A city of 15 million people, Istanbul is undoubtedly one of the world’s great cities. Situated between Europe and Asia, its cultural influences reflect its positioning between two continents and make for a truly eye-opening travel experience. Equally traditional as it is developing, the city is full of delightful idiosyncrasies that are sure to make your trip a memorable one. Spend summer days exploring on foot and enjoy the cool nights as you sit back and sip on a Turkish coffee.
A true Istanbul icon, The Soho House Istanbul is as chic as it gets in the Turkish capital. It has all the expected indulgent spa and amenities that Soho has to offer whilst maintaining Turkey’s Ottoman history and style. Located in the center of the city, the rooftop pool and bar offer unparalleled views of the city skyline. Find plush and comfortable rooms and allow the hotel to be your restful retreat after long days of exploring.
A city not typically known for great culinary delights, Yeni Lokanta is putting Istanbul on the gastronomical map. Spearheading a new Turkish kitchen movement, the team is taking local produce to create radically different dishes with recognisable ingredients. It’s traditional and unexpected all at once. Trust the knowledgeable and attentive staff and delight in the signature tasting menu. Housed in a traditional building, the restaurant channels contemporary design with touches of Aegean culture.
A refreshing take on the traditional mosque, the impressive exterior of the Sakirin Mosque is just the beginning. The first mosque to ever be designed by a woman, the structure plays with different materials and the clever use of light and glass creates a contemporary, peaceful space that cannot be found anywhere else in Istanbul.