Stockholm/Kungsholmen

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Norr Mälarstrand, a waterfront walk.

Kungsholmen is an island-borough in western Stockholm, best known for the City Hall, Stockholms stadshus.

Understand[edit]

The eastern part of Kungsholmen is densely urban, and contains much of Stockholm's legal system: the national police board, the Kronobergshäktet jail, and the Stockholm district court (Stockholms tingsrätt), as well as many government functions, such as the City Hall, and the County Council.

The north-western part of the island is under development, with new hotels, shops and restaurants, as well as residential areas. The islands Stora Essingen and Lilla Essingen also belong to the borough. The E4/E20 expressway Essingeleden runs across these islands, as well as Kungsholmen.

Get in[edit]

Most of Kungsholmen is reached by subway, from Norrmalm, Vasastan, Västerort and Solna. The scenic Västerbron ("Western Bridge") connects to Södermalm. See Stockholm#Public transport.

See[edit]

Stadshuset (City hall) at sunset
  •    Stockholm City Hall (Stadshuset), Hantverkargatan 1 (T-Centralen).
    The city hall, where the Nobel Prize Banquet takes place every year, is an imposing brick building in the city centre. Guided tours are held daily, and allow you to see the impressive halls used for the Nobel festivities, the Blue Hall and the Golden Hall. The tower offers a great view of the Old Town and can be climbed (optionally, a lift can take you half the way). To avoid congestion and crowding, you have to get tickets in advance.
  •    Kungsholmen Church. Not Stockholm's greatest church. However, it is centrally located, still calm and secluded. Occasional concerts.

Do[edit]

Smedsuddsbadet is good for all ages.
Wildlife at Lilla Essingen.
  • The largest beach in inner-city Stockholm is the child-friendly Smedsuddsbadet (T Fridhemsplan), next to Rålambshov Park.
  • Fredhällsbadet (T Kristineberg) is a rocky beach on western Kungsholmen.
  •    Boulebar (T Fridhemsplan), Smedsuddsvägen 2. Food, drinks and boule pétanque.

Buy[edit]

  •    Västermalmsgallerian (T Fridhemsplan). Open M-F 10:00-19:00, Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 11:00-17:00..
    Opened in 2002, Västermalmsgallerian on Kungsholmen is good-looking but relatively small.
  • Vilse i Garderoben, Hantverkargatan 59, second hand store.
  • Lindhagenhuset.
    A shopping mall at the front of a big parking garage, with about a dozen shops. The Thai diner at the top floor has a good view of the neighbourhood.

Eat[edit]

Eastern Kungsholmen is packed with restaurants of different price levels.

Cafés[edit]

  •    Café FixSankt Eriksgatan 35.
    Stockholm's oldest coffee shop. 25 SEK for coffee, 5 SEK for refill. Nice food.
  •    RådhusetScheelegatan 7.
    A café inside the impressive district courthouse, Stockholms tingsrätt.

Budget[edit]

  •    Restaurang Ät GottS:t Göransgatan 74.
    A diner with traditional Swedish food.
  • Salt. A casual diner with Swedish and internattional food.

Mid-range[edit]

  •    Mäster AndersPipersgatan 1 (T-Rådhuset) +46 8 654 20 01..
    French and Swedish cuisine with an emphasis on grilled meats. Mains 145-295 SEK.
  • KungsholmenNorr Mälarstrand, kajplats 464 (T Rådhuset).
    Maybe on the expensive side of what constitutes mid-range, but this refined food court concept in a beautiful Kungsholmen quay location offers large portions of really tasty food in a variety of styles. Mains 175-260 SEK.

Splurge[edit]

  •    LuxPrimusgatan 116 (Lilla Essingen, bus 1),  +46 8 619 01 90. Open Tu-Fr 11:30-14:00, 17:00-23:00, Sa 17:00-23:00..
    In a waterside location on one of Stockholm’s smaller islands, Lux offers both a relaxed atmosphere and some very good modern cooking. Mains 315-345 SEK, tasting menu 940 SEK. One Guide Michelin star.
  •    WijnjasScheelegatan 3.
    An old-fashioned basement with cheese and wine tasting.

Drink[edit]

Kungsholmen by night. The cranes are building Hagastaden in Solna.

Bars in Kungsholmen are concentrated around Fridhemsplan, and along Fleminggatan and Hantverkargatan. Prices are usually lower than the rest of the inner city.

  •    DovasS:t Eriksgatan 53 A.
    Cheap beer, 30 SEK for a 500 ml bottle of Norrlands Guld or another local ale. There is a nightclub opposite which most of the young locals seem to disappear into when this place closes.
  • TheodorasS:t Eriksgatan 53 B.
    Located about 10 metres further down the street, with the same owner, it is basically a quieter copy of its brother, Dovas.
  •    Nivå 22Fridhemsgatan 17.
    A low-end pub with a roof deck, where one can drink and smoke at the same time.
  • Trädgården (The Garden), Fleminggatan 2-4 (T Rådhuset).
    A popular summer club, probably owing much to the fact that half of the club (including one dance floor) is situated outdoors, since Swedes love to spend as much of their brief summers as possible outdoors. Not to be confused by the similarly named club in Södermalm.

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

  •    Connect Hotel CityAlströmergatan 41. Has rooms of different size, cabins as well as extra large ones.
  •    Connect Hotel CityAlströmergatan 41. The cheapest rooms are very small and windowless. From around 1,000 SEK for a double.
  •    Courtyard Stockholm KungsholmenRålambshovsleden 50 (T: Thorildsplan),  +46 8 4413100fax: +46 8 4413199. The only Marriott hotel in Stockholm. Rooms with internet, aircon, coffee maker, ironing board, fridge and safe. The hotel has a fitness centre and a restaurant with local and international cuisine. Expensive parking at 295 SEK. Around 1,200 SEK for a double.
  • StayAt Stockholm Lindhagen, a new-built apartment hotel.

Splurge[edit]

Connect[edit]

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