Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Stockholm

Ekstedt
A Michelin-starred restaurant in Stockholm, Ekstedt is an homage to the chef’s Nordic heritage and an exploration of old-school cooking methods.
The Wall
A club within the legendary nightclub complex, Sturecompagniet, The Wall is the courtyard playground of Stockholm’s young, rich and beautiful.
Brass Bar
The Brass Bar, part of the Café Opera nightclub in Stockholm, conjures up the decadent, swinging vibe of clubs from the 60s and 70s.
Golf
Tures
Tures sits at the entrance to the trendy little mall that connects Grev Turegatan to Stureplan. It's a splendid spot to sit and watch people go by. Extremely busy on Saturday lunchtime and afternoon.
Rica Stockholm
There are almost 90 Rica hotels in Sweden and Norway. This one attracts business travellers with its conference facilities and central location.
Riddargatan
The 58-room property is on a relatively quiet street in Östermalm, but close to all the liveliest areas. Ideal for shopping on Birger Jarlsgatan or Grev Turegatan or the clubs and bars around Stureplan.
Bukowskis auction house
Going once going twice... don't miss out on the sensational items and exciting atmosphere of this elite auction house. Sold to the highest bidder!
The White Room
Whilst the White Room might look more like a restaurant than a club don't be deceived - the party really kicks off at about 3am. Located just a short walk from the Stureplan and Birger Jarlsgatan try East for dinner and drinks beforehand.
Skiing
J Sealodge Gashaga
This sibling property to the Hotel J at Nacka Strand can be reached by car, ferry, or a charming narrow-gauge railway that leads almost to its door. Perfect for people who want to be out of town and on the edge of the archipelago.
Radisson Blu Strand
This high-calibre hotel is housed in an elegant building centrally located by the harbour, providing simply stunning water views from guest rooms...
Scandic Park
The Scandic hotels are reliably good, even if a little lacking in personality. This one is ideal for exploring Stockholm's poshest quarter, Östermalm.
Grodan Cocktail Club
Deep red furniture, low-lighting and powerful cocktails are always conducive to a highly entertaining night out. A more selective music policy than many of the surrounding late-night bars and clubs sees a slightly more exclusive crowd cramming in and
J Nacka Strand
A short ferry ride from the city centre, the Hotel J is named after a class of sailing boat and the interior feels very yacht-like, with lots of teak and blue-and-white fabrics.
Spas
They don't call it a Swedish massage for no reason! Stockholm is home to some of the world's best spas and health clubs so it would be rude not to indulge in some unadulterated luxury.
Royal Opera House
If you've been living it up at the Royal Palace through the day then keep theme of prestige by taking the evening at the Opera House, if not for the performances, at least for the bars, restaurants and clubs...
Sturehof
Riche
Gondolen
GQ
Frantzén
The hottest restaurant in Sweden right now, Restaurant Frantzén is all about beautiful ingredients sourced from Sweden and given cutting-edge treatment...
Divino
Villa Källhagen
It's only minutes from the centre by cab, but you feel like you are in the countryside at this pleasant and modern hotel. Due to its conference facilities and location it's popular with business travelers.
Smådalarö Gård
This manor house dates from the early 19th century and has reinvented itself as a 62-room retreat for conference groups or Stockholmers wanting a long weekend in the archipelago. It has its own 9 hole golf course.
Och Himlen Därtill
Stockholm is also known as 'the Venice of the north', spread out across islands, surrounded by water; it's stunning, so get up high, pour yourself a drink, and take a look around...
Mården
Visitors to the city often overlook Vasastan, so it's a good place to head if you want food and drink surrounded by locals. Mården is a great place to start. Food, drink and atmosphere all top notch.
Wedholms Fisk
When you feel like splurging on some really great seafood, Wedholms is the place to go. The room is classically Swedish, decorated in shades of grey and cream, service is warm, and the fish is perfect. If you just want a drink, you can perch at the b
Prinsen
For some old-style Swedish food, come to Prinsen. The interior is clubby, with leather booths and lots of framed pictures crowding the panelled walls. When it's warm enough there are plenty of tables outside. Service, like the food, is classic: Some
PA And Co
Locals love PA & Co. It's not the most fashionable place, it's not known for the best food, it's no longer new and exciting. But just try getting in here any Friday or Saturday. It is constantly busy, thanks to its exuberant, informal atmosphere.
Le Rouge
The enclaves of this French restaurant in Gamla Stan resemble the billowing silk tent of an old fashioned Big Top at the circus‰ÛÒ it also has top food to match.
The Victory
A curious mix of ancient and modern, the Victory is the smartest of a trio of historic hotels in the Old Town. The restaurant, Lejontornet, is ranked as one of the best in Stockholm.
Non Solo Bar
This is a real experience of novelty, expertise and craft, rather than a cosy little hide-away...
Esperanto
The fact that this restaurant was dreamt up by two chefs on the deck of a boat in the Atlantic ocean has infused the place with a certain magic.
Clarion Sign
Clarion Sign, rather like its elder sister hotel, Clarion, makes the cut on the back of its style credentials, dominated by airy, light-filled interiors and voluptuous pieces of modern furniture in bright colours.
Griffins’ Steakhouse
Meat gets chic at Griffins' Steakhouse Extraordinaire, with eclectic interiors elevating its mouthwatering menu of marbled meat.
Radisson Blu Royal Viking
It's far from glamorous, in a grey corner of the city, but it's easy to get to more exciting neighbourhoods and the hotel itself delivers just what it should: reliable rooms and dependable service.
Sailing
With no cars to run distracted tourists over taking to the water has to be one of the safest ways of seeing a city. So hire a yacht P Diddy-style and cruise the shimmering waters of Stockholm we say.
Ostermalm
Predictably for Stockholm's main shopping drag, here you will find stores with a gilt-edge. Just don't forget to pack your plastic - by God, you'll need it.
Department Stores
With a number of large department stores on offer, Stockholm caters to all tastes and budgets. Have a rummage, and come home weighed down by gorgeous goodies.

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