➔ LOT Polish Airlines, Business Class, Embraer E190, London Heathrow – Warsaw
➔ Warsaw: City Guide
➔ Westin, Warsaw
➔ LOT Polish Airlines, Business Class, Boeing 737-800, Warsaw – London Heathrow
When arriving into the city from the airport, you will most likely be at Warsaw Central Station. No matter which exit you take, you will struggle to miss the 778ft Palace of Culture and Science.
Head across the road for a closer look. There is a reasonably good park that the building sits in, so go for a wander!
Carry on heading away from the station until you reach a main road. One you hit this, cross over and turn left past a row of shops. There are a few cafes along there which you can stop off at… but I carried on going.
After a few hundred metres, you’ll reach Saxon gardens on your right. In the summer it’s a very pleasant space to spend some time. During my time there, it was a very handy place to shelter from the rain…
Towards The Old Town
As you head out the other side, you’ll be heading towards the old town.
Upon leaving the park, head left along the road – or more officially, the Royal Route.
Again, many places along here to stop for a bite to eat or a cup of coffee if you want to. Around halfway along this road, you’ll pass the presidential palace.
At the end of this road, you’ll hit the old town. This features the Royal Castle and the usual Old Town furniture. Again, many places to grab a snack or something more substantial in this area.
If you follow the flow of the pathway to the left, a few hundred metres further on, you’ll find yourself in the Old Town Market Place. A very touristy area!
As you head out of this area, you’ll eventually reach the walls of the old town…
And That’s That
…And this is where the tour ended on this occasion. I had intended on carrying on this route to see an area of the city I hadn’t visited before. However there was a rather big black cloud heading in the direction of the city. I didn’t much fancy a soaking, so power walked to the hotel. I just about made it! And the rain carried on for the rest of my stay, so there wasn’t too much more exploring.
Adjacent to the central station, there is a rather large shopping centre. So that’s what took care of dinner during my time in Warsaw. Nothing too exciting really. I have eaten Polish food before, and if I’m honest, it didn’t blow me away all that much. So won’t go out of my way to eat it again.
The city of Warsaw certainly looks more impressive after dark!