Generator, the ‘poshtel’ megabrand in Europe, launched their first Stockholm location in June and I was lucky enough to stay there last month, just weeks after it had opened. Spread over 11 floors, the building felt like it had previously been a hotel or something similar. There are 796 beds in 233 rooms, so Generator Stockholm is a big, vibrant hostel that benefits from being shiny, new and well-designed to suit fun, budget-minded travellers. 📌 While you’re planning your trip, […]
Looking for a fun night out in the Swedish capital? Or just want to know where all the action is? Check out these fabulous things to do in Stockholm! Know something new? Comment below to share the love 👇 Don’t miss my full Stockholm city guide here! Irregular parties 1. Danceoke Big love to Arthur who told me about this. Pronounced just how you think it should be, Danceoke was started in 2008 by feminist group ÖFA Kollektivet who have trademarked […]
I spend A LOT of time before I visit a city working out where the best places will be for me to brunch when I’m in town. It’s the most important meal of the day, so you definitely don’t want to get it wrong! Thankfully, Stockholm has some great spots to get your day started right. Here is the best brunch in Stockholm plus a great third option I think you should try as well. Check out my full Stockholm map […]
I had such an amazing summery weekend in Stockholm. What a brilliant city! If you’re thinking about booking a trip to Stockholm, take a look at these five things I learnt from travelling there. Check out my full Stockholm map and city guide here! 1. Be careful which airport you book Stockholm has 4 airports: Arlanda International Airport (the main airport so it is also known as simply Stockholm Airport), Bromma Airport, Skavsta Airport and Västerås Airport. As you can see […]
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What's on in Stockholm
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As a gluten-free traveller, I recommend using this handy Swedish restaurant card by Coeliac Travel when querying gluten-free options on a menu. Click the image to visit their website.
Things to watch out for in Stockholm
Airports - Stockholm has 4 airports and some budget airlines fly to the ones nearly 90 minutes outside the city (Skavsta and Västerås), which cost twice for transfers. It may work out cheaper (and quicker) to fly to Arlanda or Bromma airports, which are 20 minutes from the city.
Card-only - many restaurants and bars are card-only. I would definitely recommend only taking 30-50% of your spending money in cash, as every brunch spot and all the outdoor bars I went to did not take cash payments.
Expensive city - speaking of money: like most Nordic cities, Stockholm is hella expensive. But if you head there expecting to spend a bomb, then you will handle it better. On average, I found the beer to be around £6-7 pint (or as my pal Lucy puts it, "festival prices") and the food was around 1.5-2 times the price of food in London. Some places were surprisingly cheaper, so head there armed with some of the cheap eats on this guide and you should be ok.
Summer - as is typical of Europe, many cafes and restaurants are closed for the whole of July and part of August or have very reduced hours over summer. There were still plenty of places to eat and drink when I visited in July, but it is something to be aware of. That said, summer is incredible here! So gorgeous and amazing!
Check out these places in Stockholm
Brunch - Pom & Flora, Greasy Spoon, and Cafe Pascal.
Irregular parties - Danceoke, Kaffe, Kaka och Karaoke, Boi Boi Club, Moulin Noir, Slick and Mums Mums.
Venues - Celezte, Laika, Södra Teatern and Trädgården.