Warsaw, pearl of Poland
Your flight from London to Warsaw will bring you to the capital of Poland, situated in the middle of the country. Warsaw’s historic Old Town in the centre of the city is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, so it would be a good point to start your exploration. The old market place, a meeting point for the locals and encircled by cafes and restaurants, is a great starting point for a thorough exploration.
Fighting with the Mermaid
A bronze figure of Warsaw’s emblem, a mermaid with sword and shield, is right in the middle of the market place. A legend from the Middle Ages tells the story, that this belligerent mermaid will come to fight for the city when it is attacked. Right around the corner of the market place is the old Palace and its front square. From here the Kings Way starts and will bring you to the most impressive houses, palaces and churches of Warsaw. On your way, you will pass the old city walls from the 14th century. Some of the original city gates are still there, they can be visited inside. The university, the Presidents Palace and many other highlights are part of the Kings Way until it ends at the Wilanow Palace.
Eat, drink, party in Warsaw
The highest and best-known building of Warsaw is the Culture Palace, a present by Stalin to the people of Poland. The enormous tower houses cinemas, theatres, bars and museums. It is a good place to get an overview over the city. Visit the Holy Cross Church, where the heart of the famous composer Frédéric Chopin is kept, while the rest of him rests on the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris. Hungry? Try Polish specialties like Bigos, a hearty stew, or Pierogi, the polish version of ravioli. Do you want to go out and have a night on the town? Warsaw’s night live has become famous all over Europe, with new clubs and bars opening everywhere in the city. For the serious party crowd it is traditional to visit some shot bars before going out to dance. Enjoy your time in Poland, but don’t forget your flight back to London!
Which airports are in London?
- London Heathrow (LHR)
- London Gatwick (LGW)
- London City (LCY)
Information Airport Warsaw
- Name: Warsaw Chopin Airport
- IATA Code: WAW
- Distance to downtown Warsaw: 10 km
- Transportation: train, shuttle bus, rented car, taxi
What else to see in Warsaw
- Łazienki Królewskie Park-Palace Complex
- Copernicus Science Centre
- Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum