My partner and I are going back to Istanbul in May for our 5th trip there to celebrate both our 10th anniversary together and also our engagement.
Every other time we have been there has been in the winter so we are looking forward to seeing the city in better weather. We are staying in Sultanahmet as always.
I would love to pick people's brains about things to do in Istanbul that might not be the obvious - as we have done most of the usual 'tourist' things (although will certainly do some of them again - as it is why we love the city so much!). Any hidden gems, insider tips, special places to eat, drink or visit would be really gratefully received. We tend to enjoy atmospheric, historical, or quirky things better than clubbing and nightlife (which we could do anywhere) - although we do enjoy eating out.
I really want this trip to be very special and so it would be great to find something new and special.