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You’d struggle find somewhere more laidback – or rather, permissive – than central Budapest. Curfews that feel non-existent, venues popping up in abandoned buildings, drinkers spilling out on to pavements, street food whichever way you turn. It all makes for a fun (and fascinating) city break for back-packers, friends, couples and young families alike. We suggest you go ASAP… before everyone else cottons on to this brilliant, mad party town.
Whether you’re set on jiggling to house at one of the city’s crumbling ‘ruin bars’, pigging out at its storied market halls or soaking up Habsburg history on an architecture tour, the best things to do in Budapest cater to all sensibilities. All we know is you’ll go away having let off as much steam as is possible – and no doubt be desperate to return. From tip-top outdoor spas and other nightlife to the best quick bites and restaurants in town, here’s how to get the most out of your time in Hungary’s fun-loving capital.
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