Travel Guide: A Weekend in Prague

I have become the friend people turn to when looking for travel advice, asking where they should go and what they should do. When it comes to Prague, I think they’re all bored of my enthusiasm and me telling them it’s the best city ever and they need to go like… NOW!

I’ve been lucky enough to visit a few times over the last three years and I couldn’t recommend it more. It has everything you could ever want from a city break; amazing food, rich history, stunning views, expansive parks and a great atmosphere.

Where to Go

Believe me, there is a lot to see in Prague. Old Town Square, whilst incredibly busy and touristic, has a great atmosphere and is home to the famous Astronomical Clock, completed in 1410. Walking over the Vltava River via the Charles Bridge allows for an amazing view of Prague Castle.

I would definitely recommend hiring a pedal boat and spending an hour just taking in the view.

Going up to Prague Castle is definitely something I’d recommend, although it is an uphill walk. Also on the same side of the river is the John Lennon Wall, which makes for the perfect Instagram shot.

One of my favourite things about Prague is the vast amounts of green space. Letna Park has  breathtaking views of the city and a great beer garden, Wallenstein Palace Gardens has beautiful peacocks roaming around and Petrin Hill has a stunning rose garden in the summer and views of the castle. Petrin is almost definitely my favourite spot in the city!Where to

Where to Eat and Drink

Prague is great value for money, especially when it comes to food. It’s possible to have a great meal for £5. My favourite places are Mr.HotDoG, where they serve the most incredible hot dogs, sliders, loaded fries and cocktails and BAR FüD where they serve a variety of Tex-Mex options. (Both also have amazing veggie options!) For breakfast, Den Noc do the best pancakes in Prague. Traditional Czech food may not be your thing, but you have to try a Trdekník, which is a doughnut-style pastry filled with fruit and sometimes ice cream. Dreamy!  Prague is famous for beer and there are plenty of beer gardens in the city to enjoy a stein. My favourite is in Letna Park. If beer isn’t your thing, Glass Bar, which is at the top of the Dancing House does great value cocktails and has the best view of the city at night. Vzorkovna is an underground bar, which albeit is rather unusual, has a unique Bohemian atmosphere and is one of the coolest places I’ve ever drank. Finally, there is Karlovy Lazne. Although this nightclub gets mixed reviews, there is something for everyone over the five floors.

How to Get Around

Prague is a well-connected city and public transport is easy to navigate. Available to buy from most tobacco stores and at some stations, there are tickets that cover the city’s buses, trams and underground. Between these, it’s possible to get anywhere in the city. I wouldn’t recommend trying to risk hopping aboard any transport without a ticket, however, as the ticket inspectors are inconspicuous and can issue hefty fines if you’re caught.

So there you have it, my guide and everything I love about Prague!