Smycken på Nordiska Museet has a wonderful collection of jewellery from the 16th century to the present day.
November brings the “Zaz” International Festival for Performance Art . With Tamar Raban at the helm as its artistic director, it will provide a showcase for 30 performance artists from Israel and further afield.
EAT is a stylish, canteen-style bistro that fuses elements of Asian and European cooking.
Sturekatten sells lace and antiques, but also strong coffee, simple sandwiches and fistsized cinnamon rolls.
You’ll find garlic just about everywhere at Garlic & Shots, including in the ice cream and beer.
Located on an otherwise uninspiring street, Restaurang Jonas is one of Stockholm’s best restaurants, with two different dining rooms catering to different budgets.
The supremely popular Flippin’ Burgers, meanwhile, serves up a slice of Americana. The burgers are delicious, as are the truly indulgent, ice creambased ’shakes.
Story Hotel (rooms from €141/SEK1190) is a favourite with international style magazines. The brilliant location and on-trend bar are just two of the perks.
Hotel Hellstens Malmgard (rooms from €117/SEK990) once served as a country retreat for the Swedish royalty. It’s now a friendly hotel, with bold colour schemes and Gustavianstyle furniture. Approximately 500 metres from the hotel is Tantolunden Park, a popular winter sledging spot.
Hotel M/S Monika (rooms from €124/ SEK1039) is set aboard a wooden sailing ship, built in the north in 1908. Now she’s docked permanently at the pretty Kungsholms Strand. The small but cosy rooms are decorated with a certain nautical flair.
Mood isn’t your typical mall. Artists have pimped every nook and cranny, including the bathroom, creating an almost psychedelic ambience. You won’t find high street chains here; instead, browse Scandinavian luxury brands such as Rodebjer and Pour, or check out Club Monaco’s preppy hipster offerings.
Grandpa is something of a misnomer, as the only grandfatherly aspect of this lifestyle boutique is that it sells old-fashioned board games. Otherwise, it’s best known for its selection of minimalist Scandy fashion for men and women alike. The in-house café makes a mean espresso.
Hotellet is a sleek restaurant and club, frequented by a well-dressed clientele and a generous sprinkling of celebrities. Dress up to get behind the velvet ropes.
Södra Teatern is a party mansion, perched on the rocky heights of Söder. It stages some of the best, most eclectic live music in town, while the panoramic windows in the bar offer great views of Stockholm.
Colourful Piren restaurant and bar was one of the first hotspots that opened in this part of town. The splendid views over the water serve as a soothing backdrop to beers and conversation.