Blaha Lujza tér is a station of the M2 (East-West) line of the Budapest Metro. It is a major transport junction. Tram numbers 4 and 6 (the boulevard lines, going south-west) stop here as do Express Buses 7 red (Piros 7) and 173.
The square is named after Lujza Blaha, an actress (1850–1926). The Hungarian National Theater was located on the square until 1964 when it was demolished (blown up actually) because of the subway construction.
The 111-year-old, magnificent New York Café is located at walking distance from it. It was renovated and re-opened in 2006 May by the Italian hotel chain Boscolo Hotels Inc.