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Stockholm Photo Diary




I'm relatively obsessed with all things Scandinavian, and if you follow me on Instagram you may know that I recently went on a trip to Sweden's capital of Stockholm. We stayed in a stunning Airbnb apartment in the centre of the city's old town, Gamla Stan, which was definitely one of the highlights in itself. Although I only had the chance to stay for four days I thought I'd put together a photo diary and share some of my favourite spots and recommendations with you. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful!

Food & Drink

Herman's: This was undoubtedly my favourite restaurant from the trip. Herman's is a purse-friendly all-you-can-eat vegan buffet, with an extensive selection of salads, hot food (I'd 100% recommend their vegan lasagne. Thank me later) and desserts. Not only is the food incredible, but the restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful with plenty of outdoor seating looking over a panoramic view of Stockholm's skyline. It's worth a visit for the scenery itself! 

Greasy Spoon: We visited this place for brunch on our first day and I was blown away. They truly have something for everyone, whether you're partial to the sweet or savoury side of breakfast dishes. I opted for their banana maple french toast and it was incredible, although it was closely rivalled by their halloumi stack which I also sampled. This place is a must if you find yourself in Södermalm.

Flippin' Burgers: This place was a little far out considering where we were staying, although it was well worth the walk as I was not disappointed. As the name suggests, Flippin' Burgers offers a selection of delicious burgers with simplicity being at the heart of their ethos. My sister and I ordered their veggie option which was absolutely delicious, and I'd also highly recommend their "cheezus fries superstar" fries (brownie points for the amazing name) that come topped with their own organic cheese sauce. Don't miss out on their milkshakes and floats either- you won't regret a thing. 

Shopping

Hornstulls Marknad: If you happen to be in Stockholm over the weekend then this place is not to be missed. This flea market runs along the water and comprises of a range of vendors selling brand new and pre-loved clothes, antiques, food and more. Everything was extremely affordable considering Stockholm's reputation for being on the more expensive side, as I managed to buy four pieces of clothing for less than 200SEK (around £20). I could easily have spent all day here. 

Culture

Fotografiska: Although I found entry to Stockholm's photography museum reasonably pricey I'd still highly recommend it for their broad collection of exhibitions. On our visit they were showcasing work by Bryan Adams and his celebrity portraiture, as well as a moving series of panoramas by Nick Brandt about the deterioration of the landscape and destruction of wildlife in East Africa. You could spend hours here getting lost in the photographs, and it's just around the corner from Herman's if you fancy a post-museum pick-me-up. 

Hop On- Hop Off Boat: Although Hop On- Hop Off tours feature in every major city, I find them extremely useful for getting to know where you are staying, particularly if your trip is short-lived like mine was. The boats arrive every 15 minutes and the tour only takes one hour and will fill you with knowledge about Stockholm's landmarks, history and culture. Tickets are valid for 24 hours so you have unlimited access to the boats for this time, which especially comes in handy as an alternative transport method if you are tired of walking like we were by the end of our stay.


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