Top Choice Market in St Petersburg

Udelnaya Fair

This treasure trove of Soviet ephemera, pre-revolutionary antiques, WWII artefacts and bonkers kitsch from all eras is truly worth travelling for. Exit the metro station to the right and follow the crowds across the…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Historic Heart


Like several other of Piter's trendy hangouts, Taiga keeps a low profile despite its prime location close by the Hermitage. The warren of small rooms in the ancient building are worth exploring to find cool business…
Books in Smolny & Vosstaniya


The city’s only dedicated English-language bookshop has a large selection of contemporary literature, classics, dictionaries, history and travel writing. It also hosts small art and photography displays, organises b…
Art in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Art Re.Flex

This contemporary gallery is unique, showcasing artists of all ages, genres and experience levels. So its exhibitions mix the work of up-and-coming artists with more established names. It displays painting, graphics…
Books in Historic Heart

Dom Knigi

A stalwart of the city’s bookshops, Dom Knigi is housed in the wonderful, whimsical Singer Building. On the ground floor you’ll find lots of English-language coffee-table books that make good souvenirs.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Sennaya & Kolomna

Gallery of Dolls

Featuring ballerinas and babushkas, clowns and knights, this gallery depicts just about every fairy-tale character and political persona in doll form. The highly creative figures are more like art than toys and make…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Petrograd & Vyborg Sides

Model Shop

Inside the Artillery Museum (though you don’t need to pay for entry to get access to the shop), this is a must for model plane, train and automobile fans. There’s a good range of mainly Russian models in stock.
Homewares in St Petersburg

Imperial Porcelain

Dating back to the mid-18th century, this is the company that used to make tea sets for the Russian royal family. Formerly known as Lomonosov China, the company continues to produce innovative designs – the specialt…
Food & Drinks in Historic Heart

Kupetz Eliseevs

Recently renovated this Style Moderne stunner is once again St Petersburg's most elegant grocery store selling plenty of branded goods from blends of tea to caviar and handmade chocolates as well as delicious freshl…
Market in Smolny & Vosstaniya

Kuznechny Market

The colours and atmosphere of the city’s largest fruit and vegetable market are a wonderful experience: the vendors will ply you with free samples of fresh fruits, homemade smetana (sour cream) and sweet honey. Howe…