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Live music? Check. Great art? Check. A friendly atmosphere and a good time during the Olympics? Check. And where can you find all this? At the Czech House.
Based in Islington at the Business Design Centre, just a seven minute ride away from the Olympic Park, the Czech national house promises to be a real treat. Open from 10am until midnight Monday to Saturday and 10am until 10pm on Sunday, there will be plenty to see and do. The house is open to both locals and Czech tourists. Admission costs £5, but you can save £2 if you order online here.
Highlights include live music from Czech stars including Markéta Mátlová, the international award-winning soprano, along with live bands such as Monkey Business, Charlie Straight and Support Lesbiens. There will also be art on display from renowned artist Michael Rittstein.
Plus, if you’re lucky, you might just meet a Czech athlete. Premier League duo Petr Cech and Tomas Rosicky, both based in London, have been invited to visit, as have some of the country’s 2012 medal hopefuls. The Czech House is also equipped with 20 large screens to enjoy all the action and make sure you don’t miss a moment.