Bar Italia is an Italian café located on Frith Street in the Soho district of London.
Location and notable events
On 26 January 1926, John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of television at 22 Frith Street, the building where Bar Italia is located. The blue plaque above the front door commemorates this event.
Bar Italia in its present form was opened as a café in 1949 by the Polledri family, and is still owned by Veronica and Anthony Polledri today.
In popular culture
Bar Italia inspired the song of the same name by the band Pulp, which is the last track of their 1995 album Different Class. The song describes the cafe as "round the corner in Soho" and "where other broken people go."
In November 2010, it was announced that Dave Stewart and Ian La Frenais were writing a stage musical about the caf…Read more on Wikipedia