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Hidden History: Hotel Warszawa
Continuing our look at the hidden histories of Warsaw’s hotels, join us this week for an inside look at the back story behind the Hotel Warszawa… Nowadays, most locals call the building that towers over Pl. Powstańców Warszawy the Warszawa after the hotel that it houses. This, however, was... Read more
Hidden Hotel History: Polonia Palace
Having previously explored the stories behind the Bristol and Europejski, this time, join us for a look at the colorful history of one more Warsaw institution: the Polonia Palace… Hints as to how majestic Warsaw once looked can be found on that stretch of Jerzolimskie that runs from Rondo... Read more
Spotlight: Night of Museums
Held in virtual format for the last two years, Saturday sees the return of one of the city’s most-loved cultural extravaganzas: the Night of Museums… Background Celebrating its 18th edition, Night of Museums has grown from a minor event (the first edition saw 16,000 people file through eleven venues)... Read more
12 Warsaw Bars That Make You Go… Woah!
Forget the bog standard, escape the generic by ticking off these twelve utterly unique drinkeries… VHS Bar Poznańska 7 VHS packs a helluva’ lot of fun inside its tiny little footprint. Themed around the 80s, this pint-sized cellar is embellished with pink neons and super-fun cocktails fixed by laugh-loving... Read more
72-Hours: Warsaw Food & Drink Guide
For those new to the city, and even those that aren’t, we present our ultimate 72-hour guide to Warsaw’s food and drink scene… FRIDAY Afternoon Intro Those new to the capital should start off with a bang. For a lunch that will get you off the right footing, then... Read more
Warsaw Hidden History: Bristol Hotel
Continuing our look at Warsaw’s historic hotels, join us as we travel back in time to learn the story of the Bristol… Celebrating her 120th birthday last year, few hotels can match the story of the Bristol. Named so after the Earl of Bristol, a famously extravagant and worldly... Read more
PRL Tour: Saska Kępa
Think of Saska Kępa and one is most likely to envisage the modernist architecture that lends it so much of its inter-war spirit. But this prestigious suburb is no one-trick pony, and it’s not uncommon to find its leafy, pretty streets enriched by wacky oddities from the Communist period…... Read more
Going Out: Syty Chmiel
At Syty Chmiel, it’s not just the beer that elevates this newbie to Warsaw’s attention… Left largely to fend for itself during the lockdowns, Poland’s craft beer sector has struggled to adjust to the new reality since the easing of restrictions, and that much has been evidenced by the... Read more
Cinco De Mayo: Warsaw’s Top Mexicans!
As Cinco De Mayo lands, join us for a look at our favorite Mexican haunts in Warsaw… Blue Cactus Dobra 42 (Elektrownia) They say legends never die, and proving that is the long-awaited return of this Warsaw institution. Originally launched in the 90s, the Cactus is best remembered for... Read more
Palace of Culture: Cheat Sheet!
Breaking ground seventy-years ago on this day, we bring you all you need to know (and a few things that you didn’t) about the Palace of Culture & Science… May 2nd, 1952: ground is broken on what, to this day, remains Warsaw’s most recognizable building. Taking three-years to construct,... Read more

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