Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Stockholm

Broken Stockholm
Broken Stockholm, part of the Stureplansgruppen stable, is a sleek Nordic twist on the quintessential diner, serving burgers and ribs in its quirky space.
le Café
le Café offers great coffee and a tempting food menu from its chic space near Stockholm’s waterfront area and the Central Station.
Cafe Albert
Busy, lively and located on Birger Jarlsgatan, so it's handy for a post-shopping lunch or a pre-night out rendezvous with friends.
Lady Hamilton
A perfect location for people who prefer their experience of Scandinavia to be a little more old-fashioned. This Gamla Stan hotel is packed with antiques and even has antique shops for neighbours. Definitely not for fans of minimalism.
Scandic Anglais
Situated just steps from Stureplan, the newly renovated Scandic Anglais moves into the shoes vacated by the (sadly) closed Lydmar. By no stretch of the imagination a boutique hotel, the Scandic Anglais nevertheless has some attractive design touches
Rica Stockholm
There are almost 90 Rica hotels in Sweden and Norway. This one attracts business travellers with its conference facilities and central location.
Rica Gamla Stan
Something of a hidden gem, the Rica Hotel Gamla Stan benefits from a location in the heart of the Old Town, but with an interior decor that is not too quaint.
Stampen
Cobbled Streets and charming shops attract mainly tourists in this enchanting part of Stockholm. Housing institutions, such as the Royal Palace, it is not difficult to see why. However remote and low-key the social aspects of this quarter, it house
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.
Nobel Museum
The Nobel prize has a ring of corporate prestige, largely due to the enormous amount of money that accompanies the honour, first established by Dynamite tycoon, Alfred Nobel in 1901. None the less‰ÛÒ this museum and the prize itself rounds up a host of
First Amaranten
The Amaranten's decently priced rooms and hip lobby bar-restaurant make it a popular choice for anyone who wants an affordable hotel with a bit more personality. It's location close to lots of bars and restaurants reinforces its status as the best pl
Cycling
Tennis
Football
Footy madness is a global disease and Stockholm has a severe dose making it a great place to see big games with fervent and faithful crowds for you to go wild with.
Tranan
Nox
Hotellet
Fjäderholmarnas Krog
Fjäderholmarnas Krog has intrigued us at Hg2 for months, as it was completely off the radar in terms of communication, due to stormy weather and frozen waters. The unattainable is always desirable. Check that it's open before going and then head
Rosendals Trädgård
This famed establishment on Djurgården serves homemade food in remarkably bucolic surroundings. You can pick your own flowers, picnic in the orchard, browse the greenhouses, and then have a delicious meal.
Mellqvist Café
Mellqvist has an excellent array of tasty Italian olives, artichokes, salamis, and some of the best coffee in Stockholm. If you live around Norrmalm it's easy to see how this place would easily become a staple for day to day snacking...
Martins Gröna
Although small and humble in design and concept Martins Gröna continues to impress and draw you back for another helping of their delicious hearty fare...
Café Rival
The Swedish are renowned for their pastries and the Rival has got it down to a tea...a comfortable, laid back feel, with delicious food and cakes, the Rival will easily become a favourite hang out...
Cafe 60
Friendly locals cafe with an astounding array of baked goods makes for a peaceful retreat.
Lord Nelson Hotel
A sibling to the Lady Hamilton and the Victory, this hotel is, like them, small, comfortable, charming, antique-filled and in the heart of Gamla Stan. This is the smallest and most affordable of the trio.
Bowling
You may not generally associate bowling with disco but the Swedes have created a bizarre amalgamation of them and it's worth a try just for the novelty...
Walking and Hiking
Whether you fancy a brisk walk or a hike that makes you wish you were dead, check out the lush green areas around your hotel. Fresh air never smelt so good.
Ice Skating
Whether skating indoors outdoors under lights even around the islands of the archipelago (no kidding) Stockholm provides plenty of ice on which to show off trembling Bambi legs.
Djurgarden
The tranquility of Djurgarden will soothe the most turbulent of souls and transport you a million miles from any concerns you may be trying to escape with your vacation...
Saluhall
Dotted with places offering free tasters of cheese and wine, Saluhall is home to some of the most delicious produce in the city ‰ÛÒ it's an enormous vault of gastronomic indulgence.
7 Knop
Söder is full of small cafes with character, plus any number of soulless ones. 7 Knopp is perenially popular and handily located near to Nytorget, which is surrounded by some of the best places to find affordable good food in Södermalm.
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.
National Museum
Every city worth its cultural history has a national museum of some kind and The National Museum is Aleppo's.
Swimming
Swimming is about the easiest sporting or pseudo-sporting activity you can do in Istanbul. All the large hotels (Hyatt Regency, Hilton, Carlton, etc) have pools of one sort or another. These, however, are the best: 
Ice Hockey
Winter's answer to football ice hockey can be a thrilling alternative for adrenaline junkies. But beware only those willing to break bones should enter the rink.
Thielska Galleriet
Fabulous Art Nouveau building originally a private home and now a public gallery displaying an unusual collection comprising Edvard Munch and Carl Larsson among other notable painters...
Vasamuseet
Vasa is not just for nautical buffs and will be a certain winner with the kids and older generations alike. Just be aware that in this museum, you will not be alone...
The Royal Palace
Exercise your imagination. A visit to the austere, handsome buildings of the Royal Palace will be a worthy diversion but be aware that it could end up a rather lengthy one unless discipline is imposed...
Skansen
With such an amazing annual calendar of events it is an absolute must to check out what extra events might be going on the day you choose to visit Skansen. Although in this section we are supposed to give ideas of what else you could do in conjunctio
Saluhallen
All the ingredients are here for a terrific day out, with your choice of lovely cafes including Bonan, Lisa Pa Torget and Petite at which to gently warm yourself to the day over a morning drink; the markets themselves full of culinary delights; top l
Nordiska Museet
With free entry this is another very economic plus educational way of touristing Stockholm and Sweden generally. You can also eat out in Swiss style in the museum restaurant and if you have the endurance, plan to hit two local museums in the one day

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