Shopping Centre in Smolny & Vosstaniya

This extraordinary place has rather changed everything for shopping in St Petersburg – there are probably as many shops here as elsewhere in the entire city centre. Spread over five floors, with around 300 shops (including H&M, Michael Kors, Marks & Spencer, Kiehl's and Zara), this really is a one-stop shop for pretty much all your shopping needs.

When hunger strikes, head up to the excellent Georgian restaurant Baklazhan, on the fourth floor.