Polish Embassy to take part in Open House London – the world’s largest architectural festival

Date: 09-09-2023 Hour: 11:00

Event place: Embassy of the Republic of Poland

On Saturday, 9 September 2023, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London will open its doors to the public as part of the 2023 edition of the world’s largest architectural festival, the Open House London.

Guided tours of the building at 47 Portland Place, which was once the seat of the Polish Government-in-Exile, will be a chance for visitors to learn about its fascinating history and enjoy its stunning interiors.

The building of Polish Embassy is a large terraced townhouse built by Scottish architect brothers James and Robert Adam in the late 1770s, and boasts of a long list of eminent owners, including Field Marshal Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, writer, patron of the arts and Olympic boat-racer Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis, 8th Baron Howard de Walden and 4th Baron Seaford, and coal magnate, philanthropist and Liberal MP, Sir Arthur Basil Markham. In October 1921, Polish Minister Władysław Wróblewski purchased the lease for the building on behalf of Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the residence has been the seat of the Polish Embassy ever since.

Open House London first opened in 1992 and was founded by Victoria Thornton OBE. By providing free access to architectural buildings in a city, Open House aims to make the general public aware of the benefits of architecture and design.

The Open House London 2023 listings are available to view online at: www.openhouselondon.org.uk.

Source: Polish Embassy UK Press Office


WHEN: 9 September 2023, 11.00-13.30

WHERE: Embassy of the Republic of Poland, 47 Portland Place London W1G


From the editor: Unfortunately, spaces for the tours of the Polish Embassy are fully booked.


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