One of central Stockholm’s largest areas, Ostermalm is also one of the most expensive. High-end shopping, seaside strolls, and vibrant nightlife all call this corner of the Swedish capital home.
Foodies flock to the Ostermalmshallen. Dating back to the 1880s, this food hall is jam-packed with market vendors, cafes, and restaurants, many of which focus on “husmanskost”, a traditional, home-cooked Swedish cuisine. Work off the calories on a stroll around Bibliotekstan, the priciest shopping area in all Stockholm. The Acne fashion house, famous for its jeans, has its flagship store in this neighbourhood. Continue the VIP treatment with a luxurious night on the town in Stureplan. Hell’s Kitchen, Spy Bar, and Solidaritet are among the area’s numerous nightclubs.
Ostermalm is readily accessible from other parts of Stockholm. The subway’s red line has several stops here, including the central station Ostermalmstorg. The Sparvag City tram also serves the area, with stops at Nordiska Museet, Grona Lund, and Skansen.
The neighbourhood has enjoyed its posh reputation since the 19th century when trendy apartments started popping up along the waterfront. A few decades later the area became Sweden’s Hollywood, the centre of its entertainment industry.