Venue of the Month: Ognisko, South Kensington

South Kensington’s iconic Exhibition Road is home to a real hidden gem of a venue – Ognisko.

Offering event space in the form of a first floor ballroom, Ognisko is an elegant, light venue which can accommodate up to 200 guests for parties, or 150 for seated dinners. The room can also be split into smaller spaces, suiting more intimate dinners and drinks receptions for 40-80 guests.

The wow factor here comes in the form of the venue’s impressive terrace, which overlooks stunning gardens – making this a stand-out choice for summer entertaining. Catering too offers something out of the ordinary at Ognisko, with party, buffet and canapé menus all provided by the venue’s ground floor restaurant.

Ognisko is home to Ognisko Polskie, The Polish Hearth Club, which was founded in 1940 as a sanctuary for Polish nationals following the Second World War. The venue has since become a centre of social and cultural life for London’s Polish community.

Ideal for events with a touch of bespoke charm, Ognisko’s first floor Ballroom is suited to anything from weddings and parties to corporate events and private dinners.

To find out more about events at Ognisko please contact us on 020 7940 6090 or email