Urban Travel Blog

Author: Lisette Allen

Lisette is a Prague-based freelance journalist whose work has been featured in Guardian Travel, easyJet Traveller and Wizzair Magazine. An expert on cafes, she loves nothing more than tucking into a big slice of cake in bohemian surroundings.


Holešovice has been my home for the past two years. It’s gritty but not grotty; up-and-coming but not yet gentrified beyond all recognition. Traditionally, it’s a working class district: every day on my way to the tram stop I walk past a plaque commemorating where the Czech Communist Party elected Klement Gottwald their leader.