Mini guide to Kafka’s Prague
Pension U Medvídků is located on the southern edge of the Old Town, and some of this pension’s rooms retain Renaissance-era painted wooden ceilings and Gothic rafters. There’s also a historic vaulted beer hall and on-site restaurant (from £80).
Le Palais, housed in a Belle Époque building in a residential area, is a tastefully restored five-star hotel featuring frescoes, marble staircases, a spa and a gym (from £210; U Zvonařky 1).
Jet2 flies to Prague from Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Leeds-Bradford (from £60). EasyJet flies to Prague from Stansted, Gatwick and Bristol (from £100). Public transport is excellent in Prague, with a well-integrated Metro, tram and bus system. However, it’s easiest for most to explore the Old Town and Castle area on foot. Day tickets for public transport can be purchased via SMS message (from £3.50; dpp.cz). You can also buy paper tickets at stations, although not on trains (30-min tickets from 80p; dpp.cz).