Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Stockholm

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.
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
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...
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Nox
Seen from the outside Nox looks wonderfully dark and decadent. Inside the black-and-green colour scheme creates an atmosphere that's both fasionable and faintly sinister. Attracts a curious mixture of guests from pre-clubbers getting a cocktail to of
Lo Scudetto
A reliable, understated restaurant that may not be the most fashionable place in the city, but does what it does extremely well.
Lisa Elmqvist
Saluhall in Östermalm is a redbrick 19th century covered market that sells some of the best produce in Stockholm. It's also home to this Lisa Elmqvist, a family-run business that serves incredibly fresh traditional seafood. An excellent lunch sp
Gerda’s
One of two first-class seafood restaurants in the great redbrick indoor market in Östermalm. It's always a pleasure to browse the market, and eating here is equally enjoyable. Needless to say, with its location in the marketplace the fish is inc
East
A core part of the East Asian culture is based on simplicity and the hard chairs and floor seating provide the pure and proper way to eat the typical food.
Bistro Ruby
The problem with Gamla Stan is the fact it's Stockholm's tourist central. The pretty cobbled streets and quaint architecture draw those in search of 'ye olde Stockholm' and because of that the restaurants are often over-priced and poor in food. Bistr
Bakfickan
A hidden gem offering a relaxed atmosphere and excellent Swedish food. A very popular business lunch spot during the week, it's also also one of the best places to get a late-evening meal.
Akki Sushi
In humble surroundings, Akki Sushi manages to create an atmosphere of real excitement based on the food alone: light and fluffy tempura, delicate sashimi, and many other sushi dishes that will continue to lure you back.
Nordic Sea
The lobby to the Nordic Sea is impressive, with a vast aquarium and the Absolut Ice Bar, which is always busy with parka-clad visitors. The property is nowhere near as smart as its sibling, the Nordic Light, but rooms are far more affordable. Be warn
Langholmen Hotel
The hotel makes no attempt to hides its past as a prison. In fact, it plays it up. The former exercise yard is now a cafe. Although it is a littlle removed from the centre, it's easy to catch a bus to the heart town.

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