• View from Portland Place
  • Main Entrance Hall
  • Drawing Room
  • Dining Room
  • Music Room
  • Small Drawing Room

Embassy of the Republic of Poland

James and Robert Adam

place
47 Portland Place, W1B 1JH

Travel Information

subway
Nearest tube: Great Portland Street, Regent's Park
train
Nearest train: Marylebone
directions_bus
Bus routes: 453, 88
Georgian townhouse built by Robert and James Adam in the years 1776-1780 is a fine example of the Adam style of Neoclassical interior design. Seat of the Polish Embassy in London since 1921, it also houses a collection of Polish artworks.

Access

Tuesday 15th

event
  • Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary (Outdoor exhibition) (Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary: 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a battle which turned the tide of the Second World War and saw the few sacrifice their lives for the many. Fighting alongside the British and Commonwealth airmen were 145 Polish pilots, who made considerable contribution to the Allied effort against the Luftwaffe, with thousands of Polish airmen supporting them on the ground. To mark the special occasion , the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London proudly presents iconic photographs which tell the story of Poles in the Battle of Britain and capture the unique Polish spirit. )

Wednesday 16th

event
  • Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary (Outdoor exhibition) (Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary: 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a battle which turned the tide of the Second World War and saw the few sacrifice their lives for the many. Fighting alongside the British and Commonwealth airmen were 145 Polish pilots, who made considerable contribution to the Allied effort against the Luftwaffe, with thousands of Polish airmen supporting them on the ground. To mark the special occasion , the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London proudly presents iconic photographs which tell the story of Poles in the Battle of Britain and capture the unique Polish spirit. )

Thursday 17th

event
  • Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary (Outdoor exhibition) (Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary: 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a battle which turned he tide of the Second World War and saw the few sacrifice their lives for the many. Fighting alongside the British and Commonwealth airmen were 145 Polish pilots, who made considerable contribution to the Allied effort against the Luftwaffe, with thousands of Polish airmen supporting them on the ground. To mark the special occasion , the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London proudly presents iconic photographs which tell the story of Poles in the Battle of Britain and capture the unique Polish spirit. )
  • When East meets West: Japanese culture in British Architecture at 6pm (Online talk) (Architectural historian and author of acclaimed book 'Japan and the West', Neil Jackson will speak on the influence of Japanese Culture in British Architecture. This talk will also provide unique insight into the history of Japanese drawing room of the Embassy, one of the rare examples of Anglo-Japanese design still extant in London today. )

Friday 18th

event
  • Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary (Outdoor exhibition) (Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary: 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a battle which turned he tide of the Second World War and saw the few sacrifice their lives for the many. Fighting alongside the British and Commonwealth airmen were 145 Polish pilots, who made considerable contribution to the Allied effort against the Luftwaffe, with thousands of Polish airmen supporting them on the ground. To mark the special occasion , the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London proudly presents iconic photographs which tell the story of Poles in the Battle of Britain and capture the unique Polish spirit. )

Saturday 19th

Open 9am–5.30pm

outdoor exhibit 'Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary' and online events

event
  • Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary (Outdoor exhibition) (Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary: 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a battle which turned he tide of the Second World War and saw the few sacrifice their lives for the many. Fighting alongside the British and Commonwealth airmen were 145 Polish pilots, who made considerable contribution to the Allied effort against the Luftwaffe, with thousands of Polish airmen supporting them on the ground. To mark the special occasion , the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London proudly presents iconic photographs which tell the story of Poles in the Battle of Britain and capture the unique Polish spirit. )
  • Open House Film Premiere at 9am (Film) (https://open-city.org.uk/films/polish-embassy)

Sunday 20th

Open 9am–5.30pm

outdoor exhibit 'Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary' and online events

event
  • Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary (Outdoor exhibition) (Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary: 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a battle which turned he tide of the Second World War and saw the few sacrifice their lives for the many. Fighting alongside the British and Commonwealth airmen were 145 Polish pilots, who made considerable contribution to the Allied effort against the Luftwaffe, with thousands of Polish airmen supporting them on the ground. To mark the special occasion , the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London proudly presents iconic photographs which tell the story of Poles in the Battle of Britain and capture the unique Polish spirit. )

Monday 21st

event
  • Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary (Outdoor exhibition) (Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary: 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a battle which turned he tide of the Second World War and saw the few sacrifice their lives for the many. Fighting alongside the British and Commonwealth airmen were 145 Polish pilots, who made considerable contribution to the Allied effort against the Luftwaffe, with thousands of Polish airmen supporting them on the ground. To mark the special occasion , the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London proudly presents iconic photographs which tell the story of Poles in the Battle of Britain and capture the unique Polish spirit. )

Tuesday 22nd

event
  • Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary (Outdoor exhibition) (Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary: 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a battle which turned he tide of the Second World War and saw the few sacrifice their lives for the many. Fighting alongside the British and Commonwealth airmen were 145 Polish pilots, who made considerable contribution to the Allied effort against the Luftwaffe, with thousands of Polish airmen supporting them on the ground. To mark the special occasion , the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London proudly presents iconic photographs which tell the story of Poles in the Battle of Britain and capture the unique Polish spirit. )

Wednesday 23rd

event
  • Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary (Outdoor exhibition) (Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary: 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a battle which turned he tide of the Second World War and saw the few sacrifice their lives for the many. Fighting alongside the British and Commonwealth airmen were 145 Polish pilots, who made considerable contribution to the Allied effort against the Luftwaffe, with thousands of Polish airmen supporting them on the ground. To mark the special occasion , the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London proudly presents iconic photographs which tell the story of Poles in the Battle of Britain and capture the unique Polish spirit. )

Thursday 24th

event
  • Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary (Outdoor exhibition) (Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary: 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a battle which turned he tide of the Second World War and saw the few sacrifice their lives for the many. Fighting alongside the British and Commonwealth airmen were 145 Polish pilots, who made considerable contribution to the Allied effort against the Luftwaffe, with thousands of Polish airmen supporting them on the ground. To mark the special occasion , the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London proudly presents iconic photographs which tell the story of Poles in the Battle of Britain and capture the unique Polish spirit. )
  • When East meets West: Japanese culture in British Architecture at 5.30pm (Online talk: https://youtu.be/DWTGeU_Nf-8) (Architectural historian and author of acclaimed book 'Japan and the West', Neil Jackson will speak on the influence of Japanese Culture in British Architecture. This talk will also provide unique insight into the history of Japanese drawing room of the Embassy, one of the rare examples of Anglo-Japanese design still extant in London today.)
  • Piano Concert featuring the music of Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) and Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) at 6pm (Online performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=167kfeGGqbo) (To celebrate this year's edition of Open House London, distinguished Polish pianist Tomasz Lis will give an online recital at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, presenting the works by Fryderyk Chopin. This will be complemented by a couple of miniatures from the pen of Ignacy Jan Paderewski - legendary pianist, composer and statesman. Tomasz Lis is a distinguished pianist and chamber musician. He has performed in major London venues including the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, St. John's Smith Square, LSO St. Luke's Purcell Room, the Warehouse and the Chopin Society. He has appeared in a recital at the Cheltenham Music Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, Chelsea Schubert Festival and London Festival of American Music, among other places. He has also performed for the BBC Radio 3. In 2014 Tomasz released his debut album for the German Rondeau Production. The record features the Impromptus by Schubert, Chopin and Faure. BBC Music Magazine has written that 'Tomasz Lis brings brooding intensity to Chopin and his Faure illuminates an unfamiliar corner of the oeuvre'. Tomasz is also co-founder of Bespoke Tour, which organises cultural tours of Poland.)

Friday 25th

event
  • Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary (Outdoor exhibition) (Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary: 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a battle which turned he tide of the Second World War and saw the few sacrifice their lives for the many. Fighting alongside the British and Commonwealth airmen were 145 Polish pilots, who made considerable contribution to the Allied effort against the Luftwaffe, with thousands of Polish airmen supporting them on the ground. To mark the special occasion , the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London proudly presents iconic photographs which tell the story of Poles in the Battle of Britain and capture the unique Polish spirit. )

Saturday 26th

event
  • Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary (Outdoor exhibition) (Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary: 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a battle which turned he tide of the Second World War and saw the few sacrifice their lives for the many. Fighting alongside the British and Commonwealth airmen were 145 Polish pilots, who made considerable contribution to the Allied effort against the Luftwaffe, with thousands of Polish airmen supporting them on the ground. To mark the special occasion , the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London proudly presents iconic photographs which tell the story of Poles in the Battle of Britain and capture the unique Polish spirit. )

Sunday 27th

event
  • Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary (Outdoor exhibition) (Polish Airmen in the Battle of Britain - 80th Anniversary: 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a battle which turned he tide of the Second World War and saw the few sacrifice their lives for the many. Fighting alongside the British and Commonwealth airmen were 145 Polish pilots, who made considerable contribution to the Allied effort against the Luftwaffe, with thousands of Polish airmen supporting them on the ground. To mark the special occasion , the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London proudly presents iconic photographs which tell the story of Poles in the Battle of Britain and capture the unique Polish spirit. )

Design

Original design
James and Robert Adam , 1776
Type
Online, Embassy/high commission, Government
Period
Post-war, Inter-war, Georgian