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Stockholm City Guide: Venice of the North

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Stockholm is known for its beauty, its buildings and architecture, its abundant clean and open water, and its many parks.It is sometimes referred to as Venice of the North. If you’re planning a visit to Stockholm, here’s your guide: if you don’t know the best design shops to go, the best hotels or evan the best bars, we’ll guide you through this apparent cold but welcoming city, the capital of Sweden.

To shop

Design Torget 

Nybrogatan 16, 114 39 Stockholm, Sweden

design torget

At Designtorget, you can find limited-edition designs from upcoming talents. Hundreds of designers cooperate with Designtorget every year. Wooden toys, hand-made jewlery, unusual books, kitchen utensils and kitschy party gifts are some of the products that pass through the shop every year.

DIS Inredning 

Lästmakargatan 5, 111 44 Stockholm

dis inredning

The concept fo the Dis interior design store is anything but Nordic Light. Their style is continental, with ethnic accents. Gabielle Jangeby is behind the idea of the shop, and during 2010, a new shop was opened at Lastmakargatan in Stockholm, while the old shop at Humlegardsgatan moved a few yards towards Ostermalmstorg.

Garbo Interiör

Brahegatan 21, 114 37 Stockholm

garbo interiors

Garbo Interiör is the former Karin och Carl store, which changed name and moved from Karlavagen to a more secluded location in an old factory at Brahegatan in Stockholm. The uncommon premises, with no display windows, is a conscious choice.

Gertrude 

Karlavägen 16, 114 31 Stockholm

gertrude design shop

In the Gertrude lifestyle shop you find furniture and linen from brands such as Kenzo, Calvin Klein, Mimou and Designers Guild. Also featured is furniture and other interior decoration items from Danish Hay, among others.

To sleep

Nordic Light Hotel

Vasaplan 7, 101 37 Stockholm

nordic light

Nordic Light Hotel was named Sweden’s leading boutique hotel for the third successive year by World Travel Awards 2010. Over the years the hotel has excelled with its lighting design and has become an arena for a series of different design events in Stockholm. The lobby features several different guest installations over the course of a year, with everything from established designers to those completely new on the scene, all of whom work closely with the hotel’s own design team.

Nobis Hotel

Norrmalmstorg 2-4, 111 86 Stockholm

nobys hotel

Luxury of today is not about flash, flaunting or excess in any traditional sense. Contemporary luxury is a more subtle and complex quality: the privilege of enjoying our time in maximum comfort, ease, grace and efficiency, with a minimum of nuisance, regardless of our personal tastes and professional requirements.

With a location in two historic late 19th-century buildings on Norrmalmstorg square in the city centre of Stockholm, Nobis Hotel is an independent 201-room hotel offering every convenience and service any business and/or pleasure traveler could ever call for, in an environment of casual elegance.

Story Hotel

Riddargatan 6, 114 35 Stockholm

story hotel

Located right in the hub of business, shopping, nightlife and culture in the very center of Stockholm. Our guests appreciate the location close to Acne, Gucci, J Lindeberg, Filippa K and all the other nice shops around the corner. Our aim is to attract the smart business- and leisure traveller who appreciates contemporary design, a lively Bar & Restaurant and a smooth and functional living at prices that are below competitors like Berns’ Hotel, Scandic Anglais, Hotel Diplomat, Lydmar Hotel and Nobis Hotel.

To eat & have a drink

B.A.R.

Knackholmsvägen 1138 33 Älta

stockholm bar

Blasieholmen’s aquarium and restaurant is close to the hip Lydmar and upscale Grand Hotel, the restaurateurs from Lux runn this restaurant serving food at lunchtime and in the evening, at a range of prices to suit different pockets.

Bistro Süd

Swedenborgsgatan 8  Stockholm

bistro sud

A pleasant local restaurant close to the Rival hotel. Quite often full, so it’s wise to book a table. Lots of different dishes, including swedish, international, and oysters if you want them. Not much space between the tables, but there’s a great atmosphere.

Brasserie Rouge 

Brunnsgränd 2-4  111 30 Stockholm

brasserie rouge

After being an upscale french restaurant in the basement and a bar upstairs, Le Rouge recently became Brasserie Rouge. As the name implies, the food is more bristro.like and the wole restaurant is more integrated and lively.

 

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