Hotel Baltazar has opened in Budapest. The 11 bedrooms are layered with sumptuous textures – silks, wood, velvet, leather – and are attached to a restaurant and wine bar (baltazarbudapest.com).
The first phase of the Rives de Saône project has opened in Lyon. The riverbank through the French city is being revitalised with art installations, pathways, cafés and play areas (lesrivesdesaone.com).
Flybe passengers flying from Southampton qualify for cheap South West Trains tickets from London Waterloo – with fast-track airport security added. The £30 return saves at least £7.50 (flybe.com).