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Hidden Places & Spaces


Royal hotels, art and haute cuisine. These places are worth a weekend trip to Stockholm.

Written by Stephanie Kleinlein 01.05.2024


Shopping in Stockholm

The whole world understands Swedish design as a style that is as cool as it is attainable. How wonderful to actually be able to buy it in the country itself. In Stockholm you will find the flagship stores of the well-known export hits as well as fashion and home accessories from smaller labels. For a feel-good figure, we recommend shopping in Stockholm’s market halls, the taste centers of Nordic cuisine.

Shops in Stockholm

Anyone who knows the entrance to the covered courtyard on Götgatan, will stumble across Stockholm’s smallest mall. Sustainable fashion with upcycling concepts stands for next-gen shopping.

For discerning tastes: According to the mall itself, it is a destination for lifestyle, food experiences, and well-being. We are happy to confirm this.

In Stockholm’s gourmet food hall you can shop for delicious souvenirs and feast your way through the fresh food on offer. There is also a glass of champagne for the road.


Hotels in Stockholm

Stay in luxury accommodation: For example, in the company of celebrities in a grand hotel, as an independent traveler in a former urban private residence or in the city’s most popular and upmarket boutique hotel. Either way, you’ll have an extremely good night’s sleep, after which you can certainly look forward to the next morning.

Hotels in Stockholm

The star of our hotel program in Stockholm is located near the Strandvägen celebrity promenade. So don’t be surprised if you see familiar faces in the hotel bar.

Small but the very finest quality: This exquisite boutique hotel caters to the most modern demands in a historic setting. Whether in a single room or in one of the six suites.

"A home away from home" in a private residence converted into a hotel in the middle of the upmarket Östermalm district. Perfect for anyone who can imagine a second home in Stockholm.


Restaurants in Stockholm

Now would be just the right time to go out for a meal in Stockholm. In recent months, highly recommendable culinary hot spots have reopened after a design and concept refresh. In some cases with an unprecedented view. But a permanent sensation is also worth your reservation, we think. Try it for yourself.

Restaurants in Stockholm

The spectacular location and sensational restaurant reopened in October 2023 after being renovated. Enjoy excellent food with a view over the city.

As if everyone had been waiting for its reopening, the "lion’s tower" is currently the in spot in the old town. The selection of exclusive wines also receives compliments from all over the world.

3-star cuisine on three floors, plus a chef who began his international career as a soccer player. Could there be a more exciting food location? We don’t think so.


Cafés and bars in Stockholm

Stockholmers love their café culture or "fika" – coffee break, as it is called in Sweden. Just like the odd sophisticated drink after work or less strenuous activities. Things are laid back everywhere. This is also typical of Sweden. Here are our favorite cafés and bars in the capital, highly recommended by local visitors.

Cafés and bars in Stockholm

Coffee and cake, plus a sandwich. S:T Paul Bageri (bakery) has several cafés in the city center to match its popularity. Stop by and find out what all the fuss is about yourself.

Popular since the 1920s, today and on weekends with the best brunch in town. For all fans of delicacies for breakfast.

Sturebaren in Östermalm is where Stockholm and the world meet for a weekend drink. And they like to do this during the day after shopping in the mall of the same name.


Special places in Stockholm

Stockholm is spread over individual islands, each of which has something unique to offer, both indoors and outdoors. These are the places we wouldn’t want to miss during a short vacation in Stockholm. A mix of art, music culture and a piece of nature in the middle of the city. A perfect place for friends of the monarchy and fans of Pippi Longstocking.

Special places in Stockholm

With branches in top cities such as Berlin, New York and Shanghai, Fotografiska is an international institution for contemporary photography. Definitely worth seeing.

A tribute to Agnetha, Anni-Frid, Björn and Benny, their legendary music and career. Best combined with a walk along Strandvägen to Djurgarden.

Once the king’s hunting island. Today it is an oasis with numerous restaurants and cafés, museums, the Tivoli amusement park, marinas, and typical Swedish summer houses.

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