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Shop Name: 
Bar Italia
22 Frith Street ,W1D 4RF
Food & Drink
H 12 x W 6.5 x L3.8 cm
Fine Bone China

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.60We are staying in Soho all week and why not it’s nearly the weekend! Is there a more iconic Soho stalwart than this? One that almost defines an area?The coffee shop that predated all other coffee shops, located on Frith Street in Soho Central London. In its present form, it was opened as a coffee shop in 1949 by the Polledri family, and is still owned by Veronica and Anthony Polledri today. It has always and I imagine will continue to be part of the popular culture of Soho.If you have never been it is an absolute must, feels like you are in Italy in the heart of London. They also have a fascinating history and loads of wonderful photos set out on their website http://www.baritaliasoho.co.uk/I didn’t know that on 26 January 1926, John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of television at 22 Frith Street (the same address). The blue plaque above the front door commemorates this event. There is also a little-known film about this event.

Delivery is FREE within the UK, £55 per artwork to Europe and £75 per artwork for overseas orders. If you purchase any other items from the V&A Shop website, separate delivery charges will apply and your order will be delivered in separate shipments.

The display is now closed. However, a selection of shop fronts is still available to purchase. Each piece is being carefully de-installed and prepared for despatch. Delivery will commence on 20 November so please allow up to 7 days for your order to arrive. Pre-orders placed during the course of the display will be prioritised for despatch.

If you wish to purchase more than one artwork for delivery outside of the UK, please contact our Customer Services team on 020 7942 2696 or email customerservice@vandashop.com for a quote or to discuss delivery options. There may be local duty and/or taxes payable on goods delivered outside the UK. The V&A Shop is not responsible for paying these charges.

To return your chosen artwork, simply send it back to us within 28 days of receipt of the order in the same condition it arrived and you will be fully refunded. The cost of returning the item will be your responsibility.

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