48 Hours in... Budapest

Steve Dinneen
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Where to stay
Brody House is a great reflection of the new, young Budapest. You don’t just get a room – you get an “inspiring space”, and it’s as well known for its parties as its suites. The rooms are beautiful in their own right, though, with a cool, shabby-chic vibe. brodyhouse.com
Where to go
SzĂ©chenyi Baths are perhaps the most famous thermal baths in a town that’s famed across the world for them. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor pools at a vast range of temperatures.
Where to drink
If you want to hang with the cool kids, you want to find a “ruin bar”. These are located in formerly abandoned buildings – usually grand old townhouses – and tend to attract artists and designers. We recommend Szimpla Ruin Bar
Kazinczy utca 14, +36 20 261 8669
Where to eat
Hungary isn’t renowned on the international stage for its cuisine, but there are decent places if you know where to look. You’ll get a nice, affordable meal at Spinoza Cafe, and there is live music, too. spinozacafe.hu