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LimaSince opening at the end of June 2012, Lima the Peruvian restaurant Lima from Virgilio Martinez has become Michelin-starred and gained accolades: "One of the arresting qualities of dishes at Lima is their beauty," wrote Fay Maschler in the Evening Standard, while the Independent critic was "startled by its flavours, its zingy colours, its unexpectedness, and the charm of the waiters." For his first international solo venture Virgilio has appointed long-time friend, Robert Ortiz who hails from the Amazon region of Peru, as head chef of Lima. The Peruvian menu has a crudo (raw) section, which includes ceviches and tiraditos, starters and main courses, and a tasting menu. Whilst Lima sources much of its produce from within the UK, the restaurant will also bring carefully selected and unheard of ingredients from small producers in Peru. Diners can enjoy carapulcra, for example, dehydrated potatoes that are grown at 4,000 metres. The restaurant's interior has been designed by March & White, who were also behind recent renovations at the Arts Club and Hyde Park Apartments.

 

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Goodge Street Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Euston Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Soho Masterpark
 
4 minutes walk
 
Collingwood House NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Sanderson, A Morgans Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
50 Berners Street, W1T | 2 minutes from Lima
Slick design, statement furniture and modern fittings, this is what you get from the Schrager-Starck design partnership. From the funky lobby and the bar (very busy ... More
 
 
 
My Bloomsbury London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  35% off
11-13 Bayley Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from Lima
The idea behind the first class service at this hotel is to offer guests a personal touch and inspiration for creative minds. With cutting edge design ... More
 
 
 
The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  39% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 4 minutes from Lima
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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Pisqu
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
23 Rathbone Place, W1T | 1 minute from Lima
Feeding London's new appetite for Peruvian food, Pisqu on Rathbone Place uses quality, fresh ingredients, many of which have been sourced from the Amazon and Andes, ... More
 
 
 
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Senor Ceviche Charlotte Street
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
18 Charlotte Street, W1T | 1 minute from Lima
After bringing a taste of Peru to Carnaby, Senor Ceviche opened in Fitzrovia in 2017. The lively Peruvian restaurant brings with it all the favourites of ... More
 
 
 
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Ceviche
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
17 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from Lima
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
30 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Lima
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Saucy Chip
London > Restaurants >
33-34 Rathbone Place, W1T | 1 minute from Lima
From festivals to Fitzrovia, the gourmet chippie Saucy Chip has found a permanent home at Jerusalem Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Koba
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
11 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Lima
This upmarket Korean restaurant is located in trendy Fitzrovia, the refined food is slightly expensive in comparison to other Korean places but the BBQ dishes consistently ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd April to 27th October 2018
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Lima, 8 Argyll Street, W1F | 6 minutes from Lima
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Lima, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Lima
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Lima
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London > Entertainment >
1 Soho Square, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Lima
Popular lunchtime spot in the heart of London's media industry, Soho Square is located at the centre of Soho and provides a ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from Lima
Huge theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals, the Dominion Theatre, though built in 1928, underwent a £6 million restoration in 2017. Originally used as ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Lima
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Lazarides Rathbone
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Lima
Steve Lazarides' Rathbone Place gallery spans just under 4,000 square feet of space for exhibitions, studios, and offices in a five-storey Georgian building. Home to ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from Lima
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London > Attractions > House and Garden
36 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from Lima
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Hobgoblin
London > Shopping > Musician Supplies
24 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Lima
This busy musical curios shop has London's best choice of folk instruments and a large range of guitars, accordions, recorders, bongo drums and other percussion instruments. ... More
 
 
 
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Almost Famous
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
5 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Lima
Almost Famous started out selling limited runs of classy denim, but this flagship store marks their expansion into a whole range of elegant ladies clothes. Born ... More
 
 
 
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Paradise Row
London > Shopping > Art and Design
74 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Lima
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RADA Chenies Street
London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 5 minutes from Lima
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 6 minutes from Lima
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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 7 minutes from Lima
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Frame Fitzrovia
London > Leisure >
25-33 Berners Street, W1T | 2 minutes from Lima
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from Lima
Walking into the clean white space that is the Agua Spa at The Sanderson is instantly calming, relaxing and heavenly. There are 14 private treatment rooms, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Lima
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The Adam and Eve
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from Lima
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from Lima
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Lima
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Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen
London > Nightlife > Bars
33-34 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Lima
Most Londoners must have been to Jerusalem's basement bar over the years. It's been ... More
 
 
 
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Bourne & Hollingsworth
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from Lima
Prohibition-era themed basement bar in Fitzrovia, with a good line in retro comedy. The joke is that it's a bar dodging the law by masquerading as ... More
 
 
 
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Waeska
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Mandrake, 20-21 Newman Street, W1T | 1 minute from Lima
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from Lima
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanderson Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from Lima
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from Lima
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Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
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Rodin and the art of ancient Greece
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Palace Theatre 7 minutes walk from Lima

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