City guide

Király utca

Photo : Juhász Norbert / We Love Budapest
Király utca, forgalom

Mile-long Király utca is always buzzing. Running parallel to Andrássy út, this historic street is a modern retail and party hub in the heart of Pest. Filled with cool design shops, little boutiques, galleries and endless eateries and bars, Király is a perfect place to wander day or night. The street provides easy access to the Gozsdu Udvar passageway, a permanently busy hive of bars, restaurants and a weekend market. For more refined entertainment, the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music is found just off Király, too. Once you cross the Grand Boulevard, the Nagykörút, Király sheds its tourists and becomes an intriguing stretch of secondhand vinyl outlets, antiquarian bookstores and an ever-increasing number of interesting bars.