WELCOME TO OGNISKO POLSKIE - THE POLISH HEARTH

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.

 

OUR PATRON HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF KENT

 

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.

Duke

Portrait of His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent by Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton


CLUB EVENTS

Most events at Ognisko Polskie are open to non-members.

 

OCTOBER

1st - Musical Moments

3rd - Warsztaty Teatralne

8th - Translating Pan Tadeusz

11th - Book Talk: Posting Letters to the Moon

16th to 19th - Exhibition: 60th Anniversary of APA

24th - Film: The Last Witness

26th - Katarzyna Kowalik Recital

30th - Politicising the Communist Past

 

NOVEMBER

5th - Musical Moments

10th & 11th - Exhibition: Poland's Independence

14th - Talk on Thomas Aquinas

15th - Dining Club 55

18th - Christmas Decorations Workshop

 

DECEMBER

1st & 2nd - Christmas Bazaar

9th - Christmas Party

31st - Sylwester - New Years Eve Ball

 

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.


CLUB

Email: Office@OgniskoPolskie.org.uk

Telephone: 020 7589 4670

 

HOW TO FIND US

The entrance to the club and restaurant is 55 Exhibition Road. Travel information and a map can be found - HERE.

 

EVENTS EMAIL

You can sign up to receive our emails informing you about events taking place at Ognisko Polskie - HERE.

 

RESTAURANT

BOOK ONLINE

Email: info@ogniskorestaurant.co.uk

Telephone: 020 7589 0101

Website: www.ogniskorestaurant.co.uk

 

OPENING TIMES

  • Lunch 12pm – 3pm
  • Dinner 5.30pm – 11.15pm (10:30pm on Sundays)
  • Bar 11am – 11pm
  • Light snacks, bar food and desserts are served throughout the day

 

CLOSURE DATES

The restaurant will be closed on the following days:

  • Thursday 18th October from 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 20th October all day

 

MEMBER'S TABLE

Every Monday Club members can enjoy lunch or dinner at a special rate of £10 for 2 courses, or £14 including a glass of wine, at the exclusive Club table in the restaurant. Guests will be charged at the normal pre theatre rate.