Shopping

Top Choice Market in Southern Pest

Nagycsarnok

This is Budapest's biggest market, though it has become a tourist magnet since its renovation for the millecentenary celebrations in 1996. Still, plenty of locals come here for fruit, vegetables, deli items, fish an…
Top Choice Food in Bairro Alto & Chiado

Loja das Conservas

What appears to be a gallery is on closer inspection a fascinating temple to tinned fish (or conservas as the Portuguese say), the result of an industry on its deathbed revived by a savvy marketing about-face and ne…
Top Choice Homewares in Sultanahmet & Around

Jennifer's Hamam

Owned by Canadian Jennifer Gaudet, this shop stocks top-quality hamam items, including towels, robes and peştemals (bath wraps) produced using certified organic cotton and silk on old-style shuttled looms. It also s…
Top Choice Jewellery in Sultanahmet & Around

Özlem Tuna

A leader in Turkey's contemporary-design movement, Özlem Tuna produces super-stylish jewellery and homewares and sells them from her atelier overlooking Sirkeci train station. Her pieces use forms and colours that r…
Top Choice Books in Sultanahmet & Around

Galeri Kayseri

Peddling literature since 1996, these twin shops stock a well-presented selection of English-language novels, history books, maps and coffee-table tomes on Turkey, and have knowledgable staff on hand to recommend a …
Top Choice Books in Bucharest

Anthony Frost

Serious readers will want to make time for arguably the best small English-language bookshop in Eastern Europe. Located in a small passage next to the Creţulescu Church, this shop has a carefully chosen selection of…
Top Choice Market in Kreuzberg & Neukölln

Markthalle Neun

This delightful 1891 market hall with its iron-beam-supported ceiling was saved by dedicated locals in 2009. On market days, local and regional producers present their wares, while on Street Food Thursday a couple o…
Top Choice Books in Alnwick

Barter Books

If you're familiar with the renaissance of the WWII 'Keep Calm and Carry On' slogan, it's thanks to this wonderfully atmospheric secondhand bookshop in Alnwick's Victorian former railway station. While converting th…
Top Choice Shopping Centre in Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela

Embaixada

Take an exquisite 19th-century neo-Moorish palace and fill it with fashion, design and concept stores on the cutting-edge of cool and you have one of Lisbon's most exciting new shopping experiences: Embaixada. Centr…
Top Choice Ceramics in Tongue to Durness

Lotte Glob Ceramic Studio

Among the harsh beauty of this stretch of coast, it's quite a surprise to come across this beautifully designed modern 'sculpture croft' where the resident artist takes inspiration from the local land- and seascapes…