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.

HRH Hamilton

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.

 

JANUARY

19th - Ognisko Ensemble

23rd - Holocaust Talk

 

FEBRUARY

5th - Musical Moments

8th - Talk: Dr James Lefanu

22nd - Ognisko Ensemble

23rd - Ognisko Ensemble

 

MARCH

3rd to 6th - ‘Polish Nobility’ exhibition

5th - Musical Moments

17th - Kinoteka Pola Negri

18th - Kinoteka Paderewski

21st - Talk: Brompton Oratory

 

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 - View


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 - View

 

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

 

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.