Green Light For Epic Hall
The mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Traszkowski, has given the go ahead for work to finally begin on Poland’s biggest concert hall – nearly ten years after its design was first finalized. Set in the Praga district, the Sinfonia Varsovia Centrum will house the city’s symphony orchestra, a recording studio,... Read more
Best Of Warsaw!
Warsaw’s top restaurateurs and chefs converged on the new Syreni Śpiew on Thursday evening (April 4th) for the 15th annual edition of the Warsaw Insider’s prestigious Best of Warsaw food and drinks awards. Last year’s big winner, Bez Gwiazdek, was once again prominent with four nominations in the Insider’s... Read more
The Party Is Pooped?
Locals are up in arms after news was leaked of a proposal to severely clamp down on the bars and clubs that have come to define Warsaw’s waterfront scene. In response to concerns about litter and noise pollution, City Hall are rumored to have laid out plans that will... Read more
Palace Politics
A controversial plan to rebuild Saski Palace has hit headlines once more after opposing politicians moved to clarify their positions. With President Andrzej Duda confirming the government’s intention to rebuild the palace on the occasion of the centenary of Poland’s independence last year, Stanisław Karczewski, the Marshall of the... Read more
Time For Picasso!

Time For Picasso!

Insider News 24 February 2019 0

Drawing 18,000 people over its initial 12-day run, the astounding success of the National Museum’s Pablo Picasso exhibition has persuaded directors to extend the display’s lifespan by a further week. Now wrapping up on March 3rd, the exhibition presents 30 ceramics and prints that had hitherto been kept locked... Read more
Off The Wall

Off The Wall

Insider News 10 February 2019 0

Even in a city well accustomed to strange, striking and stimulating wall art, artist Bruno Althamer’s depiction of Kora has won blanket praise from all quarters. Painted as part of a nationwide action to commemorate the great women of Poland, the work has been positioned in such a way... Read more
Not Lovin’ It

Not Lovin’ It

Insider News 1 February 2019 0

Urban conservationists and architecture buffs have reacted with horror following the news that one of Warsaw’s classic examples of post-modernist architecture is set to be revived by McDonald’s. Opened in 1966 as part of the ‘Eastern Wall’ development, the Cepelia pavilion housed the flagship store of the Cepelia folk... Read more
Goodfellas!

Goodfellas!

Insider News 23 January 2019 0

It’s been confirmed that Nobu Hospitality, a luxury lifestyle brand first founded by screen legend Robert De Niro, chef Nobu Matsuhisa and producer Meir Teper, will open their 17th hotel in Warsaw early next year. The zł. 100 million project will include 120 rooms and the signature Nobu restaurant... Read more
Lit Up For Xmas

Lit Up For Xmas

Insider News 11 December 2018 0

And they’re on! This weekend marked the magic moment that the streets of Warsaw turned sparkly for Christmas, with approximately 4.5 million energy efficient, eco-friendly LED bulbs illuminating the town, along with 1,300 decorative elements that include light curtains, overhangs, icicles and free-standing decorations. Costing the city zł. 6.5... Read more
Prudential Reopens
Warsaw’s landmark Prudential tower reopened at the start week, fifteen years after closing its doors to the public. Measuring 66-meters in height, the skyscraper was Poland’s tallest pre-war structure, and the second highest in Europe. Originally built to house Prudential’s Warsaw offices, as well as lavish apartments on the... Read more