The Grand Bazaar // The city's largest covered market

Istanbul, Turkey + GRAND BAZAAR - Istanbul this is the Bazaar the The Tea Party song "The Bazaar" is referring to, one of my favorite songs!

The Stone Mirror // These paving slabs are reflective

The Stone Mirror - Istanbul, Turkey. People named this "The Stone Mirror". The way the stone mirror reflects this building is really amazing. Definitely a place to visit.

Boncuk Meyhane in Nevizade Sokak // Great seafood restaurant, other dishes not so much

Boncuk Meyhane is located at the famous and popular Nevizade Sokak, which is just off the Istiklal Caddesi. Nevizade Sokak is one of the best places in the world for a boisterous evening meal and people-watching. Boncuk is a great choice on this street.

Galata tower // the surrounding neighbourhood is also very pretty

The Galata Tower, a medieval stone tower in the Galata/Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, Turkey,

Museum of Innocence // Where your ticket is a book; Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence

Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence - in pictures

Tombola, part of Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence In poetically well-built museums, formed from the heart’s compulsions, we are consoled not by finding in them old objects we love, but by losing all sense of Time. Real museums are places where Time is t

Soho House Istanbul // all immaculately designed

Take a Look Inside Soho House Istanbul

Mama Shelter Istanbul // Beautifully designed hotel in city centre

Mama Shelter Istanbul: Tuck into French and Turkish comfort food at the restaurant, helmed by Michelin-starred chefs.

Yeni Lokanta // Recommended restaurant

Yeni Lokanta- literally meaning 'new canteen'- is a stylish and upmarket place with a number of different rooms creating a wonderful, intimate and buzzy ambiance.

Chora Museum // Byzantine church

Chora Museum // Byzantine church

Bar with No Name // Alex Waldman's tiny cocktail bar, nameless but famous

Alex's Place, Istanbul’s Last Craft Cocktail Bar?

Istanbul Eats // Food blog, includes "culinary tours" with eating and cooking

Tophane Tarihi Taş Fırın is a family-run bakery known for its simit; they also make excellent Ramadan pide in their wood oven.