Some houses — including Jamaica's — have yet to open, but so far the gold medal goes to the Czech House, which has transformed a conference venue in north London's Islington neighborhood into a giant party playpen.
We're talking indoor basketball, pool tables, foosball, a chill-out zone, plenty of Pilsener, DJs and even the Czech funk band Monkey Business one evening. The venue scores extra points for eccentricity. Outside is a large sculpture by Czech artist David Cerny of a London double-decker bus doing push-ups. Inside, an inflatable version floats surreally over the heads of partygoers.
Scoop: Fun and wacky, but does Czech food really need to cost 17 pounds ($27) for goulash and bacon dumplings?
Gregory Katz contributed to this report. Jill Lawless can be reached at http://Twitter.com/JillLawless