Kadıköy is a lively area on the Asian side of İstanbul with up-market shopping, eating and entertainment making it popular among wealthy locals and Istanbul’s youth. With its numerous cinemas, cafés and bookshops it is also the cultural centre of the Anatolian side of Istanbul.

It is one of the improved districts of İstanbul over the last century, and fashionable area to promenade along the waterfront in the evenings, especially around the marinas and yacht clubs.

Undoubtedly the most famous street on the Anatolian side, Bağdat Caddesi is Istanbul’s brand name shopping destination. Running parallel to the Sea of Marmara, Bagdat Street is a sprawling 9-miles in length and complete with every boutique imaginable. Stores are open to the public seven days a week.