Less is More in Stockholm
The Swedish capital is in high demand throughout the year but it’s the summer days that are nice and long. This surprisingly beautiful, hip city is built on islands 14, which are connected to each other by bridges and ferries. The Old Town dates back to 1252 and it is the largest medieval centre in Europe. This creates a striking contrast with the modest Swedish Design. Countless designers such as Acne, J Lindberg, Nudie Jeans, Cheap Monday, WESC and Weekday, have their own stores where you can see their entire collections.
The district SOFO on Sodermalm is the SOHO is of the city and here you find the best vintage and design shops .Preserving and patching -up, is the motto here and you’ll find plenty of small retro shops specializing in vintage clothes and design. It is also the place-to-be for well-known designers such as the Swedish Filippa K who has opened a 2nd hand store with designer clothes.
For those who would like to stay in this trendy area will sleep we recommend the Rival Hotel, built in a former cinema building owned by Benny Andersson. His successful Abba Museum is located on the island of Djurgarden, together with many other interesting museums are and where you can also go cycling and canoeing during the summer months.
In front of the city lies a beautiful archipelago with 30,000 islands, of which only one thousand are inhabited and accessible by ferries from the city. Grinda is one of the most popular islands, and it is possible to stay in the Grinda Wardshus, a historic villa built by Henrik Santesson, the first director of the Nobel Foundation.
There are so many nice hotels found in Stockholm:
Nobis Hotel ***** is located middle of the city’s shopping centres on one of Stockholm’s most beautiful squares. The hotel is housed in the former historical bank building and has an impressive lounge and a fantastic Italian restaurant. Nearby are restaurants, nightlife and designer shops.
Hotel Skeppsholmen ***** is an exciting design hotel, housed in historic military barracks. It is extremely quiet with the marina close by and the city centre within 10 minutes walk. Next to the hotel is the modern art museum and the ferry boats leave at 50m distance.
The Lydmar Hotel is a small hip boutique hotel with a prime location on the harbour, next to the famous Grand Hotel. The hotel rooms are among the finest and most spacious in the city and are furnished with classic and contemporary furnishings. The restaurant is a hotspot and reservations are a must.
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