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June 1, 2015

GSN's round-up of restaurants that we've visited to in Stockholm

Nothing beats good food and we love trying out restaurants and bars around the world. Here are a few of our recent reviews from Stockholm.

May 30, 2015

Calling all aspiring travel bloggers: share your pride stories with us this summer

GSN has teamed up with gay travel bloggers Two Bad Tourists for their #mygaypride campaign this summer.

The campaign – the brainchild of David Brown and Auston Matta – will see a team of 17 LGBTI and straight-allied writers and bloggers, plus 100 ambassadors, attend gay pride events around the world and share their stories via social media.

May 12, 2015

'Welcome to Sweden. Gay since 1944'

Sweden is using gay 'propaganda' to repel Russian submarines.

The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS) installed the Singing Sailor defense system east of Stockholm on 27 April.

The subsurface sonar system sends out the Morse code: 'This way if you're gay.'

It also features a neon sign of a sailor waving a white flag above the text: 'Welcome to Sweden. Gay since 1944' – the year Sweden legalized gay sex.

May 9, 2015

A guide to some of the highlights you'll find in the capital of Sweden

The capital of Sweden is the perfect destination for a European weekend mini-break.

Constructed over 14 small islands, connected together by over 50 bridges, the low-rise nature of Stockholm means that it is a city that is defined by light and by water.

This is a beautiful city that you can get a lot out of just by wandering the streets and soaking up the atmosphere as you admire the cool, blond style of the local residents.

To help you get the most out of your visit to Stockholm here are some suggestions of things to do and see while you are there.

May 9, 2015

A guide to some of the highlights you'll find in the capital of Sweden

The capital of Sweden is the perfect destination for a European weekend mini-break.

Constructed over 14 small islands, connected together by over 50 bridges, the low-rise nature of Stockholm means that it is a city that is defined by light and by water.

This is a beautiful city that you can get a lot out of just by wandering the streets and soaking up the atmosphere as you admire the cool, blond style of the local residents.

To help you get the most out of your visit to Stockholm here are some suggestions of things to do and see while you are there.

May 8, 2015

A cool bar for clever cocktails

Stockholm is a city that seems to be blessed with a huge range of great restaurants and stylish bars.

We were there recently on for a mini-break weekend and one of the best we found was Hornstulls Bodega.

This is a proper, grown-up bar where they take their drinks very seriously.

A very good bar.

Gareth Johnson

May 8, 2015

A cool bar for clever cocktails

Stockholm is a city that seems to be blessed with a huge range of great restaurants and stylish bars.

We were there recently on for a mini-break weekend and one of the best we found was Hornstulls Bodega.

This is a proper, grown-up bar where they take their drinks very seriously.

A very good bar.

Gareth Johnson

May 8, 2015

One of the biggest parties in the city

You can stay in Berns Hotel, it is first and foremost a hotel, but most people know it as a top-drawer party destination.

This is a big, ballroom space. Chandeliers, balconies, and an outdoor terrace. Incredibly popular with the locals, it is not uncommon to see huge queues of people, waiting patiently to get in for a big night out.

It's more of a straight crowd than a gay crowd that you'll find at Berns Hotel, but most venues in Stockholm are very mixed and welcoming of everyone whatever your sexuality.

May 8, 2015

One of the city's favorite gay clubs

Patricia has long been a favorite gay club for the people of Stockholm in Sweden. However it has recently had to move location and locals report that it is now a bit harder to get to so perhaps a little less popular than it used to be.

One of the reasons that the club had to move is because it is on a boat. Stockholm is redeveloping the wall that divides its lake from the harbour, and the boat of Patricia has had to make way for the development works.

May 8, 2015

One of the city's favorite gay clubs

Patricia has long been a favorite gay club for the people of Stockholm in Sweden. However it has recently had to move location and locals report that it is now a bit harder to get to so perhaps a little less popular than it used to be.

One of the reasons that the club had to move is because it is on a boat. Stockholm is redeveloping the wall that divides its lake from the harbour, and the boat of Patricia has had to make way for the development works.

May 7, 2015

Stylish shopping in the SoFo neighborhood of Södermalm

Stockholm is a beautiful city spread across 14 islands.

On the island of Södermalm you'll find the neighborhood of SoFo – the locals are quick to point out that it has a bit of a Brooklyn feel.

May 7, 2015

Stylish shopping in the SoFo neighborhood of Södermalm

Stockholm is a beautiful city spread across 14 islands.

On the island of Södermalm you'll find the neighborhood of SoFo – the locals are quick to point out that it has a bit of a Brooklyn feel.

May 7, 2015

Where to party in Sweden's capital

Planning your visit to Stockholm and wondering where to go out?

There are a number of LGBTI venues dotted across the city – there’s no specific ‘gay district’ and most venues are very mixed and welcoming of everyone. The city’s QX magazine is a good guide to what’s on and where to go, or ask your hotel concierge for advice.

May 7, 2015

Where to party in Sweden's capital

Planning your visit to Stockholm and wondering where to go out?

There are a number of LGBTI venues dotted across the city – there’s no specific ‘gay district’ and most venues are very mixed and welcoming of everyone. The city’s QX magazine is a good guide to what’s on and where to go, or ask your hotel concierge for advice.

April 29, 2015

A dog-friendly lunch destination from a Michelin-starred team in the capital of Sweden

Embracing its nautical surroundings, Oaxen Slip is a large, light-filled space.

With retro furniture and crockery, this is a restaurant that offers family-style dining – shared dishes in a relaxed atmosphere.

It is one of the few restaurants in Sweden that welcomes dogs. The owners are dog-lovers, we met their cuddly pug Betty and it was difficult to resist trying to smuggle her out and take her home.

April 29, 2015

The perfect neighbourhood restaurant in the capital of Sweden

The team behind Broms restaurant in Stockholm initially began a catering business operating from a small garage, but quickly grew to the point that opening a restaurant stylish neighborhood Östermalm was an obvious step.

April 29, 2015

A charming, family-run hotel that sets the standard for Sweden

As suggested by its name, the impressive property now inhabited by the Hotel Diplomat used to be the home of a number of foreign embassies to Sweden, however it’s current incarnation is as a luxury hotel.

This is an independent, family-run hotel and the personal touch and attention to detail clearly shows.

The bar and restaurant were buzzing with locals; the rooms were spacious and well-appointed; and the location is ideal for exploring the best that Stockholm has to offer.

April 29, 2015

A charming, family-run hotel that sets the standard for Sweden

As suggested by its name, the impressive property now inhabited by the Hotel Diplomat used to be the home of a number of foreign embassies to Sweden, however it’s current incarnation is as a luxury hotel.

This is an independent, family-run hotel and the personal touch and attention to detail clearly shows.

The bar and restaurant were buzzing with locals; the rooms were spacious and well-appointed; and the location is ideal for exploring the best that Stockholm has to offer.

April 29, 2015

A slice of cinematic history in the capital of Sweden

Located on picturesque square Maria, the Rival doesn’t look particularly imposing from the street but this is an outstanding hotel for experiencing the best that Stockholm has to offer.

A former cinema, as well as its 99 stylishly appointed guest rooms the Rival is also home to a theatre – with bands and shows regularly performing.

Locals come here for a drink or Sunday brunch, but it was a treat to check in and make this our base for our Stockholm city-break.

April 29, 2015

A slice of cinematic history in the capital of Sweden

Located on picturesque square Maria, the Rival doesn’t look particularly imposing from the street but this is an outstanding hotel for experiencing the best that Stockholm has to offer.

A former cinema, as well as its 99 stylishly appointed guest rooms the Rival is also home to a theatre – with bands and shows regularly performing.

Locals come here for a drink or Sunday brunch, but it was a treat to check in and make this our base for our Stockholm city-break.

April 29, 2015

A floating oasis that is the best summer party in Sweden’s capital

Stockholm is a city that really comes alive in the summer.

A city of islands and bridges, wherever you are in Stockhom you seem to be surrounded by water and the low-rise skyline leaves the city basking in the bright light of the sun.

For a relatively small city, Stockholm seems to have a really vibrant LGBTI community with some fantastic bars and venues.

April 29, 2015

A floating oasis that is the best summer party in Sweden’s capital

Stockholm is a city that really comes alive in the summer.

A city of islands and bridges, wherever you are in Stockhom you seem to be surrounded by water and the low-rise skyline leaves the city basking in the bright light of the sun.

For a relatively small city, Stockholm seems to have a really vibrant LGBTI community with some fantastic bars and venues.

April 29, 2015

A classic, modern hotel in the heart of Sweden's capital

With spacious, well-appointed rooms, one of the best things about the Nordic Light hotel is its location – adjacent to the express train that is the best and easiest way to get to and from Stockholm airport.

With a vibrant lobby bar and an interesting food menu, the Nordic Light hotel gives you confidence that this would be a hassle free base from which to enjoy everything that Stockholm has to offer.

April 29, 2015

A unique hotel that offers an intimate and memorable place to stay in the capital of Sweden

The city of Stockholm is formed by 14 islands – water is ever-present and defines how the city functions and how its people live.

It that context, it seems fitting that one of the most impressive accommodation options for your visit to Sweden is found on a boat.