Soho’s Bar Italia café to go under the hammer

21st June 2023 | Jack Oliver

The site of a much loved London institution is up for sale. The historic Bar Italia site in Soho is set to head to auction with a guide price in excess of £2m.

The café at 22 Frith Street has been trading as the Bar Italia since 1949 and will head under the hammer on July 6th along with 123 other lots.

Bar Italia, famous for its delicious coffee, is located close to Old Compton Street and is walking distance from tube stations including Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, and Covent Garden.

The Soho café sits opposite Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and adjacent to Little Italy restaurant.

The current tenant benefits from licenses which grant the playing of late night music, the sale of alcohol, and trading until 5am.


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