Ahhh, sunny Warsaw! Welcome to the summer edition of Warsaw In Your Pocket! This is definitely our favourite time of year in the city, for it is now half the city’s population disappears and hangs around by the river, riding bikes, lounging around on the boulevard steps, in deck chairs in the many bars, beaches and other riverfront hangouts. It’s also a fantastic time to walk around the city, taking in the sights, and especially for you, we suggest seeing some of Warsaw’s fantastic street art – read more in our feature on p.8. There’s more to the city in summer than just the riverfront, as the city’s cafe culture, foodie scene and nightlife is in full swing, all listed in these very pages. Of particular note is the fantastic Night Market (p.79), where food and culture mix, and other outdoor seasonal places to enjoy (p.114)! This is the city that is vibrant in every sense of the word, offering you sightseeing in the bucketload, from fun-filled activities to some serious history lessons in the many museums, and the events calendar too is full to the brim (check out our ‘Whats On’ section, p.20). As always, let us know how you got on in Warsaw on our FB page and/or show us what you’ve seen during your time in the city by using the hashtag #warsawinyourpocket on social media, or if you prefer, just use good old-fashioned email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Street art is pretty big in Warsaw! ‘Eastern Warsaw’ by Spaniard Sebas Velasco is found in the mecca for street art in Warsaw – the Praga district (p.50). It depicts nightlife, a portal into another world, around cult venue Hydrozagadka (P.102). Photo: Andrew Elliott
Feature: Street Art
It’s nice to casually walk around the streets of Warsaw on a summer’s day, enjoying the sun and the general good vibes. You get to see more of a city this way, sometimes finding unexpected delights on your way – like street art! We at IYP love street art murals and the city is full of them. We want you to enjoy some of these wonderful pieces too. Read on to find out more about this fascinating topic and discover where our favourite murals can be found.
An American steakhouse with a European flair that certainly doesn’t disappoint. Read more ▶
L’avanti Restaurant & Cocktail bar
A nice day-time restaurant and a great evening venue where you get a private barman serving you drinks and making cocktails. Read more ▶
Here you’ll find the full ensemble of traditional Turkish dishes. Read more ▶
FSO Shooting Range (Strzelnica FSO)
Shooting at FSO = adrenaline pumping fun. Located in the grounds of the former Polish car manufacturer FSO, which produced iconic cars such as the Polonez. Read more ▶
Fine jewellery and fashion accessories inspired by masters like Klimt and Mucha. Read more ▶