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Karin

Karin’s guidebook

Useful services
Here I've listed some local and useful services you might need while staying at my Airbnb.
Fitness studio just five minutes walk away. This chain is spread all over Sweden offering gym classes and fitness equipment.
Friskis&Svettis Sveavägen
63 Sveavägen
Fitness studio just five minutes walk away. This chain is spread all over Sweden offering gym classes and fitness equipment.
This is the local grocery store & supermarket, located just down the road (corner Sveavägen & Tegnergatan) and only a couple of minutes away. Very handy and good selection of groceries.
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Coop Sveavägen
70 Sveavägen
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This is the local grocery store & supermarket, located just down the road (corner Sveavägen & Tegnergatan) and only a couple of minutes away. Very handy and good selection of groceries.
The local pharmacy is just a few minutes walk away on Sveavägen, providing all you can expect from a pharmacy.
Apotek Hjärtat
24-26 Sveavägen
The local pharmacy is just a few minutes walk away on Sveavägen, providing all you can expect from a pharmacy.
This laundry service offers both "Do it yourself - Laundry" and "Leave it to us - Laundry", as well as ironing, dry-cleaning and other wash-related services. They pride themselves to provide a unique alternative for tourists since Tvattomaten is the only laundry in Stockholm which includes self-service.
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Coin-operated laundry in Stockholm
61B Västmannagatan
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This laundry service offers both "Do it yourself - Laundry" and "Leave it to us - Laundry", as well as ironing, dry-cleaning and other wash-related services. They pride themselves to provide a unique alternative for tourists since Tvattomaten is the only laundry in Stockholm which includes self-service.
Food scene
World-class cuisine, modern concept restaurants, innovative kitchens and Michelin-starred restaurants – Stockholm has some of the world’s best food scenes and many restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars are located in the immediate area of my Airbnb. Here are just a few of my favourite places nearby.
Well thought out, timeless and Contemporary food. Rolfs Kök is a successful combination of warm personal service, outstanding wines and well-prepared food based on fine ingredients. Only a minute walk away, located at Tegnergatan.
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Rolfs Kök
41 Tegnérgatan
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Well thought out, timeless and Contemporary food. Rolfs Kök is a successful combination of warm personal service, outstanding wines and well-prepared food based on fine ingredients. Only a minute walk away, located at Tegnergatan.
Minimalistic but cozy café located in the same block and just around the corner, a minute away. Gast serves up exciting blends of coffee as well as great buns, sandwiches and even light lunches.
Gast Café
57 Rådmansgatan
Minimalistic but cozy café located in the same block and just around the corner, a minute away. Gast serves up exciting blends of coffee as well as great buns, sandwiches and even light lunches.
Just down the road, a block away and only a minute walk you'll find Jureskogs at Sveavägen. Nice burger meals to good prices.
JURESKOGS
49 Sveavägen
Just down the road, a block away and only a minute walk you'll find Jureskogs at Sveavägen. Nice burger meals to good prices.
You’ll find this classic and unpretentious café in the garden of the former Observatory Museum, only five minutes walk from my place. The menu here includes waffles, homemade elderflower juice, and simple lunch dishes. Himlavalvet's outdoor dining, beneath the lush green trees, is a great place to relax during the summer but the café is open year-round and even has a traditional Swedish Christmas buffet in December.
Kafe Himlavalvet
120 Drottninggatan
You’ll find this classic and unpretentious café in the garden of the former Observatory Museum, only five minutes walk from my place. The menu here includes waffles, homemade elderflower juice, and simple lunch dishes. Himlavalvet's outdoor dining, beneath the lush green trees, is a great place to relax during the summer but the café is open year-round and even has a traditional Swedish Christmas buffet in December.
Chain bakery with vegan dishes such as smoothie bowls and savory bowls. Also offers typical Swedish cinnamon buns & saffron buns. A cosy and spacious Place for a Swedish Fika or light lunch sallad.
Bröd & Salt Sveavägen
47 Sveavägen
Chain bakery with vegan dishes such as smoothie bowls and savory bowls. Also offers typical Swedish cinnamon buns & saffron buns. A cosy and spacious Place for a Swedish Fika or light lunch sallad.
Nice little place for quick and healthy food, eat in or take away. Freshly made and big portion so value for money. Reasonably priced. Just down the road, a minute or two walk from my Airbnb.
Reload Superfood Bar
78 Sveavägen
Nice little place for quick and healthy food, eat in or take away. Freshly made and big portion so value for money. Reasonably priced. Just down the road, a minute or two walk from my Airbnb.
The local pub in the same block, just a minute walk away. Focus is on quality beers, but also a wide range of different whisky brands and selected wines. On the menu you'll find both classic pub meals and slow food.
The Queen's Head
108 Drottninggatan
The local pub in the same block, just a minute walk away. Focus is on quality beers, but also a wide range of different whisky brands and selected wines. On the menu you'll find both classic pub meals and slow food.
Just a few minutes away is the restaurant Köttmästarn on Tegnergatan, serving high quality meat from their experienced butchers. Great beer selection as well.
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Köttmästarn
32 Tegnérgatan
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Just a few minutes away is the restaurant Köttmästarn on Tegnergatan, serving high quality meat from their experienced butchers. Great beer selection as well.
If you're a sushi fan, you'll like Sushi Devil. This restaurant is only a few minutes walk away up the road (corner Tegnergatan / Drottninggatan).
Hattori Sushi Devil
43 Tegnérgatan
If you're a sushi fan, you'll like Sushi Devil. This restaurant is only a few minutes walk away up the road (corner Tegnergatan / Drottninggatan).
Fabrique at Drottninggatan is just minutes walk away and is part of a the local chain of traditional wood-fired bakeries that are located throughout central Stockholm. Here you'll find top-quality fresh-baked sourdough bread, rolls, and cakes baked by hand with natural ingredients according to time-honored traditions.
Fabrique
102 Drottninggatan
Fabrique at Drottninggatan is just minutes walk away and is part of a the local chain of traditional wood-fired bakeries that are located throughout central Stockholm. Here you'll find top-quality fresh-baked sourdough bread, rolls, and cakes baked by hand with natural ingredients according to time-honored traditions.
A popular restaurant, bar, deli, and store, approx five minutes walk away. The menu is varied and the dishes are well prepared. There is also a roof top bar at the 9th floor where you'll find the green art park.
Urban Deli
A popular restaurant, bar, deli, and store, approx five minutes walk away. The menu is varied and the dishes are well prepared. There is also a roof top bar at the 9th floor where you'll find the green art park.
Sightseeing
Below I've listed some of the sights I'd recommend to visit, most located in the immediate area of my Airbnb.
Only a few minutes walk away is The Strindberg Museum / Blå tornet. This is the last residence of famous Swedish author, playwright, and artist August Strindberg (1849-1912). Visit this home, consisting of a bedroom, dining room and workroom.
Strindbergsmuseet
85 Drottninggatan
Only a few minutes walk away is The Strindberg Museum / Blå tornet. This is the last residence of famous Swedish author, playwright, and artist August Strindberg (1849-1912). Visit this home, consisting of a bedroom, dining room and workroom.
Located just approx five minutes walk away is this bathhouse, located in a beautiful art nouveau building with a courtyard from 1909. Swimming pool, fitness activities, therapeutic baths along with facial and body treatments. There is also a lovely restaurant here.
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Centralbadet
88 Drottninggatan
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Located just approx five minutes walk away is this bathhouse, located in a beautiful art nouveau building with a courtyard from 1909. Swimming pool, fitness activities, therapeutic baths along with facial and body treatments. There is also a lovely restaurant here.
Architecture buffs should stop by the Stadsbiblioteket library, designed by Gunnar Asplund. Only approx 5-7 minutes walk away.
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Biblioteca Pública de Estocolmo
73 Sveavägen
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Architecture buffs should stop by the Stadsbiblioteket library, designed by Gunnar Asplund. Only approx 5-7 minutes walk away.
Rosendals Trädgård is one of my absolutely true gems, approx 35 mins journey from here (walk and tram or bus)! The garden is located in a fantastic setting on Djurgården island. The café uses organic and biodynamic ingredients, a lot of them even come from their own garden. Don't miss to pop in to the little boutique before you leave.
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Rosendals Trädgård
38 Rosendalsvägen
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Rosendals Trädgård is one of my absolutely true gems, approx 35 mins journey from here (walk and tram or bus)! The garden is located in a fantastic setting on Djurgården island. The café uses organic and biodynamic ingredients, a lot of them even come from their own garden. Don't miss to pop in to the little boutique before you leave.
Kulturhuset is Stockholm’s arts and culture center and approx 15 mins walk away. The imposing multistory building has something for everyone: live theater, exhibitions, libraries, seminars, events, restaurants, and cafés. It’s a popular hangout during the day.
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Kulturhuset
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Kulturhuset is Stockholm’s arts and culture center and approx 15 mins walk away. The imposing multistory building has something for everyone: live theater, exhibitions, libraries, seminars, events, restaurants, and cafés. It’s a popular hangout during the day.
Approx 15 mins walk away you will find Stockholm's centrally located tourist information center. Here you will receive personal service and help with most anything to do with your stay in Stockholm. Staff will point out things you don't want to miss, offer tips, advice, and inspiration or simply show you how to get to places.
Stockholm Visitor Center
5 Sergels Torg
Approx 15 mins walk away you will find Stockholm's centrally located tourist information center. Here you will receive personal service and help with most anything to do with your stay in Stockholm. Staff will point out things you don't want to miss, offer tips, advice, and inspiration or simply show you how to get to places.
Part of the Royal National City Park, the lush Haga Park (or just Haga) is situated approx 30-35 mins walk away from my Airbnb. Founded by the monarch Gustav III in 1780-1797, Haga is Sweden's foremost example of an English landscape park, and one of Sweeden’s most popular recreational areas. It's also the site of many historical landmarks. The Chinese Pavilion, The Turkish Kiosk, and The Royal Burial Ground are all found in the park. Within the park is also Haga Palace, the residence of Crown Princess Victoria and her family.
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Hagaparken
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Part of the Royal National City Park, the lush Haga Park (or just Haga) is situated approx 30-35 mins walk away from my Airbnb. Founded by the monarch Gustav III in 1780-1797, Haga is Sweden's foremost example of an English landscape park, and one of Sweeden’s most popular recreational areas. It's also the site of many historical landmarks. The Chinese Pavilion, The Turkish Kiosk, and The Royal Burial Ground are all found in the park. Within the park is also Haga Palace, the residence of Crown Princess Victoria and her family.
Shopping
The essence of Swedish fashion is simple, wearable looks with a high trend factor and at reasonable prices. The fact that fashion is one of the most popular forms of contemporary cultural expression is obvious in Stockholm’s prime fashion shopping districts. There are plenty of shopping very close to my Airbnb, here I've listed some of my favourite shopping places.
Steeped in tradition, NK is approx 20 mins walk away and it is Stockholm’s most luxurious department store, established 1915. Swedish and international fashion, cosmetics, jewelry, crystal, ceramics, design, fine foods and much more.
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NK Stockholm
18-20 Hamngatan
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Steeped in tradition, NK is approx 20 mins walk away and it is Stockholm’s most luxurious department store, established 1915. Swedish and international fashion, cosmetics, jewelry, crystal, ceramics, design, fine foods and much more.
Department store approx 15 mins walk away and it is spread over many levels, offering a wide range of fashion, design, food etc.
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Åhléns City
50 Klarabergsgatan
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Department store approx 15 mins walk away and it is spread over many levels, offering a wide range of fashion, design, food etc.
New and stylish mall only 15 mins walk away from my Airbnb, with a focus on fashion and design. Mood features niche boutiques, along with famous international brands. When you are ready for a shopping break, you can enjoy a delicious meal in one of the popular restaurants on offer in this mall.
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MOOD
48 Regeringsgatan
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New and stylish mall only 15 mins walk away from my Airbnb, with a focus on fashion and design. Mood features niche boutiques, along with famous international brands. When you are ready for a shopping break, you can enjoy a delicious meal in one of the popular restaurants on offer in this mall.
Stockholm's most affluent shopping district is found in the pedestrianized downtown district named Bibliotekstan and is on approx 15 mins walk away from my Airbnb. In the blocks surrounding Biblioteksgatan, between the squares Stureplan and Norrmalmstorg, you will find international luxury brands Prada, Gucci & Marc Jacobs alongside Swedish fashion labels like Acne, Whyred, and Hope.
Biblioteksgatan
Stockholm's most affluent shopping district is found in the pedestrianized downtown district named Bibliotekstan and is on approx 15 mins walk away from my Airbnb. In the blocks surrounding Biblioteksgatan, between the squares Stureplan and Norrmalmstorg, you will find international luxury brands Prada, Gucci & Marc Jacobs alongside Swedish fashion labels like Acne, Whyred, and Hope.
The street Drottninggatan, only a minute or two away from my Airbnb, is choc-a-bloc with small specialist shops, big stores like H&M and Zara, Swedish fashion brand stores and just about every type of retailer imaginable. Look out for Designtorget at Sergels Torg; it sells household design/functional objects mostly created by up and coming Nordic designers that you are unlikely to find anywhere else.
Drottninggatan
The street Drottninggatan, only a minute or two away from my Airbnb, is choc-a-bloc with small specialist shops, big stores like H&M and Zara, Swedish fashion brand stores and just about every type of retailer imaginable. Look out for Designtorget at Sergels Torg; it sells household design/functional objects mostly created by up and coming Nordic designers that you are unlikely to find anywhere else.
Downtown Stockholm’s first and largest galleria, approx 15 mins walk away from my Airbnb. Over 80 stores under one roof offer a broad selection of young and affordable fashion, cafés and restaurants.
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Gallerian
37 Hamngatan
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Downtown Stockholm’s first and largest galleria, approx 15 mins walk away from my Airbnb. Over 80 stores under one roof offer a broad selection of young and affordable fashion, cafés and restaurants.
Neighbourhoods
Stockholm is a mosaic of unique areas and districts. These are some of my favourite neighbourhoods, all on walking distance from my Airbnb.
Gamla Stan (the Old Town), approx 20 mins walk away from my Airbnb, is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe and one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm. This is where Stockholm was founded in 1252 and this is where the The Royal Palace is located. All of Gamla Stan and the adjacent island of Riddarholmen are like a living pedestrian-friendly museum full of sights, attractions, restaurants, cafés, bars and places to shop.
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Gamla Stan
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Gamla Stan (the Old Town), approx 20 mins walk away from my Airbnb, is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe and one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm. This is where Stockholm was founded in 1252 and this is where the The Royal Palace is located. All of Gamla Stan and the adjacent island of Riddarholmen are like a living pedestrian-friendly museum full of sights, attractions, restaurants, cafés, bars and places to shop.
Östermalm makes for an interesting contradiction. It’s a posh residential neighborhood, only 10-15 mins walk away from this Airbnb. But it also has the highest concentration of nightclubs in the city, found around Stureplan. A slow saunter between the food stalls in the Östermalmshallen market hall is also mandatory. Take a walk along Strandvägen, and enjoy the magnificent buildings and wonderful seaside views. Many of the boats out to the Stockholm Archiplago depart from Nybrokajen.
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Östermalm
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Östermalm makes for an interesting contradiction. It’s a posh residential neighborhood, only 10-15 mins walk away from this Airbnb. But it also has the highest concentration of nightclubs in the city, found around Stureplan. A slow saunter between the food stalls in the Östermalmshallen market hall is also mandatory. Take a walk along Strandvägen, and enjoy the magnificent buildings and wonderful seaside views. Many of the boats out to the Stockholm Archiplago depart from Nybrokajen.
The streets of Vasastan where this Airbnb is bordering to, have a homey feel to them, as this is mostly a residential area. An abundance of small local restaurants populates the area, mainly concentrated around Odenplan and St. Eriksplan. Rörstrandsgatan is a street worthy of a closer look. Small shops and vintage stores are sprinkled around this part of town. The big park Vasaparken is perfect for picnics in the summer and ice skating in the winter.
Vasastan
The streets of Vasastan where this Airbnb is bordering to, have a homey feel to them, as this is mostly a residential area. An abundance of small local restaurants populates the area, mainly concentrated around Odenplan and St. Eriksplan. Rörstrandsgatan is a street worthy of a closer look. Small shops and vintage stores are sprinkled around this part of town. The big park Vasaparken is perfect for picnics in the summer and ice skating in the winter.
Approx 10-15 mins walk away from this Airbnb is Kungsholmen, primarily a residential island, where you'll have a great opportunity to mix with the locals. Lots of lively restaurants, bars, and cafés are found here, especially along Hantverkargatan and Fleminggatan. Kungsholmen is home to the most prominent building of the Stockholm skyline, the City Hall. If you get the chance, don’t miss climbing the tower to be amazed by the incredible view.
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Kungsholmen
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Approx 10-15 mins walk away from this Airbnb is Kungsholmen, primarily a residential island, where you'll have a great opportunity to mix with the locals. Lots of lively restaurants, bars, and cafés are found here, especially along Hantverkargatan and Fleminggatan. Kungsholmen is home to the most prominent building of the Stockholm skyline, the City Hall. If you get the chance, don’t miss climbing the tower to be amazed by the incredible view.