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A sunny summer day in central Stockholm. Beautiful old buildings along the water.

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Östermalm: district guide

Publish date: 4 October 2022

Östermalm is known as the most affluent part of inner-city Stockholm, famous for its many nightclubs, exclusive shops, and fine-dining restaurants. Here are some of the area's must-sees.

Östermalm is located in the eastern part of inner-city Stockholm, encompassing the area between the streets of Sveavägen and Valhallavägen. Östermalm makes for an interesting contradiction. It’s a posh residential neighborhood, with many beautiful and majestic-looking 19th-century buildings. But it also has the highest concentration of nightclubs in the city, most of them found around Stureplan.

Some notable attractions in Östermalm are the National Library, The Royal Dramatic Theatre, the Swedish History Museum, the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts, the Stockholm Transport Museum, and the Humlegården public park.

Östermalm is also known for exclusive shopping. The neighborhood of Bibliotekstan is the city’s most affluent shopping district, with exclusive Scandinavian and international brands like Byredo, Hope, Acne, Prada, and Chanel. Svenskt Tenn, Carl Malmstensbutiken, and Nordiska Galleriet are other examples of high-end boutiques located in Östermalm.

Foodies might want to pay the Östermalm Market Hall a visit, a beloved Stockholm institution where you'll find all manner of local and imported delicacies from Italian cured meats and french cheese to Swedish fish and meat. And speaking of food Östermalm has a wide array of restaurants, from Michelin-starred fine dining to burgers, pizza, and the everyday cuisine of eastern Europe.