November 2021 in Warsaw: ideas and tips for making the most of your autumn in Warsaw

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Things to do indoors in Warsaw for rainy and cold days

You will find the full list of ideas for fun (indoor!) activities for a bad weather day in Warsaw in our post: Indoor things to do in Warsaw when it rains.

Van Gogh Multi-Sensory Exhibition
Open every day until January 14. Location: EXPO XXI, Prądzyńskiego 12/14 Street (Wola), open every day: 10 am – 8 pm, online tickets. Monday-Friday: regular ticket 55 PLN, reduced for students 45 PLN, children 6-19 35 PLN, family ticket 2 adults + 2 children 135 PLN, children up to 6 free entrance. Weekends & holidays: regular ticket 65 PLN, reduced for students 55 PLN, children 6-19 45 PLN, family ticket 2 adults + 2 children 165 PLN, children up to 6 free entrance. The visual spectacle – digital projection presenting Van Gogh’s images at a big scale, filling screens, walls, columns, ceilings. The visual part of the exhibition is enriched with music. Facebook page in Polish. Website in Polish.

The Great Elf Factory (Wielka Fabryka Elfów) – indoor Christmas playing areas for children aged 3-10
November 23-December 21. Location: PGE National Stadium, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga), gate/brama number 5 (for those arriving on foot or by taxi) and gate/brama 6 (for those arriving by car, entrance to the underground car park -3 ). Ten playing areas with attractions for kids (eg. inflatable playground) – children help elves and in the end they meet Santa. The games and attractions take about 2 hours. Recommended age of children: 3-10 years old. Ticket prices depend on days and hours and range from 54.90 PLN to 79.90 PLN. 1 ticket is admission for one child and one guardian. The ticket for the additional guardian is bought on the spot and costs half the ticket price for the child. Visiting the Elf Factory for groups of children is possible in English – you need to report such a request in advance (+48 583 501 651, warszawa@wielkafabrykaelfow.pl). Online ticketsWebsite in Polish. Facebook page in Polish.

Chopin music piano recitals
Every day at 7 pm. Location: Fryderyk Concert Hall, Podwale 15 Street (the old town), 7 pm, online tickets. The recitals feature Fryderyk Chopin’s most famous compositions. Facebook page in English and Polish. Website in English.

Indoor “flying” – freefall simulators/tunnel flight and Boeing 737 simulator
Location: Flyspot, Wspólna Droga 1 Street, 05-850 Mory near Warsaw. Flyspot offers freefall simulators – vertical tunnels with a closed air circuit where high power fans  produce air flow at speed up to 310 km/h (which enables floating freely in the air). You can board the replica of the Boeing 737-800 passenger cockpit. With the help of instructors, you will see what the pilots of passenger planes face during the key stages of their flight. You can choose from 2,400 available airports and many flight scenarios. Facebook pageWebsite in English.

The NBA Exhibition – an interactive exhibition presenting the culture, history and lifestyle associated with the NBA
Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser, Plac Konesera (Praga). Online tickets. The bespoke touring exhibition will provide fans of all ages with multiple touch points to interact with the NBA. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in customized activations including VR experiences, an opportunity to have a photo taken with the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, play the latest NBA2K22 game and much more. The exhibition also includes a 50+ pieces display of rare and autographed items of NBA merchandise from players past and present. More in English. Facebook page in English. The Exhibition runs until January 31, 2022.

Eating out in one of Warsaw indoor food halls
Are you going out for lunch with a group of friends or family, but everyone wants something different? Sounds familiar? Food halls will settle restaurant selection fights. They offer a wide variety of ethnic cuisines and local restaurant concepts. A great solution for breakfast, lunch or dinner in a group – everyone orders from a different restaurant and eats at a common table. Click here to read our post featuring food halls in Warsaw (Elektrownia Powiśle, Hala Gwardii, Hala Koszyki, Browary Warszawskie – Warsaw Breweries, Fabryka Norblina).

Cosmos Discovery – Space Exhibition 
Location: Muzeum Nowa Praga, Jagiellońska 82A Street (Praga), Location on Google map. Open every day 9 am – 8 pm. Tickets to be purchased onsite or online. Children up to 6 free entrance. The exhibition shows the development of space flights from the first historical attempts up to today’s missions. It features 200+ original objects from the United States, Russia, and Poland. The Exhibition’s Museum website in PolishFacebook event in Polish. The Exhibition runs from September 15 until October 31, 2021. There are 2 versions of the audio guide: one intended mainly for adult visitors and high school students. The second version is simplified and fun in the form of a boy-astronaut conversation, this version is suitable for children under the age of 14. Both versions of the audio guide are also available in English. The Exhibition runs until February 27, 2022.

Bowling in Warsaw
Try to pronounce bowling in Polish: kręgle! Bowling is relatively new entertainment in Poland, but many Poles – children and adults – have come to love bowling. Selected bowling alleys in Warsaw: Hulakula in Praga (website in English), MK Bowling in Galeria Młociny shopping center/Bielany (website in Polish), 7 Club in Praga (website in Polish), Arco in Ochota (website in Polish), Kręgielnia TB in Ursynów (website in Polish), Kręgielnia TB in Włochy (website in Polish), Kręgielnia TB in Ochota (website in Polish), Kręgielnia TB in Gocław/Praga (website in Polish), Kręgielnia TB in Saska Kępa (website in Polish).

A visit to the museum – a good idea to escape the rain and cold
Too cold to stay outside? Another rainy day? It’s time to visit the museum! Explore the city with our list of museums and galleries in Warsaw. Click here to read our post about museums and galleries in Warsaw – there’s one to suit every interest and many of them are free to visit. The list includes for example – The Museum for Children, Warsaw Railway Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Warsaw, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Chopin Museum in Warsaw, Museum of Life under Communism.

Ice skating – indoor ice rink 
Location: Torwar, Łazienkowska 6A Street (city center). The season usually starts at the end of September. The 2021/2022 season began on September 23. Opening hours: Tuesday 8 pm – 9.30 pm, Thursday 8 pm – 9.30 pm, Saturday 6.30 pm – 8 pm, Sunday 11 am – 12.30 pm (including a separated area for kids) and 6.30 pm – 8 pm. During each slot, there is a rental and a sharpening room available. Website, info about ticketsonline tickets, and Facebook page.

Festive illuminations and lights displays in Warsaw in the 2021/2022 season

This year (already in November!), two new illuminations outdoor displays will be on in Warsaw. Both in the botanical gardens – in the botanical garden in the city center next to the Łazienki Garden and in the botanical garden in Powsin (a few kilometers south of Warsaw).

Traditionally, Christmas illuminations on the streets of Warsaw and a huge Christmas tree on Plac Zamkowy are lit in the first week of December (and are on until mid-February).

You will find detailed information about Warsaw illuminations festivals in the 2021/2022 season in our post: Light displays in Warsaw: festive illuminations, lights festivals, and decorations in Warsaw during the 2021/2022 season.

“The Royal Garden of Light” – illuminations festival in Wilanów Palace Garden

October 9, 2021 – February 27, 2022

“The Royal Garden of Light” (Królewski Ogród Światła) is Warsaw’s must-see sight in autumn and winter evenings and both adults and children will love it. It’s located in the gardens of a baroque royal palace called the “Polish Versailles”, in the Wilanów district of Warsaw. The Wilanów festival is a unique open-air exhibition with thousands of diodes forming tunnels, trees, installations, and sculptures. The illuminations are accompanied by classical music and mappings on the palace façade (3D shows featuring sounds, images, and lights).

A new light display for the first time in Warsaw in the 2021/2022 season: “Garden of Lights – Peter Pan”

November 5, 2021 – February 27, 2022

In the 2021/2022 season, a new outdoor exhibition of illumination will be opened for the first time in the Botanical Garden in Powsin, a few kilometers south of Warsaw. The main theme of the fairy-tale light display will be “Peter Pan”.

  • Location: Botanical Garden in Powsin, Prawdziwka 2 Street, 02-973 Powsin. The Forest Gate will be closed, the only entrance to the Garden and the light display is from Prawdziwka 2 Street. 700 paid parking spaces are available at a cost of 10 PLN (regardless of the length of your visit in the Garden of Lights). 
  • Opening hours: November 5 – January 31: 4 pm – 9 pm; February 1 – 27: 5 pm – 9 pm. Last entry: 8.30 pm.
  • Tickets are available online or at the ticket office (you can pay with a card).
  • Tickets Monday-Thursday: regular ticket 28 PLN, reduced ticket 23 PLN, family ticket 23 PLN per person, children up to 3 years old 1 PLN.
  • Tickets Friday, Saturday, Sunday, holidays: regular ticket 33 PLN, reduced ticket 28 PLN, family ticket 27 PLN per person, children up to 3 years old 1 PLN.
  • There are two eateries in the exhibition area, where you can buy, for example, fries, hot dogs, gingerbreads, hot chocolate, tea, coffee.
  • Attractions include trees decorated with half a million colored LED lights, 30 light installations, multimedia attractions (e.g. a Christmas tree made), laser shows with sound, video-mappings, photo-points.
  • A map of attractions.
  • Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Powsin Garden.
  • Facebook page. Website in Polish.
Photo source: Ogród Świateł – Piotruś Pan

A new light display for the first time in Warsaw in the 2021/2022 season: illuminated winter garden

November 27, 2021 – February 27, 2022

  • Location: Botanical Garden of the Warsaw University (Ogród Botaniczny Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego), Aleje Ujazdowskie 4 Street (city center), the garden on Google mapThe Garden is located next to the Łazienki Royal Park (in 1818, the Botanical Garden was separated from the Łazienki).
  • How to get there? By bus:  138, 143, 151, 182, 187, 188, 411, 502, 514, 520, 523, 525 (“pl. Na Rozdrożu” bus stop). By metro: “Politechnika” metro stop. By car: nearest parking spaces at Bagatela Street.
  • Open every day, 5 pm – 9 pm. The Garden is closed on December 24, 25, January 1.
  • The guests can enjoy light structures prepared especially for the Garden (incl. light sculptures of flowers, shrubs, birds, forest animals), referring to the most interesting plants in the Garden’s collection, the relationship between nature and man, but also fairy tales and legends related to nature.
  • There is a play area for children in the garden. The paths are accessible by prams.
  • Garden paths are accessible for people with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs.
  • Online tickets. Regular ticket: 37 PLN, reduced ticket for children up to 16: 27 PLN, family ticket 2+1: 90 PLM, family ticket 2+2, up to 6 visitors: 110 PLN. Children up to 5 free entrance.
  • Website in Polish. Facebook page in Polish.
  • Our tips in English on visiting the Garden.
  • In case of a bad weather forecast, e.g. very strong wind, the garden is closed. The information will be published on the Garden’s Facebook

Photo source: Lumagica Warszawa

Events in Warsaw in November 2021

The opening of the outdoor light display “Garden of Lights – Peter Pan” 
November 5. Location: Botanical Garden in Powsin, Prawdziwka 2 Street, 02-973 Powsin. Attractions include trees decorated with half a million colored LED lights, 30 light installations, multimedia attractions (e.g. a Christmas tree made of 30,000 LED lights), laser shows with sound, video-mappings, photo-points. Click here to read our tips in English on visiting the Powsin GardenFacebook event in Polish. Facebook page. Website in Polish.

Korean Film Festival  
November 5-10. Location: Kinoteka movie theater, the Palace of Culture and Science. Facebook event in Polish. Detailed agenda in Polish and Korean.

Guided tour IN ENGLISH at The Museum of Modern Art
November 6. Location: Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej, “Museum on the Vistula” Pavilion, Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 22 Street (on the Vistula bank), 2 pm, tickets 6 PLN, reduced tickets 3 PLN. The guided tour in English includes the installment of WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION festival and the “How to make a school?” exhibition. Facebook event in English. More about the exhibition in English.

Asian Food Festival
November 6. Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, plac Defilad 1, 12 pm – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

DIWALI – the Indian Festival of Lights
November 6. Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, plac Defilad 1, Ratuszowa Hall and Marmurowa Hall. 12 pm – 7 pm, tickets 10 PLN. Attractions include Bollywood & traditional dance performances, Yoga show & workshop, Indian cuisine. Facebook event in English and Polish.

DIWALI – the Indian Festival of Lights – Indian music concert
November 6. Location: Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku, Museum of Asia and the Pacific, Solec 24 Street (Powiśle), 6 pm. Tickets 35 PLN, 30 PLN. Facebook event in Polish.

Coffee and tea fair
November 6. Location: “MYSIA 3” center, Mysia 3 Street (city center), free entrance, 11 am – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

Weekend Horse Racing at Tor Służewiec Racetrack 
November 6, 7, 13, 14. Location: Tor Wyścigów Konnych Służewiec, Puławska 266 Street (Ursynów), online tickets (children up to 5 free entrance). The Służewiec Horse Racetrack is not only a horse race but also an important monument in Warsaw – the track was opened in June 1939, at that time it was the most modern and largest horse racing track in Europe. Of course, you don’t have to play sports betting if you don’t want to. It’s fun to watch the horses (sometimes you can even get up close), the children can play on the playground, you can eat something, and the race area itself is a huge green space! It is also worth paying attention to the kilometer-long wall separating the area of the Racing Track from Puławska Street, which has become a street gallery of Polish graffiti artists. Horse racing in Warsaw takes place almost every weekend, from May to mid-NovemberRace weekend calendarHow to get there? The easiest way to get there is by car, through the main gate at Puławska Street, where there is a large parking lot. You can also take tram no. 4 or 10 to the terminus. Website in English.

Art Fair (Targowisko Sztuki) – exhibition and sale of works by young artists from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw 
November 6-7. Location: Defabryka, Duchnicka 3 Street (Żoliborz). 11 am – 5 pm, free entrance. A chance to admire or buy artworks of students and graduates of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Click here to read more in Polish.

Vintage Fair – Fair of clothes, accessories, jewelry, design, vinyls, books
November 6-7. Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping center, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle), Saturday 10 am – 9 pm, Sunday 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

“Cavaliada” – international horse-riding event (competitions, fair, shows)
November 11-14. Location: Torwar sports hall, Łazienkowska 6A Street (city center). Online ticketsWebsite in EnglishFacebook event in Polish.

Ukrainian Film Festival  
November 12-18. Location: Kinoteka movie theater, the Palace of Culture and Science. Facebook event in Polish. Detailed agenda in Polish.

Festival and fair of chocolate and cacao; Festival of coffee and tea
November 13-14. Location: the Palace of Culture and Science, plac Defilad 1, Saturday 12 pm – 9 pm, Sunday 10 am – 7 pm, online tickets. Facebook event in Polish (chocolate fair). Facebook event in Polish (coffee/tea fair).

“Polish Nature Beauty Days” – Fair of natural cosmetics
November 13-14. Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping center, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle), 10 am – 9 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Railway Modeling Fair (Giełda Modeli Kolejowych)
November 14. Location: Warsaw Railway Museum(Stacja Muzeum), Towarowa 3 Street (Wola), 10 am – 2 pm (the Museum is open 10 am – 6 pm). A chance to buy model railways and trains and meet railway modeling enthusiasts. During the event reduced tickets for everyone (7 PLN, children up to 7 free entrance). The Museum website in EnglishFacebook event in Polish.

Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
November 15-21. Location: The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Anielewicza 6 Street), cinemas: Kino Helios Blue City, Kino Amondo, FINA. Click here to read more in English.

Asian Film Festival “Five Flavors”
November 17-24. Location: Kino Muranów (Andersa 5 Street), Kinoteka (the Palace of Culture and Science). Films will be screened in the original language with Polish and English subtitles. Click here to read more in English.

Russian Film Festival “Sputnik
November 18-28. Locations: Kino Luna (Marszałkowska 28 Street), Kino Iluzjon (Narbutta 50a Street). Click here to read more in Polish and in Russian. Click here to read more about “Little Sputnik” – the Festival events for children.

Opening of the winter town and Christmas fair at “OFF Brzeska” street food market 
November 20. Location: OFF Brzeska, Bazar Różyckiego, Brzeska 25 Street (Praga). Open Tuesday – Sunday, 12 pm – 8 pm. Closed on December 24-26, December 31, January 1. Local products, handicrafts, gifts, Christmas trees, food trucks. “OFF Brzeska” operates in the Bazar Różyckiego – the iconic marketplace of Warsaw’s Praga, opened in 1874. Facebook page. Facebook event in Polish.

“Niech żyje Komiks!” – fair of comic books, workshops, meetings 
November 20. Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping mall, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle), 11 am – 7 pm. Facebook event in Polish.

“Glam Vintage” – fashion fair  
November 20-21. Location: Hala Koszyki, Koszykowa 63 Street (city center), 11 am – 7 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Sunday Yoga in Łazienki Royal Garden
November 21. Location: Łazienki Royal Garden, 10 am, click here to check the meeting point (the area next to the Palace on the Isle). Families with children are welcome. There is no need to sign up. Facebook event in Polish and English.

Fair of warm sweaters and winter accessories
November 21. Location: Centrum Praskie Koneser, Plac Konesera (Praga), 11 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Poster Fair
November 26-28. Location: Hala Gwardii, Plac Żelaznej Bramy 1 (city center), Friday-Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday 10 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Christmas Fair in the Old Town
November 26-January 6. Location: Warsaw Old Town, the Warsaw Barbican area, opposite the Royal Castle. Open every day, Sunday-Thursday: 11 am – 8 pm, Friday-Saturday: 11 am – 9.30, December 25, 26, 31: 11 am – 9.30 pm, January 1: 11 am – 9.30 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish. Facebook page in Polish.

Greenville – fair of plants and natural products
November 27. Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping mall, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle), 10 am – 8 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

Christmas fair of handicraft & handmade products “Krafty”
November 27-28.  Location: Food Town, Fabryka Norblina, Żelazna 51/53 Street (Wola), 9 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Ceramics, jewelery, home design, clothes, accessories, scented candles, wooden products, toys, articles for children. Facebook page in Polish.

International Charity Bazaar
November 28. Location: PGE Narodowy Stadium, Gate 5 entrance, Al. Ks. J. Poniatowskiego 1 Street (Praga). Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm, entrance – 10 PLN donation, mask and COVID passport required. Gifts and foods from around the world. The Bazaar is organized by SHOM, the Spouses of Heads of Diplomatic Mission Association to raise funds for those less fortunate in Poland. SHOM’s website in English.

“Mamaville” Mother & Baby Expo – clothes and accessories for kids and pregnant women
November 28. Location: Elektrownia Powiśle shopping mall, Dobra 42 Street (Powiśle), 11 am – 6 pm, free entrance. Facebook event in Polish.

News from Warsaw: extension of the paid parking zone by 2 districts 

Extension of the paid parking zone in Warsaw by 2 districts (Żoliborz and Ochota) from November 15, 2021

From November 15, 2021, the entire area of Ochota and Żoliborz is covered by the Paid Parking Zone. This is the largest enlargement of the zone area in history.

The primary goal of the paid parking zone is to protect the parking needs of the zone’s residents. The residents are entitled to a subscription which entitles them to free parking. All other drivers must pay for parking. This is to encourage a shorter stopover or change to public transport, instead of leaving the car for the whole day in the paid zone. 

At the same time, public consultations are underway on changes in Saska Kępy, Mokotów and Praga-Północ streets related to the planned introduction of the Paid Parking Zone in these districts.

Weather in Poland in November

The average temperature in November in Poland is 4°C / 39°F (a bit warmer than in March). The average rainfall level in Poland in November is 41 mm. November is the coldest of autumn months in Poland but also the least rainy compared to September and October. However, November is considered by many as the rainiest time in Poland (probably, it’s because of the combination of rain, cold weather, and wind).

The length of the day drops from 9 hours 34 min. on November 1 to 8 hours 38 min. on November 30. Sunrise on November 1 will be at 6.32 am, sunset at 4.06 pm. Sunrise on November 30 will be at 7.21 am, sunset at 3.27 pm (data for Warsaw).

Nature falls asleep to survive the winter. The last gold and red leaves fall from the trees (the Polish name of the month  – listopad – means the falling leaves), it turns gray and gloomy, in the morning – frost, in the evening – rain. Nothing but snuggle comfortably at home with a steaming cup of tea (a Polish way).

Read more about the weather, changes in nature, seasonal fruits and vegetables in Poland in autumn.

Read more in our post about coping with air pollution in Poland: what is smog, why so many areas in Poland are polluted, smog alerts in Poland.

Dates to remember in Poland in November 2021

Sunday Trade Ban
In November 2021, there is no shopping Sunday in Poland. The next shopping Sunday is on December 12 and December 19. Click here to read our post about shopping Sundays in Poland in 2021. Read our post with the list of online stores in Poland delivering groceries to home.

  • November 1

A public/bank holiday in Poland – All Saints’ Day (Wszystkich Świętych
It’s a Christian holiday. In Poland, it’s also called the Day of the Dead (Święto Zmarłych) and is deeply rooted in the Polish tradition – the holiday is observed by many people in Poland, regardless of their faith and beliefs. People visit cemeteries to light candles and lay flowers on the graves of their family and friends. Often they travel long distances, in general, there is increased traffic, especially close to the biggest cemeteries. November 1 is a non-working day in Poland – schools, public institutions, most businesses and stores are closed. Shopping on November 1: stores, malls, shopping centers are closed, only some smaller local convenience stores can be open (eg. Żabka). You can always do basic shopping at gas stations (which are open 24/7).

  • November 11

A public/bank holiday in Poland – Independence Day (Święto Niepodległości)
The anniversary of the restoration of Poland’s independence in 1918. After 123 years (from the end of the 18th century until the end of World War I) of partitions by Austria, Russia, and Prussia Poland regained its independence. The national celebrations are usually held in Warsaw, at Piłsudski Square, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, with the participation of the President of Poland, other leaders and officials, and representatives of the Polish Armed Forces. November 11 is a non-working day in Poland – schools, public institutions, most businesses and stores are closed. Shopping on November 11: stores, malls, shopping centers are closed, only some smaller local convenience stores can be open (eg. Żabka). You can always do basic shopping at gas stations (which are open 24/7).

  • November 29

St. Andrew’s Day Eve (Andrzejki)
It was believed that the night of November 29 and November 30 is suitable for magic and single girls can see their future (and their future husbands). Nowadays, it’s an opportunity for big parties and a night for future telling games. The classic one is to pour hot liquid wax through a keyhole into cold water. After the wax is solidified, the shape and its shadow illuminated on the wall determines your future. The fun is to interpret the shape. Another tradition is a shoe game. Participants take off one shoe, the shoes are lined one after the other from the wall of the room to the door. The owner of the shoe that reaches the door first is the first to get married:)

Read more about public holidays and dates to remember in Poland in autumn.

Our weekly newsletter in English: What’s on in Warsaw for Kids and Families

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Foreign languages libraries in Warsaw – an interactive map by districts

In every district of Warsaw, there are libraries that are available to everyone (including foreigners), free for everyone. Just come, sign up and borrow books! Many of Warsaw’s libraries offer books not only in Polish but also in other languages – books for both adults and children. For example, the biggest library in Warsaw offering books in different foreign languages (located in Praga, Meissnera 5 Street, Facebook pagewebsite in Polish and English) has over 50,000 books, audiobooks, and films, including books for children and teenagers. Most of their collection is in English but there are also books in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian. 

How to check where libraries are located and which library in Warsaw provides books in foreign languages? There is an easy way to do that! An interactive map of Warsaw has been developed, by clicking on your district you can check the addresses of libraries that borrow books in foreign languages.

Click here to explore the interactive map of foreign languages libraries in Warsaw (by districts, a map available in Polish, English, Russian).

Foreign languages libraries in Warsaw

Grocery ONLINE shopping: stores offering home delivery in the Warsaw area

You will find the full list of online shops delivering in the Warsaw area (including fish, seafood, bread, organic products) in our post: Online grocery shopping in Poland.

The biggest supermarkets offering home delivery in Warsaw and the surrounding area

Frisco: www.frisco.pl (available in English).

Auchan Directwww.auchandirect.pl/auchan-warszawa/en (website’s interface available in English)

Carrefour: https://zakupycodzienne.carrefour.pl

E. Leclerchttps://leclerc.com.pl/

On-demand grocery delivery in Warsaw and the surrounding area

Everli/former Szopi: https://pl.everli.com/pl. On-demand grocery home delivery from Carrefour, Lidl, Biedronka, Auchan, Kaufland. You select a supermarket, order products and have your groceries delivered to your home (even on the same day) by a shopper/courier who does the shopping for you.

Glovo: www.glovoapp.com/pl. On-demand grocery delivery from Carrefour and some smaller stores. Glovo offers also home delivery from selected Warsaw restaurants and cafés.

Other stores offering home delivery in the Warsaw area

Fresh Food Shop
A company operated by an expat family living in Warsaw. Home delivery service in the Warsaw area is done every Wednesday – orders have to be placed till Monday 2 pm latest. The store offers whole fish, fish fillets, prawns, lobsters, oysters, caviar, meat and French pastries. Website (available in English).

JAVA Coffee – coffee, tea, accessories: https://javacoffee.pl/en/ (website available in ENGLISH). JAVA Coffee has a coffee point at BioBazar in Warsaw where they sell fresh roasted arabica beans for the home. JAVA Coffe also has their online shop offering coffee subscriptions and a range of coffee, teas, and other products.

Tylko Zdrowe Produkty – vegetables and fruits and other products from local producers: https://www.tylkozdroweprodukty.pl/. Delivery areas: Warsaw area. The home deliveries take place on Tuesdays (6 pm – 10.30 pm) and Thursdays (6 pm – 10.30 pm). The day before delivery, you will receive a text message informing you about the expected time of delivery (to save your time). Additionally, half an hour before the driver arrives, they’ll let you know that your order is on its way.

API Market: www.apimarket.pl. Grocery home delivery in: Warsaw, Piaseczno county (powiat), Legionowo county, Wołomin county.

A2A: https://a2a-market.pl/. Grocery home delivery in: Warsaw and the surrounding area.

Polski Koszyk: www.polskikoszyk.pl. Grocery home delivery in: Warsaw and the surrounding area.

Dorado: https://dodomu.dorado.com.pl/. Grocery home delivery in: Warsaw and the surrounding area.

E-dyskont: https://e-dyskont.pl/. Grocery home delivery in: Warsaw and the surrounding area.

Prosto z Rynku: https://prostozrynku.pl/. Grocery home delivery in: Warsaw and the surrounding area.

K&M Delikatesy: https://www.kmdelikatesy.pl/. Grocery home delivery in: Warsaw and the surrounding area.

Zielona Skrzynka: www.zielona-skrzynka.pl/ . “Zielona Skrzynka” delivers fruit and vegetable boxes (eg. barbecue box, orient box, breakfast box, Italian box, herb box). There are available 2 types of boxes: a bigger one (skrzynka) and a smaller one (box). A box complements a skrzynka; free delivery of the box is only possible in combination with a skrzynka or other boxes (the minimum order value is 109 PLN). Deliveries are usually made within 1-2 days.

  • You will find the full list of online shops delivering in the Warsaw area (including fish, seafood, bread, organic products) in our post: Online grocery shopping in Poland.

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