Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Stockholm

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 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.
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
Cycling
Tennis
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...
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.
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...
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: 
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...
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
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.
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.
Pelikan
High ceilings and large windows make this bar seem elegant and wise, with its lack of pretension, and decidedly mature aesthetic. This is the kind of place where you can duck in out of the rain, or meet for an afternoon drink ‰ÛÒ the candles on the tab
Eriks Bakficka
Maintaining true Swedish roots amongst the flourishing trends of the area, the traditional home-cooking is even more thrilling in the knowledge that it's a local well kept secret.
Den Gamle och Havet
This family-run restaurant is deservedly popular thanks to welcoming service and excellent food. It's almost always busy so be sure to phone ahead. For those nights when you are really hungry it's perfect.
Esplanade
Real time-warp of a traditional seaside hotel from the early twentieth century with impeccable standards. Expect fine linen, the sound of sea gulls, classic breakfast spreads and homely teas after a blustery walk by the water.

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