Prague is all about glass. Begin by browsing traditional blown-glass pieces from local artists at Blue Praha, known for their functional yet stylish vessels
Formerly a 15th-century pharmacy, U Zlaty Koruny’s Baroque interior and approachable staff make shopping for Czech gems even more pleasurable
Spacious summer bags in daring PVC or braided leather, and calfskin wallets and travel bags for him, are popular items at Furla
In a tiny passage just off Karlova find Parazit Fashion Shop, a boutique that sells up-and-coming designers such as La Femme Mimi. All of the pieces are limited editions so you'll be taking an original piece of Prague back home.
Pause for a bite at trendy Diskafé (number 26) at the Academy of the Performing Arts, a favourite among Czech film stars, many of them alumni
Do dessert at Bon Bon where tempting, locally-made confections are available: handmade pralines, marzipan treats and traditional baked goods, as well as refreshing iced coffee
Modern glassware and crystal creations line the shelves at Kosta Boda, a tiny space that more closely resembles a fine art gallery than a retail shop. We love the Tattoo glassware by Design Ludvig Lofgren.
For a more traditional take on glass, the clear Bohemian crystal collection at Crystal World includes fine decanters, jugs and vases
U Zlatého Hada at number 18 was once the location of Prague’s first coffee house, which was established in 1714. Now it’s a charming eatery with a menu of Czech specialities.
Regular concerts take place in the stunning Mirror Chapel of the Clementinum at Karlova 1, so-called for the 18th-century mirrors that adorn its walls. It's the perfect location to enjoy a romantic evening and inject a burst of culture into your city break.
End the evening on a plush sofa at music club U Zlateho Stromu. Top international DJs and a late-night kitchen make it a hot-spot for discerning locals