Fun things to do in Prague this summer

Sumer 2024 in Prague!

So, you will be spending some time in Prague this summer. We have some great tips to help you enjoy the city and experience the best it has to offer. English-friendly, fun, and interesting: enjoy yourself! 

We don’t have tips for the obvious tourist spots. These are places we take our English-speaking friends. We are updating constantly.


English friendly exhibitions are numerous and Prague has some great ones to offer this Summer. 

Our personal recommendations are a big exhibition on Kafka at the Dox (many artists from all around the world, influenced by Franz Kafka; it even has some art by David Lynch!). It is called Kafkaesque and runs until 22 Sep 2024.

Another English friendly and very interesting exhibitions is New Realisms – Modern Realist Approaches across the Czechoslovak Scene 1918–1945 at the GHMP until 25 Aug 2024. We love the colour palettes as well as the unusual statues displayed.

Hunters of Signs is where the world of signs, symbols and ciphers comes to life – this light exhibition runs until Aug 31 in the Holešovice Market.


Farmers markets in Prague are great in Summer. For the freshest produce you can head to Holešovická tržnice (Hall 22, their page is Czech only) and for an outdoor  experience head to the famous Jiřák. The plaza is under construction but the markets are happening just next to the famous church and all the cafes around the area are open. The markets sun Wed, Thu, Fri from 8 am to 6 pm and Saturday 8 am to 2 pm. Another famous market sace it the crowded Náplavka that is open Saturdays only.

Restaurants and cafes are great these days. We currently love to eat at Kro (an informal bistro run by people with fine dining experience), local food focused The Eatery, and for a higher end of the Italian we recommend Da Matteo and Casa de Carli. Local specialities can be also enjoyed just near the Vltava river at the Kachna – this place offers duck specialities.

BBQ fans can rent a grill at Výstaviště. Book a BBQ pit and enjoy the day.


We have a list of concerts of international artists for you. The summer festivals take place mostly outside Prague but there is Metronome (20.-22.6.) and the one and only Prague Gothic Treffen (30.-31.8.) that includes the crowd favorite gothic picnic.


If you google Outdoor cinema Prague you can find the up to date schedule of these often temporary places. Regular cinemas offer a lot of English friendly too. Some have web pages where you can filter the programme and display just the English languare and English subtitles films, such as Světozor, Atlas, the huge Lucerna, the tiny Mat, Oko, Přítomnost, Evald, the artsy Aero and Pilotů (Czech page only), Ponrepo (often very old, beautiful movies), and the beautifully renovated Edison with its nice café.


Autumn tip: There are a series of theater events, rock concerts, and opera screenings in cinemas, either recorded or live-streamed straight from the venue to the cinema. If you stay longer or come back after the summer ends, be sure to check them out here.


Obviusly, summer is the time of the (touristy) outdoor theatre but there are still options. The Na zábradlí theatre (in June and from September onwards) offers shows with English subtitles for instance.


We are big fans of the Botanical Garden in Troja. With their ample spaces, you can admire the plants and sit around for hours (you can take a book and just spend time!). They also have exhibitions in their indoor spaces, such as the succulents currently on display and events like the African Culture Festival.

NB: There is also a smaller botanical garden in the heart of the city that belongs to the university. The entrance is free and you can learn about plants or just spend a few tranquil hours relaxing. Here is a map for your convenience.


Camp is an urban planning hub directly in the center of Prague, focusing on the future of cities. Visit an exhibition or learn about the newest construction projects in Prague.

Landscape Festival is running until September 30. The idea of this year’s festival is „tactical urbanism“ and „temporary land use“, ie using a space temporarily.

UTB demolition

Something else: The iconic UTB tower in Žižkov is being dismantled ant it is quite a view: we guarantee this is an unusual experience to watch it.



Our tip is the huge Výstaviště – it has a Skate plaza (that offers containers with a shower and lockers), a parkour area and a boulder area and a lot of space to roller skate.


Stalin is a popular skate / chill place at the top of the Letná hill. There is also a huge open air beer garden and a place for open air concerts.



If you like to watch the city from above, we know a few lesser known places you might enjoy.

A great new place to enjoy is the newly rebuilt green rooftop terraces of the pavilions at the Výstaviště. With 6,000 square meters to relax, a new bistro, children’s swings, and a solar-powered charging bench.


Another rooftop terrace is to be found at the functionalist Radost building near the main railway station that also houses an art cinema.

Máj is a historical shopping centre in the centre of Prague (adorned with two giant butterflies made of Spitfire aircraft fuselages) is soon to re-open for public and will offer a viewing spot that shall be unlike the others.

If you want a real high spot to look at Prague there is the observatory at the Žižkov tower. Which itself is a remarkable place but that is the touristy stuff we want to avoid.



Prague has quite a lot of second hand shops with clothers or other items. You can see them scattered all over the city. You might not know about the super stylish 60s (mods and other English stuff) place called Second Shot that has also DJ nights and other events and offers a selection of old and new clothing. Find it in the hip Žižkov district.

Second Shot

Another special place is the playful Kukmál Hilda, often open very late. They host shows and events also.


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