STYLE AND CULTURE
STYLISH CITY: STOCKHOLM
By Hayley Leaver, 18 December 2018
Stockholm has a reputation for being one of the pricier cities in the world, and if you order two cocktails you’ll find that’s pretty deserved. With an Old Town (Gamla Stan) that’s all cobbled streets and Christmas markets selling rocky road, it’s worth saving up for, though. Despite being made up of 14 islands, it’s also easy to navigate on foot. Head to Södermalm in the south and you can take your pick of design-focused apartments to rent, plus your kronas go a little further. Colourful cafes packed with mismatched furniture and vintage shops also make this neighbourhood worth knowing.
Applying their efficient approach to design to dining, too, you’ll find the city loves a hybrid bar/restaurant. In Taverna Brillo, you’ve got an affordable fail-safe for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the fancy Östermalm district. Proving that some things can actually be all things to all men, it’s a bread shop, deli counter, ice cream parlour and live music venue, too. For those of you who think a kebab is only a late-night staple reserved for an evening on the Bigg Market, you’ll discover Stockholm also has a lot of love for this delicacy. Sample another culinary hybrid – the kebab pizza – at popular snack stop Pizzeria Nivå and you can round off your night in relatively affordable style, something that doesn't happen too often here.