Kungsholmen is a district as well as an island. The district of kungsholmen consists of three islands. Lilla Essingen, Stora Essingen and the Kungsholmen island.
Kungsholmen is as well as . The islands Stora Essingenand the Kungsholmen.
There are several subway stations in Kungsholmen. On the green line you have Fridhemsplan, Thorildsplan and Kristineberg and on the blue line you have Fridhemsplan, Rådhuset and Stadshagen. There are also several busses available.
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The City Hall [http://www2.stockholm.se/cityhall/index.htm] or Stadshuset as it is called in Swedish is a fascinating building and one of the landmarks of Stockholm. Here the Nobel Prize Banquet takes place on the 10th of December every year.
The City Hall[http://.stockholm.se/]. the Nobel Prize Banquet takes place every year
On a sunny summer day it is possible to get a suntan and take a swim at the rocky beach at Fredhäll. To get there you can take bus 62 to Fredhäll and get off at the end station or take the subway to Kristineberg</do>
Another nice activity is to rent a Kayak and explore the islands from the water. Kafe Kajak has coffe and food, but also provides kayaks for rent. It is a good idea to give them a call first and make a reservation. Sometimes the kayaks can be fully booked.
The eastern part of Kungsholmen is densely urban. The north-western part of the island is under development, with new hotels, shops and restaurants, as well as residential areas. The islands Stora Essingen and Lilla Essingen also belong to the borough. The E4/E20 expressway Essingeleden runs across these islands, as well as Kungsholmen.
The Stockholm City Hall (Stadshuset), Hantverkargatan 1 (T T-Centralen) . The city hall, where the Nobel Prize Banquet takes place every year, is an imposing brick building in the city centre. Guided tours are held daily, and allow you to see the impressive halls used for the Nobel festivities, the Blue Hall and the Golden Hall. The tower offers a great view of the Old Town and can be climbed (optionally, a lift can take you half the way). To avoid congestion and crowding, you have to get tickets in advance.
The Customs Office museum, Tullmuseum, , free entrance.
Västermalmsgallerian, Sankt Eriksgatan 45 (T Fridhemsplan) . Open M-F 10:00-19:00, Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 11:00-17:00. Opened in 2002, Västermalmsgallerian on Kungsholmen is good-looking but relatively small.
Vilse i Garderoben, Hantverkargatan 59, second hand store.
Lindhagenhuset is a shopping mall mainly consisting of a parking garage and conveyor belts, and about a dozen shops. The Thai diner at the top floor has a good view of the neighbourhood.
Mäster Anders, Pipersgatan 1 (T-Rådhuset), +46 8 654 20 01. French and Swedish cuisine with an emphasis on grilled meats. Mains 145-295 SEK.
Kungsholmen, Norr Mälarstrand, kajplats 464 (T Rådhuset). Maybe on the expensive side of what constitutes mid-range, but this refined food court concept in a beautiful Kungsholmen quay location offers large portions of really tasty food in a variety of styles. Mains 175-260 SEK.
Mälarpaviljongen, a self-service café at the waterfront.
Lux, Primusgatan 116 (Lilla Essingen, bus 1), +46 8 619 01 90 . Open Tu-Fr 11:30-14:00, 17:00-23:00, Sa 17:00-23:00. In a waterside location on one of Stockholm’s smaller islands, Lux offers both a relaxed atmosphere and some very good modern cooking. Mains 315-345 SEK, tasting menu 940 SEK. One Guide Michelin star.
Katana Grill & Sushi, , Moa Martinsons torg, an upmarket sushi restaurant at the waterfront.
Wijnjas, , Scheelegatan 3, an old-fashioned basement with cheese and wine tasting.
Bars in Kungsholmen are concentrated around Fridhemsplan, and along Fleminggatan and Hantverkargatan. Prices are usually lower than the rest of the inner city.
Dovas, S:t Eriksgatan 53 A. Cheap beer, 30 SEK for a 500 ml bottle of Norrlands Guld or another local ale. There is a nightclub opposite which most of the young locals seem to disappear into when this place closes.
Theodoras, S:t Eriksgatan 53 B. Located about 10 metres further down the street, with the same owner, it is basically a quieter copy of its brother, Dovas.
Nivå 22, Fridhemsgatan 17. Very popular place in Stockholm, particularly in winter time as the upper deck is considered outside, and smoking is allowed.
Sommar!, Fleminggatan 2-4 (T Rådhuset) . A popular summer club, probably owing much to the fact that half of the club (including one dance floor) is situated outdoors, since Swedes love to spend as much of their brief summers as possible outdoors. Cheaper entry, and accommodating to larger groups and younger people.
Connect Hotel City has rooms of different size, cabins as well as extra large ones.
Connect Hotel City, Ahlströmergatan 41, . The cheapest rooms are very small and windowless.From around 1,000 SEK for a double. edit
Marriott Kungsholmen, Ralambshovsleden 50 (T: Thorildsplan), ☎ +46 8 4413100 (fax: +46 8 4413199), . Rooms with internet, aircon, coffee maker, ironing board, fridge and safe. The hotel has a fitness centre and a restaurant with local and international cuisine. Expensive parking at 295&snbsp;SEK.Around 1,200 SEK for a double. edit
First Hotel Amaranten, Kungsholmsgatan 31 (T: Rådhuset), ☎ +46 8 6925280 (email@example.com, fax: +46 8 6504050), . Rooms with internet.Around 1,300 SEK for a double. edit