Tel Aviv is Israel's largest city and is part of the country's largest metropolitan area. Although only little over a hundred years old, the city is constantly growing and has become Israel's most international and cosmopolitan city. Built in the 1930s, the over 4,000 buildings that make up the city's White City in the Bauhaus and International styles have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a great example of 20th century architecture. The city was founded as an extension of Old Jaffa, a traditional port town on the coast of the Mediterranean with long historical roots. Located on the coast, it would be a shame not go on the city's beach, with its cosmopolitan mix of beachgoers and many beach activities. Other sights you should visit in the city are the Neve Tzedek district in the south of the city, Joshua Gardens (the largest park in Tel Aviv), the Azriely Lookout giving a bird's view of the city and Rabin Square, the largest square in the country. Some of the museums in the city are the Eretz-Israel Museum, the Gutman Art Museum and the Museum of the Jewish Diaspora. The city's airport is the main international terminal in Israel, and has connections with domestic and international destinations, the busiest being to Paris, London, New York, Moscow, Rome and Amsterdam. If you're searching for a cheap flight leaving from London or another UK airport, use our online flight comparison tool to find and compare different options across the market to find the best deal to suit you.
The airport has excellent connections with the city centre, by taxi and by train. The train takes between 8 and 18 minutes (depending on where you wish to go in the city) and the taxis take no more than 15-20 minutes to the centre. Buy a Tel Aviv-Jaffa Tourist Card to make the most of your trip: the card gives you free guided tours around the two cities, and considerable discounts in many cultural institutions (i.e. Eretz Israel Museum, Rubin Museum and Israel Opera), leisure establishments (like spas and shops), bars, restaurants and retail stores. Make the most of Tel Aviv's vibrant nightlife in cafés, bars, clubs and pubs, and enjoy its great variety of cuisines. The city is only 40 miles northwest of Jerusalem and 60 miles south of Haifa, Israel's other two most important cities.