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Stockholm – Sweden

BARS / CAFES / RESTAURANTS:

  • Grill – Cool restaurant located in a furniture showroom.  Excellent food with a varied menu and as the name suggests, a rotisserie in the middle of the restaurant serving up grilled meats such as deer and beef burgers.   (89 Drottninggatan, 11360  Stockholm / t: +46 (0) 8 31 45 30 / www.grill.se)
  • Kaffekoppen – Yes it’s on Gamla Stan, yes it’s touristy, but it’s also on an enchanting square and one of the nicest places for coffee or some Swedish apple cake. (20 Stortorget, Gamla Stan / t: +46 8 203 170)
  • Oaxen Krog – Ask a Stockholmite for their number one restaurant recommendation and they’ll almost undoubtedly tell you to go to Oqxen Krog, situated on an Island an hour outside of Stockholm.  (Oaxen, SE-153 93 Morko, Sweden / t: +46 (0) 8 551 531 05 / www.oaxenkrog.se)
  • Riche – Amazingly fresh and tasty, largely Swedish dishes such as gravadlax or feta, watermelon and spring salad.  Cool décor, with a fab bar and a ton of local celebrity talent.  Open ‘til 2am and closed on Sundays.  (4 Birger Jarlsgatan, Ostermalm, 114 34 Stockholm / t: +46 8 545 035 60 / www.riche.se)
  • Riddarbageriet – Great place for a coffee or quick brunch, with a mass of pastries and breads to choose from.  (15 Riddargatan, Ostermalm / t: +46 8 660 3375)

BIKE HIRE:

  • Just over the bridge that connects Ostermalm with Djurgarden, is a wooden cabin shop where everything from pedalos to bicycles to kayaks is available to hire.  Take a bike for a leisurely ride around the entire circumference of beautiful Djurgarden, then jump on one of the many ferries over to the Museum of Modern Art or visit the fair and amusement park on Skeppsholmen, before moving onto Gamla Stan.  (Djurgarden, Stockholm)

HOTELS:

  • Nordic Light Hotel – Brilliantly located 2-minutes from the station and so easy for airport transfers.  The style is ultra-modern, very sleek and Stockholm’s first true design hotel.  (7 Vasaplan, 111 20 Stockholm / t: +46 (0) 8 5056 3000 / www.nordiclighthotel.se)
  • Story Hotel – Recommended : see separate review.  Rooms from £80.  (Riddargatan 6, Stockhoml / (t: +46 (0) 8 545 039 40 / www.storyhotels.com)

SHOPPING:

  • Androuet – Cheese shop, specialiszng in French cheese but selling an array from all over the world, as well as clever take-away boxes with maps that highlight the best picnic spots in Stockholm.  (6 Nybrogatan, 114 34 Stockholm / +46 (0) 8 660 5833 / www.androuet.nu)
  • Asplund – Scandic design heaven!  (31 Sibyllegatan, 114 42 Stockholm / +46 (0) 8 662 5284 / www.asplund.org)
  • Barber & Books – Brilliant shop on Sodermalm combining a bookshop – mainly design, travel, concept, fashion – and a men’s barber where you can also pick up the latest in men’s grooming essentials.  (21 Ostgogatan, 116 25, Sodermalm, Stockholm / +46 (0) 8 640 0227 / www.barberandbooks.se)
  • Cirque Deluxe – The humble men’s boxer shorts updated for the 21st century with a sleek cut and refreshed fabrics. (Cirque Deluxe Concept Store, 21 Sibyllgatan, 114 42 Stockholm / www.cirquedeluxe.com)
  • E. Torndahl – Cute, if slightly touristy design shop (63 Vasterlanggatan, 111 29  Stockholm / +46 (0) 8 10 34 09 / www.etorndahl.se)