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Tel Aviv

Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar offers not only one of the best drinking experiences in Tel Aviv, but it’s currently one of the best bars in the world.
Hotel Townhouse Tel Aviv
Set in a landmark building from the 1930s, the Hotel Townhouse Tel Aviv is a beautiful 19-room boutique hotel in the UNESCO World Heritage Area, White City.
Gedera 26
Sweden meets Iraq in this tranquil escape by Carmel Market..
Baalei Hamelaha
Printing and design house offering quirky t-shirts and doll-making courses, among others.
Gordon Pool
This iconic, city-based country club is worth a visit for the people watching alone..
ST-ART
Serge Tiroche opens the country's first artist incubator - in a majestic Jaffa villa.
Suzanne Dellal Centre
A historic dance centre that's a must for any visit to the White City.
Olia
Health and beauty and food and drink, all centred around one thing: olive oil.
Brown Hotel
With sundeck, spa, and Egyptian cotton, the stylish Brown Hotel caters for luxury.
Carmel Market
Wander through this captivating 'shuk' to buy fresh food, try some local delicacies and experience Tel Aviv's bustling culinary culture.
Yoezer
French-inspired treats complement this gastropub-come-wine bar.
Dario’s
Concept-driven jewellery combining both primitive and modern aesthetics.
The Deli
This cloak and dagger mini-club attracts smart twenty-somethings seeking a steamy night out fuelled by its unique selection of cocktails.
Noga Gallery
Emerging and established artists meet at this internationally-acclaimed gallery.
Topsea Israel Surfing Center
Chadar Ochel
Fine dining, diverse, traditional and sharing plates are rarely associated.
Spa Clay
Business visitors and cube-dwellers head here for its Turkish Hamam and more.
Rubin Museum
Visit this Bauhaus-style building for insight into one of Israel's most iconic artists.
Jaffa Bar
Jaffa Bar is a bit of a way from where most visitors spend their nights. And that is just where its charm lies.
The Block
Beyond the world famous sound system and legendary mixer, a never-tiring Block-faithful crowd leaves every DJ waiting for their next visit to the White City.
Hotel Diaghilev
This certainly lives up to its self-titled 'live art boutique hotel' moniker.
Habasta
The latest addition to Tel Aviv's Slow Food movement.
Shaqued
Celebrities, tourists and local alike all flock to this place for its traditional seafood and 'salatim' (tapas-style) dishes.
Jewish 2
Various facets of house music dominate at this concrete-walled, anything-goes hideaway.
Bertie
Pick and choose from local flavours in this little, wood panelled hot spot.
Art & Fight
Brush up on Brazilian know-how at this Tel Aviv-based fitness centre.
Na Laga’at
Tell your order to the deaf, then dine in the dark - just some of the unique offerings at this deaf/blind theatre.
Nachalat Binyamin
Art meets architecture at this popular street fair.
Shalom Hotel
Free daily massages and happy-hour sessions are the draw at this maritime-themed Atlas site.
Container
Whether it's music or food - fresh and new are the main principles at this port-side seafood joint.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Indulge in a bit of highbrow culture at this multi-floor cultural anchor.
Nanuchka
Revellers descend on this Eastern European rave-like cavern for vodka, Georgian delicacies and bar-stomping live music on a Sunday.
Cook in Israel Food Tours
Make yourself at home with a guided shopping and cooking session with Orly Ziv.
Nina Hotel
Owner Eliza Zivi's combined tribute to the Neve Tzedek neighbourhooda after her ten-year period in Paris.
Adora
A tasty fusion of Mediterranean, Moroccan and local flavours.
Frau Blau
Head here for avant-garde Israeli fashion with a fun, escapist attitude.
Skalski Leather
Soak up the smells at this workshop-come-boutique for luxury leather.
Café Sonia
Providing a rural escape in the city, Café Sonia offers a wide selection of herbal teas and local dishes that can be served in the pretty back garden.
Café Michal
Early 20th century urban bourgeois decor and one of the best breakfast selections in town.
Halev Harachav
For an authentic taste of Middle Eastern food within the global city, Halev Harachav is a perennial favourite.

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