Haseki, Hekimoğlu Ali Paşa Cad. 30
Bostan Bath is to your right while going towards Davutpaşa. Men’s section closes at 10pm but watchout, the female section closes at 7pm. It is said that Fatih Sultan Mehmed the conqueror of istanbul bathed in this hamam. And The Tellak Dede who washed him (“Tellak” is the term for male workers in the hamam) has a tomb adjecent to the hamam.
It is located in a very photographic neighbourhood especially if you walk down Koca Mustafa Paşa Cad. after your visit seeing Bulgur Palace behind tall walls and Cerrah Mehmet Paşa mosque.
MEANWHILE IN ISTANBUL:
A recently converted theatre where the floor-show doesn’t begin until 2am, X-Large is a riotous gay club where patrons’ outfits leave little to the imagination. Don’t be surprised to see a team of hunks dressed as S&M Lady Gagas giving way to a boy belly-dancing in a burqa. The stage here has been both a theatre and the El Hamra cinema, where Ataturk is reputed to have been a patron. Open every Friday and Saturday until 5am, but don’t even think about arriving before midnight. • Kallavi Sokak 12, Beyoğlu, +90 536 687 1104, xlargeclubistanbul.comRead more