The LGBT guide to Stockholm

Narrow streets meet open minds. Gay and lesbian life in Stockholm is like the city itself: easily accessible, hugely fun, highly varied and warm and welcoming.

Magnus Engvall

Magnus Engvall is doing Marketing and PR for Lufthansa in Stockholm and therefore have both a personal and professional interest in people from the whole world discovering and returning to Stockholm.


We love restaurants, bars and clubs! What’s your favorite place?
I suggest everyone to go and spend their night at “Natten”. This is a club hosted in a venue called “Färgfabriken”, so you must be lucky if this concept is on while you are visiting Stockholm. If not it is a good reason to plan your visit around their schedule. Why? Because everyone should, once in life, experience this. It is a big club in a cool old paint factory setting – so far all is normal. Then they only play power ballads! It is a must see, hear and take part in when over a thousand people dancing and singing along to “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, “Wind of Change” and probably every song Celine Dion ever recorded and many, many more.

Favorite neighborhood?
For sure the whole of Södermalm and more specifically Hornstull, where I choose to live myself.

Where do you go for shopping?
To take a stroll on Götgatan is always a safe card if you want to shop clothes and accessories. Work your way towards the mall “Bruno” which has several Swedish and international fashion brands. And Weekdays just opposite is the home of Cheap Monday and other very affordable fashion. Then continue to “SoFo”. Aim for the store “Grandpa” and you’re not only in a great store but also right in the epicenter. 

Stockholm Voices

LGBT Club Scene

LGBT events

Restaurants and bars

Soft adventures

LGBT progress in Sweden