylebone, London W1U | 9 minutes from Polpo Soho
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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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 10 minutes from Polpo Soho
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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Triyoga Soho
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
On the second floor of the Kingly Court complex off Carnaby Street, Triyoga offers busy city people a refuge where they can centre themselves. One of ... More
 
 
 
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The Beauty Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
All therapists at The Beauty Lounge in Kingly Court work in the media, fashion and beauty industry so when you go for a make-up leseson you'll ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Endurance
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Polpo Soho
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The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Polpo Soho
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Polpo Soho
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
 
 
 
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Bob Bob Ricard Club Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Upper James Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
The £3 million Club Room under retro cool David Collins designed Soho restaurant Bob Bob Ricard gives late night revellers the class and sophistication of an ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca Soho
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
53-55 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
Since opening their first Vinoteca in 2005 in Farringdon's St John Street, Brett Woonton, Charlie Young and Elena Ares have quenched a thirst for wine bars ... More
 
 
 
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Graphic
London > Nightlife > Bars
4 Golden Square, Piccadilly, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Polpo Soho
Graphic is a drinking den with two identities: by day it's a cool Soho cafe bar, but by night it becomes a cocktail bar with DJs ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Polpo Soho
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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Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 5 minutes from Polpo Soho
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
 
 
 
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195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 5 minutes from Polpo Soho
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More
 
 
 
 

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 7 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
Artemisia
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

National Gallery 9 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

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

Take One Picture 2020
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2021 

National Gallery 9 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

Children from 37 primary schools across the UK respond creatively to George Bellows's 1912 painting Men Of The Docks, which ...More

Sensing The Unseen: Step Into Gossaert's 'Adoration'
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2021 

National Gallery 9 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

Use gesture-based interaction to embark on a multimedia journey into Jan Gossaert's 500-year-old masterpiece The Adoration Of The Kings, which ...More

Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 10 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

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

Adelphi Theatre 12 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

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

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

Fortune Theatre 14 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

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

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

Duchess Theatre 15 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

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

 
Masterpieces From Buckingham Palace
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2022 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 16 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

While works are carried out to protect the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace, The Queen's Gallery hosts important paintings in ...More

Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2021 

Wellcome Collection 18 minutes walk from Polpo Soho

Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a ...More

 
 
 
 
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