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The 22 best things to do in Budapest

The 22 best things to do in Budapest

Budapest is a city that ticks all the boxes, no matter your desires. The Hungarian capital might be your new favourite city if you want thrilling nightlife that stretches across days. Travellers searching for genre-defining art and culture will find their plates full, while the use of the plate analogy was very much intended. Food? Everywhere, and delicious.The best things to do in Budapest cover all this and more. This is a city where hangovers are soothed in outdoor spas, where world-class street food sidles up to gourmet greatness without batting an eyelid. Budapest is one of the most important cities in Europe. It also happens to be one of the most exciting. RECOMMENDED: the best hotels in BudapestRECOMMENDED: the best Airbnbs in Budapest RECOMMENDED: The best attractions in Budapest

The 11 very best Budapest nightlife spots

The 11 very best Budapest nightlife spots

Ruin bars, sleek cocktail joints, retro clubs, cultured wine bars: the list goes on and on. In no time at all, Budapest has not-so-quietly become one of the best nights out in Europe. The Hungarian capital is a hub of after-hours mayhem, offering plenty from late at night until, well, late in the morning. There is a lot to love about Budapest – the impressive array of attractions and beloved thermal spas, to start with – but hitting the dancefloor is arguably the number one thing to do in the Hungarian capital. Forget Berlin, London and the rest, Europe’s reigning party capital is smack-bang in its heart. RECOMMENDED: 🏢 The best hotels in Budapest🏡 The best Airbnbs in Budapest🍽 The best restaurants in Budapest

The 10 best restaurants in Budapest right now

The 10 best restaurants in Budapest right now

Smack-bang in the heart of Europe, the best restaurants in Budapest celebrate cuisine from all corners of the continent. Eating in the Hungarian capital is a real joy, whether you find yourself in a Michelin-star stunner or picking up delicious street food after a night in one of the famous ruin bars. Eating well is an integral part of the perfect day in Budapest: once you’ve check out all the things to do and relaxed in an outdoor spa, it’s time to get your sustenance before hitting up some of the best nights out in Europe. And of course, make sure to sample some traditional Hungarian paprika dishes while you’re at it. Egészségére!

Best things to do in Haworth right now

Best things to do in Haworth right now

The hilltop village of Haworth in Yorkshire is nestled in the stunning South Pennines. Known for producing British literature’s most famous female writing siblings, the Brontë sisters, it’s no surprise that the spot – pretty but weather-beaten with wild and rugged edges – has inspired some stirring literature. But there’s more to Haworth than its wuthering heights, like a postcard-perfect high street and vintage village life vibes. So whether or not you want cosy pubs, local art, stunning parks or a ride on a steam train, Haworth has plenty going on right now.  RECOMMENDED: Check out nearby York, Leeds and Harrogate

15 truly amazing things to do in Rye

15 truly amazing things to do in Rye

It was once one of south-east England’s most important ports. Today, Rye retains a historic charm while attracting a hip crowd looking for a seaside getaway. With a rich history of smuggling and maritime conflict, there’s plenty to sate culture buffs, while those keen on eating and drinking the very best in local produce won't leave disappointed. Whatever your tastes, Rye’s quirky shops, medieval inns and cafés have got you covered. Throw in glorious outdoor spaces and a day here is guaranteed to have a soothing effect on the soul.  RECOMMENDED: More brilliant things to do around SussexRECOMMENDED: The best Airbnbs in Rye

16 things to do in Ludlow

16 things to do in Ludlow

Nestled in the Shropshire Hills, the historic market town of Ludlow seems to have it all within its cosy reaches: a huge ruined castle, hundreds of listed buildings, cobbled streets and world-class restaurants. It's also the ideal base for country strolls that end in pints of ale in snug, old pubs or - alternately - newly established breweries. Switching off is guaranteed, as Ludlow’s streets are rarely crowded. That is, unless you visit (along with 20,000 others) for its annual food festival.  RECOMMENDED: Discover Cheltenham, Cardiff and Snowdonia. 

4 London days out to suit any budget

4 London days out to suit any budget

You don’t have to fly abroad to feel like a tourist for the day. From food freebies to cultural experiences, boat rides to cheap swims – head to a new bit of the city and explore what's on offer there. Here are four adventures in the city to suit any budget

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Things you only know if you’re a midwife

Things you only know if you’re a midwife

…according to Memuna Sowe. Cultural beliefs shape each and every pregnancy ‘Working in south London, I’m exposed to many different cultures and some interesting beliefs. Certain women won’t use water after giving birth as they believe it’s bad luck, and other cultures believe a woman can’t leave the house for 41 days following birth. I educate every new mother about infection, but also make sure to respect their way of life.’ Being pregnant is rough when you’re homeless ‘I am the lead midwife in Homeless Health in Croydon, and I often see women very late in their pregnancy. I need to make sure they trust me in a very short space of time. Some homeless women won’t disclose that they are pregnant until their bump shows, and if they’re asylum seekers, they’re sometimes put off from getting pregnancy care due to fear of the authorities. I’ll often see them in the street and urge them to come to appointments the next day, or give them my contact details in case they get moved to another area.’ Dire circumstances don’t always stop people being kind ‘When I was pregnant, many of the homeless women I worked with spent their appointments asking about me and my baby. I was like: it’s my job to check up on you! Those little things make my job worth it.’ Midwifery gives you perspective on life ‘I moan so much less now than before I became a midwife. And when my kids complain about little things, I do get frustrated. If they don’t want to eat their food, I tell them about the homeless pre

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