Planning a trip to Istanbul? Before you go, check out these films that use this beautiful city as their backdrop

This must-see city has attractions and wonders aplenty, but where do you go when you're short on time and don't want to miss a thing?

The Turkish fashion industry has boomed in recent years, as a generation of young designers has emerged, to the recognition of an in-the-know international fashion crowd.

Tired of meze and Turkish Delight or craving the taste of home? These cosmopolitan haunts in Istanbul have just the answer

There’s much more to Istanbul than the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar, but knowing where to look is hard. Thankfully, these tour companies are here to help...

Unwind and let yourself be pampered at the city’s most glamorous new spas

Step into the labyrinth and discover a magical world of old-school shopping at Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

Take in the fresh air and sunny days with exhibitions, shows and concerts galore as Istanbul steps into springtime

Whether negotiating at the bazaar or enjoying a leisurely post-dinner chat, tulip-shaped glasses filled with piping-hot çay are sure to be proffered.

Istanbul's 'Upper East Side' is the city's fanciest district, home to chic boutiques, independent cafés and beautifully maintained outdoor spaces