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Kungsholmen is an island-borough in western Stockholm, best known for the City Hall, Stockholms stadshus.
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.
- 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.
- Customs Office museum, Alströmergatan 39. Free entrance. Guided tours for a fee.
- Kungsholmen Church. Not Stockholm's greatest church. However, it is centrally located, still calm and secluded. Occasional concerts.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Eastern Kungsholmen is packed with restaurants of different price levels.
- Café Fix, Sankt Eriksgatan 35.
Stockholm's oldest coffee shop. 25 SEK for coffee, 5 SEK for refill. Nice food.
- Rådhuset, Scheelegatan 7.
A café inside the impressive district courthouse, Stockholms tingsrätt.
- Restaurang Ät Gott, S:t Göransgatan 74.
A diner with traditional Swedish food.
- Salt. A casual diner with Swedish and internattional food.
- Mäster Anders, Pipersgatan 1 (T-Rådhuset), ☎ +46 8 654 20 01..
French and Swedish cuisine with an emphasis on grilled meats. Mains 145-295 SEK.
- Kungsholmen, Norr 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.
- Mälarpaviljongen. A self-service café at the waterfront.
- Lux, Primusgatan 116 (Lilla Essingen, bus 1), ☎ . 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.
- Katana Grill & Sushi, Moa Martinsons torg.
An upmarket sushi restaurant at the waterfront.
- Wijnjas, Scheelegatan 3.
An old-fashioned basement with cheese and wine tasting.
Bars in Kungsholmen are concentrated around Fridhemsplan, and along Fleminggatan and Hantverkargatan. Prices are usually lower than the rest of the inner city.
- Dovas, S: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.
- Theodoras, S: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 22, Fridhemsgatan 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.
- Belman Hostel. T-Stadshagen: A low-cost hostel.
- STF Fridhemsplan, Sankt Eriksgatan 20, e-mail: email@example.com.
One of the largest and most modern hostels in Stockholm. Doubles from 625 SEK.
- Connect Hotel City, Alströmergatan 41. Has rooms of different size, cabins as well as extra large ones.
- Connect Hotel City, Alströmergatan 41. The cheapest rooms are very small and windowless. From around 1,000 SEK for a double.
- Courtyard Stockholm Kungsholmen, Rålambshovsleden 50 (T: Thorildsplan), ☎ , fax: +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.
- Clarion Hotel Amaranten, Kungsholmsgatan 31 (T: Rådhuset), ☎ , fax: +46 8 6504050, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Rooms with internet. Around 1,300 SEK for a double.
- M/S Monika. A refurbished 1908 sailboat.
- StayAt Stockholm Lindhagen, a new-built apartment hotel.