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

 
 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
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Spitalfields Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
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8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £101  26% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
3 South Place, EC2M | 3 minutes from Polo Bar
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7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Polo Bar
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
192 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Taylor St Baristas
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1a New Street, City, London EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
Frequently featured in "London's best independent coffee shops" lists, Taylor St Baristas is a highly rated cosy little cafe off busy Bishopsgate and near to Liverpool ... More
 
 
 
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Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
2 Bishopsgate Arcade, City, London EC2M | 2 minutes from Polo Bar
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New Street, City, London EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
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London > Restaurants >
16a New Street, City, London EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
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Fish Market
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
16b New Street, City, London EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
All the fish served in the Fish Market restaurant is sustainable, serving a wide selection of fish and shellfish sourced from the British Isles. Classic English ... More
 
 
 
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The Glasshouse at The Gherkin
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 15th July to 1st September 2019
Polo Bar, The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A | 4 minutes from Polo Bar
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Polo Bar, 105a Commercial Street, E1 | 5 minutes from Polo Bar
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Daniel Silver: Human Activity
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Polo Bar, 50 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 7 minutes from Polo Bar
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 2 minutes from Polo Bar
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13-22 Houndsditch, EC3A | 4 minutes from Polo Bar
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27 Throgmorton Street, City, London EC2N | 6 minutes from Polo Bar
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64 Middlesex Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Polo Bar
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Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, City, London EC2A | 4 minutes from Polo Bar
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The Mall West Concourse Liverpool Street Station, City, London EC2M | 2 minutes from Polo Bar
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 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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10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 13 minutes from Polo Bar
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London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 13 minutes from Polo Bar
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120 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 7 minutes from Polo Bar
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The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 9 minutes from Polo Bar
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40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
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The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 7 minutes from Polo Bar
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Dirty Martini, Bishopsgate
London > Nightlife > Bars
158 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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WM Barker & Co
London > Nightlife > Bars
202 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
Go underground at this below stairs drinking den beneath Bishopsgate and you'll be greeted by cocktails, craft beers, homemade soup and hot toasties. WM Barker & ... More
 
 
 
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Rake's
London > Nightlife > Bars
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
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Andaz Liverpool Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
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London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 1 minute from Polo Bar
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30 St Mary Axe, Aldgate, City, London EC3A | 4 minutes from Polo Bar
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Bloomberg SPACE 7 minutes walk from Polo Bar

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The Old Truman Brewery 8 minutes walk from Polo Bar

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Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2019 

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Helen Cammock: Che Si Puo Fare
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Whitechapel Gallery 8 minutes walk from Polo Bar

The Max Mara Art Prize for Women winner presents a body of new works, a split screen film, a triptych ...More

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