Ognisko Restaurant is now closed until further notice.
Dear Members and Friends,
In response to new guidelines around the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our Members, visitors, staff and community, we have made the decision to close the Club side of Ognisko Polskie (the Polish Hearth) and its on-site events until the end of April.
While the Club is closed, we will be continuing using other ways to continue the life of the community of Ognisko Polskie. Most of our Members have computers, iPads, mobile phones or other digital devices, and through these we hope to create exclusive events, share stories and many other ideas through digital means and from the comfort of your own homes.
We would encourage all of our Members to interact with us through all of our social media platforms (@Ognisko_Polskie on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) or through this website. Tag us and share your news!
Ognisko Polskie is a home to many people. If you are older and need to self-isolate, or in any need, please contact us and we will see what we can do to help.
Our office hours continue as 12–5pm, Monday - Friday, with staff working remotely. For general enquiries please email office@OgniskoPolskie.org.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. If you have bought a ticket to an upcoming event, you will be refunded.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and your continued involvement in the life of our Club. We will be updating you regularly and we look forward to welcoming you back here soon.
Dr. Jan Falkowski Chairman
Ognisko Polskie - the Polish Hearth is one of London’s oldest Polish Clubs which today hosts a variety of theatrical, musical and other cultural events.
Founded in 1939 to maintain the cohesion of the free Polish community in the United Kingdom during the Second World War, it went on to become the centre of social and cultural life for the Polish community in exile. It has since served to provide a home for Poles to meet and build friendships, as a place where Polish culture and history is kept alive and where Polish identity and independence are maintained.
The Duke and Duchess of Kent had visited Poland in 1937 and had close links and friendships with members of the Polish aristocracy. After the start of the Second World War, the Duke showed his support for the country by bestowing his patronage on the Polish House after its inauguration on the 16th July 1940.
Portrait of His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent by Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton
Most events at Ognisko Polskie are open to non-members.
5th - Musical Moments for Children
16th - Dominik Wizjan - 3 Polish Composers
29th - The Volunteer by Jack Fairweather
2nd - Musical Moments for Children
3rd - Musical Moments
15th - Carnival Ball - Bal Karnawalowy
20th - Concert in Aid Of Fundacja Ex Animo im. Marii Sapiehy
23rd - AGM members only
25th - HRH The Duke Of Kent A Life Of Service
1st - Musical Moments for Children
2nd - Musical Moments
We will be announcing events on our website as soon as details are available so please visit regularly. Further events information can be found - HERE.
Telephone: 020 7589 4670
The entrance to the club and restaurant is 55 Exhibition Road. Travel information and a map can be found - HERE.
You can sign up to receive our emails informing you about events taking place at Ognisko Polskie - HERE.
Ognisko Restaurant is now closed until further notie.
Telephone: 020 7589 0101