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Zurich

Zürich Schauspielhaus
The largest theatre in Switzerland, the Schauspielhaus performs in several venues within the Schiffbau
Zum Guten Glück
With a popular retro-chic café and vintage-furnished rooms, this bijou, no-frills guesthouse has been a favourite of architects, designers and the fashion crowd since it opened in 2008.
Zukunft
Zürich's most popular house/techno club might be small, but it has a big reputation and deservedly so
Ziegel Oh Lac
Expect the unexpected at Rote Fabrik, an art gallery-cum-theatre-cum-restaurant-cum-concert-space
Zadig & Voltaire
You can expect elegance and comfort from the clothes at Zadig & Voltaire.
Wohnzimmerbar
Housed in the living room of a condemned house, Wohnzimmer bar exudes unstudied cool, with laid-back music, mis-matched furniture and a bijou drinks list
Volkshaus
The perfect place to start an evening of Kreis 4 fun, Volkshaus has a popular bar and an enormous restaurant which turns out inventive Swiss cooking
Volkshaus
Townhouse Boutique Hotel
Colourful and chic yet homely, the Townhouse is a stylish boutique hotel with a fabulously central location
The Spice Gourmet
Tarzan
Attitude-laden gear for all
Swallow-d
Bag it up with a suitably stylish one from Swallow-d
Sternen Grill
The popular sausage joint, the Sternen Grill, offers the best wurst in Zurich from its restaurant and takeaway in the Hochschulen area.
Sphères
A bar for bookworms and bookshop for barflies, multi-tasking Sphères is a local sort of spot
Shuala
A chic concept store on Josefstrasse
Seegarten Hotel
A charming 28-room hotel in smart Seefeld, Seegarten Hotel was a very personal project for proprietor Peter Berkemer.
Schwarzenbach
You won't find Schwarzenbach's weird and wonderful array of teas, coffees and spices at your local supermarket
SchuhCafé
No-nonsense footwear for both men and women in a cofee house-like environment
Schminkbar
Zürich's smartest nail bar has two locations, both a short walk from the Hauptbahnhof
Schlüssel
It may style itself as a neighbourhood restaurant, but with a charming, light dining room and excellent seasonal menu, Schlüssel is well worth seeking out
Rote Fabrik
A theatre, institution of modern art, cultural think-tank and fixture on the music scene, Rote Fabrik sits at the epicentre of Zürich's contemporary arts scene
Rote Fabrik
Rosso
With a hidden location and laid-back feel, this vibrant pizza- and Italian restaurant embodies the innovative, irreverent spirit of Kreis 5
Romantik Hotel Florhof
Provençal chic lurks behind the blue façade and dark painted shutters of this charming 16th-century townhouse hotel.
Restaurant Schipfe 16
The go-to place for lunch in the sunshine, Restaurant Schipfe 16 proves once and for all that it's all about location, location, location
Restaurant Markthalle
Part restaurant, part market hall, stealthily stylish Markthalle is the jewel in the crown of the newly opened Viadukt shopping area
Plaza Cava Aperobar
Gently popular all week with a post-work crowd, Plaza Cava's scene takes off at the weekend when Plaza club draws Zürich’s most fashionable to Kreis 4
Plattenhof Hotel
A charming design hotel, the Plattenhof is tucked away among the university neighbourhood's grand 19th century buildings.
Petit Poeme
Play dress-up like a grown-up in this girly wonderland of clothes and accessories
Paranoia City Books and Wine
For those who enjoy the finer things in life; books and wine
Opia
Asian persuasion; enjoy clothes from the East at this elegant emporium
Münsterhof
A restaurant of two halves; the casual Unten is perfect for a light lunch and foodies will revel in the fine dining Oben's tasting menus
Monadico
Step into Monadico and step out in beautiful, celeb-worthy designer clothes
Melvins Kings and Queens
A temple to Scandinavian style
Männerbad Schanzengraben
A tranquil swimming pool on the Schanzengraben canal next to the Botanical Gardens
Maho
Accessories, jewellery and everything in between
Lu
Get lost at Lu, where you'll spend hours sifting through its seemingly never-ending stock of gifts and accessories
Liu.Jo
Italians do it better, and that's certainly the case at chic Italian clothes store, Liu Jo
Little Company
Bits and bobs for the little people in our lives
Les Halles
Famed for moules frites, this restaurant and bar in an old vegetable market is a Zürich institution that's stood the test of time

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