Czech Community in London
Are you a Czech or Slovakian living in London or someone seeking Czech or Slovakian culture in the capital? Here you will find everything you need to know about Czech in London.
Arguably the biggest influence of the Czech community in London was Sir Nicholas Winton who in 1939 saved 669 Czech childrens lives by evacuating them to Great Britain with many being fostered to London homes. Taking in descendants from those saved it is estimated 6000 people are alive today as a result of Sir Nicholas Winton's actions. If you have a tissue close by search "Sir Nicholas Winton" and "This is your life" and learn the story of this truly great man known as the "British Schindler".
Czech Population in London: Estimated 15,000
Main Areas: Hammersmith, Hampstead
Embassy: 26-30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY, Ph: 0207 243 1115
Famous London Stranger: Petr Cech (Arsenal/Chelsea/Czech Goal Keeper)
Czech Restaurants in London
CzechSlovak Restaurant (West Hampstead) Czech/Slovak restaurant they serves a variety of traditional dishes and of course delicious Czech beer all with a retro Eastern European feel to it.
Czech Bars in London
Bar Prague (Shoreditch) Hip and friendly Czech bar which works as a Cafe by day and cocktail lounge at night. They also offer the largest selection of Czech beers in town.
Bar Prague (Angel) Cozy and funky sister bar to the one in Shoreditch, great place to chill out enjoy Czech's finest beers and some traditional Czech snacks.
Sonam Halusky (Sheen) Store which specialises in selling premium Slovakian and Czech products. If you can't make trip to West London you can order online.
Czech Services in London
Echo Magazine: Online magazine for Czechs living in London.
Pohyby: Online community forum for Czech and Slovak community in London.
Radio Prague: Online radio for Czech's.
Czech Community Groups/Associations in London
Czech/Slovak Society London: Facebook page to network with other Czech/Slovak expats living in London.
Czech-British Chamber of Commerce: Promotes trade and investment between the two countries and is a great resource for businesses and professionals to access important information and create business contacts through networking events.
Czech Centre: Promotes Czech interests, culture and language in the UK. Their programme covers literature, film, theatre, music, visual arts and exhibitions.