I'm Olya Polyakova. I'm not a tour guide but social entrepreneur and activist working or relating with creative spaces and modern culture scene since 2012. I used to run a flower workshop in one place in 2012, then organized charity and social events there in 2013, then I worked there with communications. It was called 'Chetvert' and it was closed with a huge media buzz by the owner so we became kind of a legend. Then we run an art space with modern art galleries and pop-up cafe in old garage for summer 2014. Now my projects use to change locations and I still know everything about creative spaces in Saint-Petersburg.
The tour is flexible according to the weather, your interests and events happening in the places. We might see the oldest art-center squatted by underground artists and musicians in early 90's, 10 year old space in the former bread factory, designers spot and modern creative spaces. I'll tell the last history of creative spaces, recommend some design shops and cozy cafe and bars. We can visit some exhibitions and sometimes events, try local streetfood. I will give you extra contacts and recommendations based on your interest. So I'll be your local guide in the scene. And we'd discuss politics, globalization and try to find something unique behind the global trends.
Dear tourists, I can't be available every day to host a tour so please don't pay for it until I confirm it with a customized (not automatic) letter.
If I can't host a tour I'd suggest you to explore yourself:
'Taiga' http://space-taiga.org/ (go any day since 1 to 9 p.m.)
Techno bars&clubs in former horsestables http://mosaique-space.com/, https://www.facebook.com/stackenschneider and non-techno Tancplowadka (weekend after midnight)
Eat and have beer in the artsy yard: Kovenskii, 14, second yard (from midday till 9 p.m.)
Design shops and bars Fontanka, 20, inside the yard (anyday, second half of the day, try something in 'Treska' bar, chill in Ziferblat)
http://www.p-10.ru/en/, early postsoviet squat, any day
http://www.loftprojectetagi.ru/en/, old and hot spot, crowdy now
http://streetartmuseum.ru/, schedule on the website, strongly recommended
|Offer for 1 person||2200 ₽||per person|
|Offer for group of 2-15 persons||1400 ₽||per person|
Loft Project Etagi
Strange bars, cafe and small spots on the way
Dvortsovaya embankment, 20, on the corner with Moshkov Lane
Creative spaces in Saint Petersburg - customer reviews
November, 21 2017
A unique and interesting tour for all those who want to see also other things than the main touristic attractions. Olya is a great and enthusiastic guide, who also gave us other tips for the rest of our stay. Warmly recommended!
September, 7 2017
August, 4 2017
We had an amazing tour with Olga :) she is a lovely guide and even better person ! She provided us with tons of information and tips we never would have found out about by ourselves. We've already been back to some of the places she showed us and they were great ! Thanks again ! <3
August, 3 2017
Idéal pour prendre le pouls de cette ville en pleine effervescence artistique. Olga est formidable! je recommande chaudement cette visite!
July, 21 2017
We had the most amazing tour of creative usages of spaces. Olya was a wonderful guide. Insightful and fun, knowledgeable and clever. We would go back again for more!
April, 30 2017
she is a great tour guide and give me many special information. If you come to st peterburg don't miss her tour!!
September, 20 2016
This was a very nice tour. Olga is so involved into everything going on that you really get a taste of the "alternative" life in Petersburg. Highly recommended. Also the process/ contact etc. is very straight forward.
August, 30 2016
Awesome way of discovering a new side of St Peter and getting in touch with the local creative industry. Olya is a great guide and really knows her ways around the creative spaces :)