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What’s your favourite Czech place in London?

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Since the Prague Spring of 1968, there’s been a steady climb in the number of Czechs in London, although many of Czechoslovakia’s Jewish population had already arrived here fleeing Nazi Germany in the ’30s. EU freedom of movement has increased the number of Czechs here further, with the most expats living (according to the 2011 census) in Barnet, especially Golders Green, Finchley Road and Highgate. There’s even a Czech pelican in St James’s Park: Vaclav, born in Prague Zoo. And there’s plenty of Czech culture to celebrate in our city.

So tell us: what’s your favourite Czech place in London? Let us know about the deli bursting with rohlíky rolls and knedlíky dumplings, your favourite restaurant serving up heartwarming Czech classics or that corner bar hosting Bohemian folk nights. Give us your hitlist in the comments box below, and we’ll include the best suggestions in Time Out London magazine.
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Petra J

There is an off licence shop in Notting Hill Gate, opposite Starbucks Coffee and next to the Prince Arthur pub, which has a small Czech section at the back. Mila susenky, hladka, polohruba a hruba mouka, Kofola etc. I was so happy to discover this as I live near by! 

Jana F

The Czechoslovak Restaurant in West Hampstead. Always feel like I am transported back home. Cheap beer, huge portions of delicious food for Czech prices. Has an incredible history too - started as a place for Czech soldiers fighting in the British army during the WWII, just makes me proud to be Czech!

Zeibura K

I always liked this place on Kingsland road – only place I know of in London that does slivovice and the other various fruit brandies. And has a wide selection of Czech beers too.