Area Attractions

Located in the most attractive area in downtown Stockholm, you will not have to leave the neighborhood to have access to the best the city has to offer. Stureplan, with the best nightclubs in Stockholm are around the corner and if you are looking for a restaurant, you are spoilt for choice in the area of Östermalm.

Story Hotel Riddargatan

Riddargatan 6
Stockholm, Sweden, 114 35

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Shopping

Explore Swedish fashion design

The neighborhood treats you to flagship stores from the most well known Swedish designers, such as Acne Studios, Filippa K, Hope, Rodebjer, J Lindeberg, and Gant. Just steps from the hotel a day of exploring Swedish fashion awaits.

Biblioteksgatan

Biblioteksgatan is a street in Norrmalm in central Stockholm. The street starts out as a pedestrian street at Norrmalmstorg until it passes Stureplan, whereafter it continues towards Humlegården and the Royal Library. The street is a well-known shopping street with many luxurious brand stores and some of the highest rent levels for retail in Stockholm.

City attractions

Explore the island of Djurgården

2 km
Royal Djurgården is a green oasis in the centre of Stockholm where both locals and visitors come and enjoy themselves. Except for beautiful nature, the island offers several museums, Gröna Lund amusement park, Skansen, ABBA – the museum and a lot more.

Humlegården

Humlegården close to the nightclub mecca of Stureplan, in the middle of the exclusive Östermalm district. Here you can see businessmen in suits eating brown-bag lunches on the grass when it's warm and sunny, but also lots of young families and dog owners. In the beginning, the park was a royal garden established by Johan III, who grew fruit, spices, and hops. "Humlan" has been a public park and a popular spot to relax since 1869. The park includes a large playground area, a skateboard ramp, Surfer's summer restaurant, and Omnipollos Flora, a summer biergarten.

Old town (Gamla stan)

The bustling, compact island of Gamla Stan is the city’s old town, with cobbled streets and colorful 17th- and 18th-century buildings. It’s home to the medieval Storkyrkan cathedral and the Royal Palace, the king’s official residence. Stylish bistros serve New Nordic cuisine, while night spots include old-school pubs and chic cocktail bars. On adjoining Riddarholmen island, Riddarholmen Church hosts summer concerts.

Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen

Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen are two beautiful islands in the middle of Stockholm, joined together by a bridge. The easiest way to get here is just by taking a walk along Skeppsholmsbron or taking the public transport ferry from Slussen or Nybrokajen. The islands are probably best known for their museums and attractions; Moderna Musset, The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, and Stockholm Toy Museum are all found here. They're also great for a seaside walk, with a panoramic view of Östermalm, Djurgården, Södermalm, and Gamla Stan. And if you want to chill out for a bit, maybe enjoy a takeaway lunch from any of the cafés or restaurants here, Sveskuddsparken or Kastellparken offer a green oasis.

Culture & Museums

Gröna Lund

Gröna Lund is the oldest amusement park in Sweden and part of the Parks & Resorts Scandinavia theme park group, together with Kolmården, Furuvik and Skara Sommarland. Gröna Lund offers 30 rides, six restaurants, numerous lottery and pentathlon stalls, plus food and snack stands. Gröna Lund also offers a wide range of entertainment including concerts, dance evenings and children’s entertainment.

The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden, with over 600 rooms. The Palace is open to the public and offers five museums. The Palace was largely built during the eighteenth century in the Italian Baroque style, on the spot where the “Tre Kronor” castle burned down in 1697. Visit the reception rooms with splendid interiors from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Rikssalen (the Hall of State) with Queen Kristina’s silver throne, and Ordenssalarna (Halls of the Orders of Chivalry). You can also see Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Tre Kronor Museum, and the Treasury. Make sure not to miss the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard.

Moderna Museet

Experience one of Europe's foremost collections of art from the twentieth century to today, featuring works by artists including Picasso, Dali, Derkert, and Matisse. Moderna Museet is located on Skeppsholmen island, a setting of natural beauty. The building was designed by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. Moderna takes admission for visiting and temporary exhibitions but entry to the Moderna Museet Collection is admission-free.