Loving It Up In Old Town
There’s no better time than Valentine’s to soak in the timeless magic of the city’s Old Town district… Even those who hate the Old Town for its artifice – and let’s be honest, we all know some prat that claims to have avoided it for years – aren’t so... Read more
Review: El Koktel
The Door’s Locked? Yes, and for a reason. Firstly, to keep undesirables at bay, and secondly, to add a personal touch. “We’re not a speakeasy,” stresses co-owner Mateusz, “but by keeping the door locked we’re able to meet and greet each guest and also say good bye at the... Read more
A Vintage Year

A Vintage Year

Features 21 January 2019 0

Unleash your inner treasure hunter this January to seek out the pre-loved gems that give the capital a vintage swagger…     Play… The Game ‘Great bars of Poland’, Case File No. 254: Gram. Tricked out to look like a circus Big Top (read: parachuting chimps hanging from red and... Read more
The Art Of Poster

The Art Of Poster

Features 10 January 2019 0

A former stage designer of great prestige, Ryszard Kaja has since found a second life as one of the country’s best-selling poster artists. Here, he talks about his ‘Poland’ series, a critically acclaimed collection of over 120 tourist-style posters that have taken the nation by storm…  INTERVIEW BY ALEX... Read more
In Focus: Fort Institute Of Photography
Out in deepest Mokotów, a former fortress has been developed into one of Warsaw’s primary cultural attractions… BY STUART DOWELL A wide-angle look over Warsaw’s landscape of photo galleries offers rather slim pickings for a city of its size and importance. However, zoom in on Mokotów’s post-Tsarist fort on... Read more
Glow All The Way

Glow All The Way

Features 12 December 2018 0

Warsaw’s love of neon shows no sign of abating with three more landmark signs added within months of each other… CeDeT Designed and produced in East Germany as ‘an expression of gratitude’ after the Germans were given use of the first floor to sell their consumer goods, the original... Read more
Bright Lights, Big City
With Warsaw’s Christmas countdown fully underway, the Insider presents all you need to know to survive and thrive during the month of December… Don’t Carp On First-timers beware! Expecting a Christmas feast featuring turkey and trimmings? Get real. Out in Poland, it’s the carp that’s the king of the... Read more
Review: Stolica
Stolica proves there’s more to Old Town than meets the eye… Few areas in the capital have a higher density of restaurants than the Old Town, but quantity is no guarantee of quality. Far from it. In a district top-heavy with below-par options aimed at onetime guests, Stolica stands... Read more
Travel: Jaczno

Travel: Jaczno

Features 27 November 2018 0

Getting There Jaczno sits approximately 315 kilometers south east of Warsaw, with drive time taking a little less than 4 hours. Reaching it without your own ride is a challenge but not impossible. The nearest town of note is Suwałki: a couple of trains make the journey daily in... Read more
One hundred Years Of Food & Drink
As Poland pauses to celebrate a centenary of independence, the Insider turns back the clock to explore how the capital’s food and drink sector has evolved over this time… From the jazz age, to wartime, from communism to capitalism, we trace a curious history filled with unexpected twists and... Read more