Welcome to the In Your Pocket Directory, an A to Z list of useful addresses. Within the Directory you'll find car rental, business services, sports and much more.

Beauty & Spas

All your spa needs - just peruse and use the drop-down menu just there on the left.

24-hour pharmacies

Solariums & Beauty salons


Hopefully it'll just be a gas, gas, gas...


Help lines



Relax. These hands have got you covered.

Medical centres

The Czech medical system is partially government-run and partially private, and there are a number of Western trained doctors now operating in Prague. 

Here is the list of some private clinics and hospitals, that offer help to foreigners who need assistance in English or other languages. Some the medical centres also have 24-hour phone numbers, that you can call if you should require immediate help.


Contact lenses (in Czech čočky, literally translated as lentils). The following can help with your lentils or the the more old-fashioned spectacles.


Pharmacies, a.k.a. lékárna, are all over the place - here are just a few.


Obviously check the hygiene situation as well as the artsistic ability of your chosen tattooist.

Business directory

For all your business needs peruse and use the drop-down menu just there on the left.


Architects & Interior design


Opening a bank account in the Czech Republic is relatively easy, though it does depend on the bank. ČSOB, KB and Česká spořitelna offer English speaking help desks in their branches in central Prague.

Chambers of commerce

Computer services

Language schools

Learn to speak another language and even to teach another language.

Couriers & Messengers

Real estate

Finding a small space to call your own can be tricky. Demand is high and supply is low - economists we may not be, but the effects of this seem fairly evident, even to us. Alternatively, if you're looking for office space you're definitely in a buyer's market. The Czech language classified paper Annonce publishes an accommodations issue every week. Many of the expat establishments such as laundrettes, as well as cafés and bars have notice boards where you can find private ads. Here are the main real estate agents. A complete list of agents can be found on line at


The best newspaper for hiring Czech staff is Mladá fronta Dnes. They have specific days for job adverts and the staff, for a fee, will translate your adverts from English. There is also a section in classifieds where people looking for work can advertise. The best resource for finding English speaking staff is The Prague Post; Of course the internet is increasingly the best place to find those companies looking for talent. One of the best specialising in Prague is

International schools


Peruse and use the drop-down menu just there on the left for all your Media options.

Czech magazines

Yes, they are in Czech, but ...

Czech newspapers

If your language is up to it, or you just like looking at the pictures, these are the main Czech newspapers in the city.

Foreign press & Websites


The Czech radio scene is well established and very popular. The only local English language station is Radio Free Europe, although there is always the BBC and Radio 1 and Expres Radio have limited English language programmes.
For in-depth reports on Central and Eastern European affairs you can subscribe free to their RFE's newsletter. Just send an email to with the word 'subscribe' as the subject line of the message. There is a daily round up of the news at 09:45 and 21:30 Mon-Fri on 101.1 FM. You can also download the report from the internet at All frequencies are in FM unless otherwise stated.


There are four main television stations in the Czech Republic, two state and two commercial. In addition there is a city cable TV broadcaster which is available free for apartments with a satellite dish.


All your official needs - peruse and use the drop-down menu just there on the left.

Government offices

Foreign representations


All your sporty needs - peruse and use the drop-down menu just there on the left.



There are lanes all over the city, but be warned if you are a purits that some of the smaller ones are not at all plush, and pins are often attached with string.


It might be a landlocked country but that's exactly why the Czechs like to go to the beach and dive.

Extreme sports

Fun and games, until somone gets hurt...

Fitness centres


All the following Prague teams now play in the Czech Republic's premiere league, the Gambrinus liga.


The big game with the little balls is becoming as popular here as anywhere else. Find out more about all the best Czech golf courses at our partner golf webserver Featuring detailed information, interesting places, itineraries, Czech golf news, golf tournaments and much more...

Horse racing

Not too shabby at their horses, the Czechs...

Ice hockey & Skating

The Czech Republic is one of the few countries to have a sport more popular than football, but being regular world champions at ice hockey have, not surprisingly, made it the national sport. They first won the world title in 1947 and took the title six times as Czechoslovakia before carrying on as the Czech Republic (five times, including 2005). The ELH (Extraliga ledního hokeje) containing 14 clubs, begins every September. The two Prague giants, Sparta and Slavia, are traditionally strong in this of course but have been overshadowed by the mighty Vsetin. A small industrial town close to the Slovak border, Vsetin was dawdling in the lower leagues until they were bought by Slovenian petroleum company Slovnaft in the early 1990s. Whilst all the top Czech players were following the carrots being dangled in the US, Vsetin snatched the best of the Russian and Slovak players. The formula money + sports club = success works a treat still and Vsetin have won the league five years out of the last six. Tickets to games are cheap (50 - 120Kč) and can be bought at the stadium.



Prices will vary, but expect to pay around 200Kč a court. Cheapskates should play during the early hours of the weekday. Fat cats can afford to squash their opponents on weekends and evenings.

Swimming pools

Indoor and outdoor.


All the following have indoor and outdoor courts. The outdoor courts are not supposed to open officially until May 1, but if the weather is good they sometimes open earlier. Prices vary but expect to pay around 350Kč an hour for a court.

Useful addresses

And all the rest you can find here - just peruse and use the drop-down menu just there on the left.


These listings are for your information only. You should check the background and references of anyone you are thinking of leaving your children with.

Film development

Film might be old skool but, but if you are, so are these folks too...

Cultural institutes

For a little cultural insight...

Currency exchange

Do not believe the zero per cent commission they advertise. Shop around before changing money, and remember the best exchange rate is from an ATM (bankomat).

Emergency numbers

Expat contacts

A weird mix...


Laundry & Dry cleaning

Lost your credit card?

For lost cards in the Czech Republic, use the following numbers:

Marriage services

Need a wedding planner... who speaks Czech?




For all things great and small.


Up a little? In a little? Out a lot?


Need a place to gossip?

Where to find Prague In Your Pocket


Marriott entrance stand
Euroagentur (arrival hall)
VIP Airport lounge

Pubs and Clubs

Caffreys – Staroměstské nám.
Casino Ambassador – Václavské nám.
Dubliner – Týn
Goldfingers – Václavské nám.
Hard Rock Cafe – Malé nám.
JJ Murphys - Tržiště - Malá Strana
TGI Fridays – Na Příkopech


Hotel Ambassador – Václavské nám.
Hotel Belvedere – Milady Horákové, Praha 7
Marriott Apartments - V tůních , Praha 2
Hotel Paříž - Náměstí Republiky
Hotel Four Season - Veleslavínova


In front of the Ambassador hotel 
Jungmannovo nám
In front of Blaník - Václavské nám. 56
Můstek – Špalíček
Neoluxor bookstore – Václavské nám. 41
Czech tourism office – Staroměstské nám.
Václavské nám. 57
Václavské nám. 50
Celetná/Ovocný trh

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