One night in Stockholm

When you think of Stockholm, words like design, art, culture and architecture spring to mind - and with good reason. Stockholm is modern, stylish, and yet hugely rich in history. The largest city in Scandinavia has an extremely unusual layout, spread across a total of 14 islands, each with its own style. The famous Gamla Stan old town enchants with its narrow alleyways, old churches and venerable merchants' houses. Time seems to have stood still here! Södermalm is fast becoming the trendy hub of the city. Over recent years this quarter of Stockholm has developed into a magnet for artists and students, both as a place to live and socialise. Starting out from this district, four well-known Swedish influencers, some of them musicians, will be our guides for an exciting night out.

Experience an evening with

Live Music @ Ingrid Studios

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4 pm

When musicians meet for a jamming session, there's no better place in Stockholm than Ingrid Studios. As soon as you walk through the doors, the passion for music here is tangible. A café with a rustic ambience leads into the completely authentic recording studio, whose owner works with artists such as Lykke Li, Franz Ferdinand, and Primal Scream. Here, ideas become songs, sound checks are performed, lyrics discussed, and the perfect song crafted. Visitors are sure to get goose bumps!

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"My second home. nowhere else do I feel as close to the music as I do here!"

SIMON

Chilling at Skinnarviksberget

5.45 pm

Skinnarviksberget is a natural viewing point which is often neglected by tour guides. Once you've clambered over the somewhat slippery, rocky path to reach your hilltop destination, the views over Stockholm are unparalleled.

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"The views over the city and the fading light on late afternoons are quite special. It's really worth climbing to the top!"

OSCAR
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Couples come to watch the sun set, and friends gather to enjoy a beer in the evenings. The cry of seagulls can still be heard through party music when there's a celebration going on up here. After a few minutes, you leave this idyllic spot behind and head back into the busy city. And on we go...

Next stop: Linje Tio

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7.40 pm

Linje Tio offers an exciting triple combination, with a restaurant, wine bar and barber's shop under one roof. Linje Tio is based on a location in Brooklyn, New York. There is something very urbane and metropolitan about standing at a long wrought metal bar, sipping an excellent cocktail and watching the hustle and bustle of life on the Hornstull.

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"I come here quite often, maybe just for a drink, maybe something to eat. I really like its style!"

SIMON

The restaurant area serves small, Mediterranean-style dishes, which can be combined to create your personal menu. If you need a haircut before your date, head next door to the no-frills barber shop, which is highly rated by customers for its long opening hours and fair prices. A great combination, and a perfect match for the Södermalm lifestyle!

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Drinks with a view: TAK

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9.30 pm

The TAK terraces are no secret. The 360° view onto the Swedish capital from this rooftop bar is an absolute highlight of Stockholm nightlife, and is recommended in all the main city guides.

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"In summer, the whole of Stockholm meets here - one of the nicest rooftop bars in the city."

TOBIAS
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On sunny days, when all of the 220 spots are occupied by a cosmopolitan party crowd, there are regular appearances by DJs and live acts, and the welcoming service team always rises to the challenge. Alongside a wide selection of cocktails, the bar menu also includes selected wines, beer and sake, as well as Japanese fusion cuisine. A mix that lifts the spirits!

Art on the underground: T-Centralen

11.10 pm

The Stockholm metro is one vast art gallery: More than 90 of the 110 stations are decorated with works of art from around 150 different artists, dating from the 1950s to the 2000s. A journey from one station to the next is comparable to a short museum trip, so for the price of a metro ticket you can discover sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, inscriptions and reliefs - and travel quickly between stations too. T-Centralen forms the heart of the Stockholm metro system. The T stands for tunnelbana, the Swedish word for underground metro system. All lines meet here, and during rush hour it's crowded, loud and stuffy. And yet, the most-frequented station in Stockholm is a fascinating and lively place, which all visitors should experience at least once.

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"Art plus transit - although I live here, this combination never ceases to amaze me."

ANDREAS
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