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Best gigs, festivals and shows in town

Nardis Jazz Club Winner of the “Best Nightclub” title in the 2003 Time Out Istanbul Eating & Drinking Awards, Nardis is near the Galata Tower. Its decoration is simple yet cool and meticulous. You can listen to a different band or artist at Nardis, everyday. On weekdays the program starts[…]

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Best bookshops of Turkey

Where to find English-language books in Istanbul While many Istanbul hostels have communal bookshelves available for swapping a novel you’ve finished for a new one, the more heavily stocked selections at these places make them more reliable places to find our summer reading list picks – and scour for new favourites of[…]

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Places and people that rock the city after dark

Hayal Bistro The Hayal Café is one of the places we love most, whose atmosphere and and entertainment we trust the most in Beyoğlu. Its fun loving air and regulars will never let you down. The new venue of Hayal Café provides its guests with both good food and music.   The venue,[…]

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Shopping & Style

The city’s time portals Ever wandered left or right off a crowded main street and stumbled upon a narrow iron door or gate? More often than not, you’ll find a whole other world in a pasaj, a quintessential Istanbul structure that’s managed to survive for over a century. Deniz Aytekin[…]

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The Wall Live – Roger Waters

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters during a 2010 performance of The Wall Live.   Why go? Back in 1979, British psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd mastered the “concept album” with its history-making record “The Wall,” a huge production from start to finish. (For the concert tour, a 110-meter-long wall was built[…]

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