Antón Martín is the nearest station to the hip Calle de las Huertas, a long street full of bars, cafes and nightclubs which tourists and locals alike flock to every night. Together with nearby Plaza de Santa Ana, visitors will be sure to find a nightspot to suit their tastebuds. Jazz fans are well-served with Café Central in the Plaza and Populart on Huertas, who have live bands every night of the week. If you’re just out for a dance to some cheesy Europop, there are plenty of bar promoters who’ll tempt you in with offers of free drinks.
This area is also known as the literary quarter, the ‘Barrio de las Letras’, so look out for quotes from famous writers lining the streets. To soak up this culture, the Prado museum is an easy stroll away, or you can try the nearby Filmoteca for some classics of Spanish cinema, or browse the unique bookshops.
Travellers on a budget are well served by nearby hostels and rental apartments. For luxury, try staying at the ME Madrid in nearby Plaza de Santa Ana, or simply head to the rooftop bar for fantastic views of the city and the chance to rub shoulders with Madrid’s young and wealthy.