Király Street (or Király utca), also known as Budapest's Design Street, is filled with interior design and furniture stores, funky boutiques and modern art galleries, and is quickly becoming a trendy part of Budapest.
For some inspirational gift ideas from contemporary designers, including many talented Hungarian artist, check out the following stores and galleries. The venues are listed in order from Deák tér towards Grand Boulevard and include a couple of pit-stops for coffee or drinks.
- Arioso - home design, flowers, and French food products by La Petite Francaise (Király utca 9)
- G13 Art Gallery - works of contemporary photographers, sculptures and painters (Király utca 13)
- GOA - furniture, household items and gifts (Király utca 19-21)
- VAM Design Center - large design gallery, collectible home accessories and contemporary furniture design (Király utca 26)
- Müller Mónika Enteriőr - furniture and home decor (Király utca 28)
- Inda Gallery - contemporary art gallery (Király utca 34)
- Látomás - contemporary boutique, clothing, handbags and jewelry (Király utca 39)
- Boulevard & Brezsnyev Gallery - young artists, Central-European fine art on display (Király utca 39-46)
- Kadarka - a popular wine bar to sample Hungarian wine
- KARE - Budapest outlet of the German home-furnishing brand (Király utca 43-45)
- Kuplung - a Ruin Pub located in a former garage that maintains its original grubby appearance (Király utca 46)
- The Lab - clothing and accessories from brands like Vans, Etnies, Oakley, Eastpak and Emerica (Király utca 48)
Sirály - a bar, a café, a theatre, a gallery and a bookshop (Király utca 50)
A good time to visit Király utca is during the 'Királyi Vásár' the Royal Fair on King Street.
Getting to Király utca: Király Street begins near Deák Square. Take any of the subways (M1, M2 or M3) to Deák tér and take the short walk over to Király utca.
Insider Tip: Király utca used to be the outer boundary of the former Jewish quarter. Gozsdu Courtyard, a series of passages and courtyards connecting Király utca and Dob utca, is also located here at Király utca 11. This was once the core of the Jewish quarter with stores and workshops. Today, it's a residential complex with restaurants and cafés. Gozsdu Courtyard comes alive every Sunday during GOUBA, a weekly Sunday bazaar held from spring to fall. Don't forget that Andrássy Avenue runs parallel to Király utca and is only two blocks away.