Long Weekend in Budapest

Cultural influences from both East and West have left their mark on Hungary’s capital, from the grand cafes of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire to neglected statues of one-time Soviet heroes. Stuart

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Budapest Design Hot Spots

From eyewear to footwear (and not forgetting homeware), Budapest is proudly flaunting its domestic design talent. Our local correspondent Monika Jones runs down five of her favourite places to do a little

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Budapest Baths

Stuart Wadsworth visits five of Budapest’s famous bath houses, where he encounters boardgames, beers, rub downs and raves… and still allows himself plenty of scope for a relaxing soak. “This

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Budapest Kerts (Ruin Pubs)

Originally semi-legal bars set up in abandoned courtyards, Budapest’s kerts have been the city’s favourite summer hang outs for well over a decade. But today these so called ‘ruin pubs’ are evolving

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The Budapest Essentials Festival

Our resident hedonist Ben Rhodes reports back from the Budapest Essentials festival, a city-wide fiesta… that mercifully doesn’t involve tents, mosquitoes or wellies. If you have already travelled to the Hungarian

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Budapest’s Rooftop Bars

It’s altitude not attitude that matters in Budapest these days, with a host of high rise watering holes bringing new life to the bar scene. Ben Rhodes selects his favourites…

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Budapest Escape Games

Fans of The Crystal Maze and the Saw movies should hotstep to Hungary pronto… the Exit Games phenomenon has spread like wildfire throughout the capital, says Ben Rhodes, bringing claustrophobic

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The Sziget Festival in Budapest Hungary

For over a week in August every year Budapest’s Old Buda island becomes a utopia of music, games and revelry for nearly half a million to enjoy. We send Ben

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7 Cool Things To Do In Budapest

So you’ve feasted on goulash, splashed around in the baths and visited the Parliament… what now? Our local expert Taylor Geiger shares her alternative things to do in the Hungarian capital…

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Long Weekend in Eger

With a castle, basilica, synagogue, thermal baths, a tradition of wine making and even a Valley of Beautiful Women, isn’t it time we put Eger on the itinerary?  Stuart Wadsworth is the

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