UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)



Welcome (ZAPRASZAMY!) to “The Polish Trails in London”

polish east European walk…

See The Polish Trails in London website

There are many Polish trails in London. Since the 19th century, London has been a place of a large concentration of Polish communities and many things of Polish origin happen in this amazing European capital.

You already know many Poles who have left their mark in the all-embracing city of London, among whom there are:

Frederic Chopin, whose statue you can visit at the South Bank - For more information, visit the Music Trail
Chopin Southbank…
Copernicus (Mikołaj Kopernik), who has his own plaque at Imperial College and his own page on the London Science Museum website. 

Józef Korzeniowski, better known as Joseph Conrad, the famous author of The Heart of Darkness

You will find his plaque at 17 Gillingham Street, Westminster SW1

Joseph Conrad…

Marie Curie Skłodowska, the Polish Scientist and double Nobel-Prize winner who now names the well-known charity Marie Curie Cancer Care, with locations all over London

Marie Curie Cancer Care…

      Igor Mitoraj, sculptor and artist, whose intriguing works you can visit at Canary Wharf. The artist died last October. Read more in The Guardian

      See also Traces of Time by Igor Mitoraj at ContiniArtUk Gallery in London


      Such Polish Trails in London are traced by this website and The Polish Trails in London” website.

      This Project presents various events, people, books, and organisations of Polish origin and for Polish communities. It has been made to present Polish faces of London for everybody who wants to know a little bit more about Poland, Polish language and culture or/and Polish friends.