Łódź In Your Pocket no.37

Welcome to the Spring and early Summer edition of Łódź (phonetically pronounced ‘Woodge’) In Your Pocket. The streets are abuzz as the city reawakens after its brief winter slumber. It’s right about now when the city’s cultural calendar starts to kick into high gear and festivals of all shapes and sizes start popping up like daffodils. The warm weather gives you freedom to explore by foot or by bike, and what better to do than explore? We love our street art (check out our feature on page 6) and in 2018 we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Urban Forms Foundation who spearheaded the drive to bring street art and murals to Łódż. There are plenty of other things to do here, so check out the city’s many indoor and outdoor attractions, gastronomical offerings and social scene, all found in the pages of this guide. One of the best ways to get a feel for what’s going on, apart from reading Łódź IYP, is to attend some of the many exhibitions and festivals taking place over the next few months, such as the Fotefestival (p.17) in June. Check out our What’s On section (page 16) for full details of cultural events and festivals. Let us know what you think about Łódż, its events, or anything of interest you think we should know about, by contacting us via our FB page or just send us a good old-fashioned email: poland@inyourpocket.com.

Cover story


This stunning mural by Chinese artist DALeast is found on ul. Łąkowa 10 and shows a deer in the artist’s own style depicting scenes of nature using splintered lines. The work is too beautiful not to show you all, therefore, it makes the perfect cover. Photo: Urząd Miasta Łódź.


New reviews. Restaurants & cafes.

  • Legal Cakes

    A place which prides itself on gluten and sugar-free products! A perfect place for the health conscious. Read more ▶

  • Cztery Ściany

    These “Four Walls” pride themselves on the gastronomical trend of ‘author’s cuisine,’ a style which allows for chefs to show off their creative flare. Try for yourself. Read more ▶

  • Łódź Podwodna

    Not easy to spot this place has that traditional British pub feel (it was formerly the John Bull pub!), with a menu filled with traditional Polish food with a modern twist. Read more ▶


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