A short flight from London and you’re in the vibrant and hipster city of Budapest, with a myriad of beautiful bars and relaxing spas it makes a great destination for a hen do. The city is big on art so make sure you take the time to check some out or you can just admire the city’s beautiful architecture. I was lucky enough to spend a few days in the city exploring and finding hidden gems late last year here is what I got up to…
one. lodgings – check out airbnb for reasonable priced but luxury accommodation.
two. spas – embrace the culture by spending the day at one of Budapest spas. Take the time to relax and unwind in the warm water after a night out dancing and let the natural curative minerals ease your hang over. Here are the top three spas in Budapest; Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Rudas Baths, Gellért Baths.
three. nightlife – There are loads are places to go out for a good time and its relatively cheap to! We headed to the old ruins start in Szimpla which had a good atmosphere and is tres arty and cool. We also found a lots of great wine bars but if you are short on time try Dolbo which is an old vault, or the ultra creative Telep Art Bar and Bistro. If your looking for something slightly more up market head to the lobby bar in the Budda Bar Hotel. On the hen do we went on a private boat tour along the Buda which was really fun!
four. food – there are loads of great places to eat and we recommend you try them all! We were lucky enough to get a table at M Restaurant which is run by a father and daughter team. You can even draw on the tablecloths brining out your inner child! In the Jewish quarter check out Mazel Tov which has a stunning rustic interior and to be honest we could have eaten here every night! Need a burger and beer to soak up last nights alcohol then we suggest heading to Spiler – which definitely has a Shoreditch vibe going on! For breakfast go to hipster joint Fekete – check out the green waffles mmmmmm…
five. coffee – after partying all night long we were in need for a coffee fix! We had heard great things about Hungarian coffee and it didn’t disappoint. Try out the following coffee shops; My Little Melbourne, The Goat Herder, Espresso Embassy.
six. art – if you have time its worth spending a few hours checking out the art scene. We visited the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art and enjoyed wondering around looking at the modern art. As part of the hen weekend we took part in a life drawing art class which caused lots of giggles!
So have we convinced you to hen in Budapest?! Find more hen do inspiration in our Marrakech post.
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