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Eating Out: Syrena Irena
Despite being such a staple of the Polish diet – not to mention one of the country’s most famous culinary exports – dumpling restaurants have traditionally been low-impact affairs aimed more at oldies and traditionalists rather than any other demographic (e.g. people below fifty). True, in many ways that... Read more
Lwowska: The Next Big Thing?
Always pretty, but always pretty boring, Lwowska street is finally having its day thanks to a rash of recent openings that have handed it new life. Could this yet become ‘the new Poznańska’? Beer Station Centrum Lwowska 17 A proper pub whose international audience is dominated by exiled Belarussians... Read more
Hidden History: Dom Pod Orłami
Regarded as one of Warsaw’s most notable buildings, we take a look at Dom Pod Orłami… Taking five-years to build, Dom Pod Orłami (House Under The Eagles) was completed in 1917 to a design penned by Jan Fryderyk Heurich, an architect who would later be appointed the Minister of... Read more
Rembrandt: The Polish Rider Rides Again!
Back after a 200-year absence, a classic Rembrandt has gone on temporary show in its former home… Unphased by the ominous clouds that have gathered behind him, he sits astride his steed exuding a sense of calm authority. Lavishly clothed, his expression is stoic, almost defiant. Gazing at this... Read more
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
It’s A Record!
Held two weekends ago, organizers have revealed that the most recent installment of the Long Night of Museums smashed all prior attendance records. Drawing a total of 230,000 people, the Royal Castle proved the biggest winner after attracting 19,000 visitors. Coming in second, Wilanów Palace drew 16,000, whilst the... 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
A New Heart For Warsaw!
The waiting game is over! For the first time in several dozen years, pedestrians are now finally able to cross Rondo Dmowskiego without having to revert to the underground passaged carved out beneath. Officially unveiled last Friday, four pedestrian crossings have been revealed along with three bicycle crossings. Speaking... 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

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