Time Out Ranks Prague’s Letná Among Coolest Neighbourhoods in the World

Letná in Prague 7 has been named among the 51 Coolest Neighbourhoods in the World to visit right now by Time Out.

“Although it’s just across the River Vltava from Prague’s densely packed Old Town, vibrant Letná offers great contrast – notably thanks to its abundance of open space. In 1989, hundreds of thousands of Praguers huddled together at Letná Park in sub-zero temperatures to finish off communism,” describes David Creighton.

“Today, on summer evenings, they play sport, have picnics, or head to the Letná beer garden for a drink with fabulous views of the Old Town below. The wider neighbourhood (along with neighbouring Holešovice) is part of Art District 7, and the Trade Fair Palace showcases modern art and merits a visit for the functionalist architecture alone. Of all Prague’s districts, Letná has notably bounced back since 2020, and the numerous eateries and independent shops are evidence of its strong local spirit.”

The perfect day

Grab brunch at Café Letka, then work it off by exploring the neighbourhood’s other green space: ancient Stromovka Park. Refuel with some locally-sourced international fare at The Farm Urban Kitchen and Coffee and take in a gallery or museum – the National Technical Museum, complete with a crop of vintage Škodas, is much more fun than it sounds. Take an afternoon pause for coffee and gooey cake at Alchymista before a movie at the old-school Bio Oko cinema. For accommodation, try Mama Shelter hotel, where brutalist-style communist-era luxury gets a funky makeover.

Plan your trip

There’s always something going on at Letná Park, including the summer Letní Letná theatre and circus. Or check the schedule of big-hitter exhibitions at the Trade Fair Palace.


The 10 coolest neighborhoods in the world according to Time Out:

  1. Colonia Americana, Guadalajara, Mexico
  2. Cais do Sodré, Lisbon, Portugal
  3. Village Wat Bo, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  4. Ridgewood, New York, USA
  5. Mile End, Montreal, Canada
  6. Barrio Logan, San Diego, USA
  7. Shimokitazawa, tokyo, Japan
  8. Clifftonville, Margate, England
  9. Barrio Yungay, Santiago, Chile
  10. Cours Julien, Marseille, France
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