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empty bench seating at the riegrovy sady beer garden during the pandemic

Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden and Park

Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden and Park If you look at a map of Prague and you find the main train station located roughly at the top and to one side of Wenceslas Square then you’ll notice that behind the station is a large green area that takes up approximately eleven hectares of land. This is … Read More

The Plaque to Thomas Vokes and William Greig on the Na Smetance School in the Prague vinohrady district

Thomas Vokes and William Greig

Thomas Vokes and William Greig, Scottish Heroes of the Prague Uprising On May 5th 2021 a memorial plaque was unveiled at the Na Smetance primary school in the Prague 2nd District of Vinohrady. Strangely it commemorated two British soldiers called Thomas Vokes and William Greig who fought with the Czechs during the Prague Uprising exactly … Read More

aerial map of prague showing bend in river and bomb site locations

Prague World War Two Bombings

Prague World War Two Bombings On the Walking Tours people invariably ask that given the stunning beauty and historic architecture, was Prague bombed in the war? So, specifically the Old Town was not bombed but the city was bombed on a total of 3 occasions. Setting the Scene The tide has turned. The allies are … Read More

TonyAdams Prague Barber Shop

TONYADAMS Prague Barber Shop in Vinohrady I remember the days of walking into a barber shop in my home town, waiting in a queue of 10 people, reading a five year old gardening magazine, then being called over to a seat for my 15 minute haircut and then out the door. I have to say … Read More

Prague Burlesque at the Theatre Royal

Prague Burlesque at the Theatre Royal First a bit about the venue as it reflects the fortunes of the country itself. It opened in 1929 as the Maceška Theatre (later renamed to Illusion) at the height of what was called the First Republic in an age of Vaudeville, Cabaret and Burlesque. I’ve previously described it … Read More

University of New York in Prague – UNYP

University of New York in Prague – UNYP This is not NYU. The University of New York in Prague is a private business. It’s the largest English Language higher education institute in the country and has only existed as an accredited higher education institution since 2001 but it’s strength is in it’s partnerships. You’ll see … Read More

Czech University of Economics – VSE

Prague University of Economics – VŠE VŠE (Výsoka Škola Ekonomika) started out life in 1919 known as VŠO (Commercial College) which was originally part of the Czech Technical University. It taught banking, wholesale trade and company organisation. Post-war 1949 it formed as a university for the first time and was called the University of Political … Read More