Spas

Spas

With more thermal and medicinal water springs (118 in total) than any other capital city, Budapest can lay claim to being the ‘city of spas’. Dating back to Roman times, the city has a long history of bathing in the thermal springs but the Turkish...
Six Budapest markets

Six Budapest markets

Most first-time visitors to Budapest will have the Central Market Hall on Vámház krt. on their sightseeing list, and so they should. Opened in 1897, the building uses coloured ceramics from the famous Zsolnay factory. Inside, the huge hall is brimming with all manner of foods Hungarian, from paprika and dried meats to breads, biscuits […]

Most first-time visitors to Budapest will have the Central Market Hall on Vámház krt. on their sightseeing list, and so they should. Opened in 1897, the building uses coloured ceramics from the famous Zsolnay factory. Inside, the huge hall is brimming with all manner...
Eating out

Eating out

It is safe to say that there are restaurants in Budapest to cater to most tastes and budgets. As in many places, restaurants also come and go relatively often and this has in the past made me a little wary of recommending too many to guests who stay in our apartments. Tripadvisor does such a […]

It is safe to say that there are restaurants in Budapest to cater to most tastes and budgets. As in many places, restaurants also come and go relatively often and this has in the past made me a little wary of recommending too many to guests who stay in our apartments....

On film

We’ve just caught up with the new BBC production of The Lady Vanishes. Towards the end, we realised that we recognised the train station – yes, Nyugati, Budapest! A quick check showed that in fact, the whole film was shot in Hungary, with shooting based at the Stern Film Studio just outside Budapest. Budapest appears […]

We’ve just caught up with the new BBC production of The Lady Vanishes. Towards the end, we realised that we recognised the train station – yes, Nyugati, Budapest! A quick check showed that in fact, the whole film was shot in Hungary, with shooting based at...

Macarons, macaroons

If you happen to be staying in an apartment in Budapest on 13th March, why not pop down to the Akvarium club and visit Macaron Day Hungary 2013! This event apparently builds on the success of the first Macaron Day Hungary last year and promises to be a must for macaron lovers everywhere. More information […]

If you happen to be staying in an apartment in Budapest on 13th March, why not pop down to the Akvarium club and visit Macaron Day Hungary 2013! This event apparently builds on the success of the first Macaron Day Hungary last year and promises to be a must for...

Taste Buda

If you happen to be in Budapest between 16th and 18th November, may we suggest the 4th Handmade Hungarian Tastes Fair, held at the Millenaris, Budapest. The Millenaris is a great space for exhibitions and fairs like this one and has a metal sculpture of an apple core in the grounds. The fair itself is […]

If you happen to be in Budapest between 16th and 18th November, may we suggest the 4th Handmade Hungarian Tastes Fair, held at the Millenaris, Budapest. The Millenaris is a great space for exhibitions and fairs like this one and has a metal sculpture of an apple core...