Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Stockholm

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.
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
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
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
Moderna Museet
Located about as centrally as Stockholm gets, on the island of Skeppsholmen, the Museum of Modern Art can be accessed by all the traditional transport methods. Other nearby mainland attractions to add to your cultural Day Out include the Vasamuseet a
Hallwylska Museet
Stepping into the Hallwylska Museum seems strangely natural; this is a city that easily slips back in time to another era.
Patricia
Considering Stockholm is such a watery city, having a club on a boat seems the logical thing to do. On weekends in summer when the days are longer and lighter, you could stumble along after the other bars and clubs close and have a very early morning
Olssons Video
At night, this area buzzes with frenetic activity and the streets are lit with the neon light emanating from cinemas and bars. Principally a fabulous shopping district, Norrmalm lack the exclusivity of Ostermalm, however still provides decent bars an
Mosebacke
Sodermalm is known as the 'alternative' part of Stockholm: enjoy being out-of-the-ordinary, and not judged on where you drink or what you wear. The focus here is on originality and uniqueness, of which this music club has plenty...
Marie Laveau
The size of Marie Laveau means that it always gathers a proper crowd, creating a sense of buzz and excitement. Even the laid-back, cool Stockholmers, when gathered in full force can suddenly appear hugely bubbly.
Vetekatten
It's good to be reminded sometimes that not all Stockholm cafes are minimalist places with plain wooden tables and exactly the same sandwiches. This is the closest thing Stockholm has to a grand cafe. It's not, in truth, that grand, but it is charmin
Sturekatten
Expect traditional cakes, antique furnishings, and several steep staircases. Sturekatten is refreshingly old-fashioned, in an area that is obsessed with the latest style.
Muffin Bakery
The Muffin Bakery is Stockholm's equivalent to Manhattan's Magnolia Bakery and it has attracted a similar crowd of keen muffin addictees.
Lasse I Parken
There's a certain fairytale quality to this place, thanks to its outdoor seating and quaint little old building in which you can buy traditional Swedish cakes. In short, it's cute, which will either appeal to you or not.
Gooh!
Gooh! serves good food fast. The dishes were created by the chef at Operakällaren one of the finest restaurants in town but prices are amazingly low and most dishes are incredibly good. Eat in or take away.
Bonan
It's not going to win any points in the style awards, but Bonan does serve good food and is ideally located for a quick break on your way through this part of the city.

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