On Location: Stockholm

Follow the Marie Claire fashion team to the Swedish capital for an easy summer break

Follow the Marie Claire fashion team to the Swedish capital for an easy summer break

We stayed at…

The five-star Nobis Hotel (nobishotel.se, from £185), which has 201 stylish rooms and is in Norrmalmstorg, a pretty square in the heart of the city’s shopping and entertainment district. The lounge features an airy, 28-metre-high atrium, while the shiny Gold Bar hums with cocktail activity after sunset. Downstairs in the Caina restaurant, try the homemade raviolini alla Piemontese.

Suite dreams: sleep in style in the designer bedrooms at Nobis Hotel

Our top five things to do…

Dine at Miss Voon (missvoon.se) and Sturehof (sturehof.com), and don’t miss Östermalms Saluhall, a sensational food hall full of heavenly aromas.

Photography fans will love the Fotografiska gallery (fotografiska.eu), in particular its Helmut Newton retrospective, showing until 29 September.

Check out Acne (acnestudios.com) for jeans as skinny as you like, along with top Swedish labels such as Filippa K (filippa-k.com), Hope (hope-sthlm.com) and Whyred (whyred.com).

SoFo, the trendy area south of Folkungagatan, is the place for vintage stores where you can rummage for bargain dresses, boots and accessories.

A Stockholm Card (visitstockholm.com/en/stockholmcard), from £41, includes admission to over 80 museums and exhibitions and lets you whizz around by bus, boat, Metro and fabulous old tram.

SoFo so good: vintage clogs on sale in the trendy shops south of Folkungagatan

Let’s go…

British Airways (ba.com) has direct flights from London Heathrow, from £138 return. Wallpaper* City Guide Stockholm 2013 (£5.95; Phaidon) lists all the hot spots, or see visitstockholm.com.

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