From the centre of Gamla Stan, walk or take the metro 1 stop to Södermalm Island and stroll along the main street Götgatan and its surroundings.

The district between Slussen and Medborgarplatsen Square is one of the liveliest in all of Stockholm.

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Bars, pubs and cafes

Södermalm is more local, unlike Gamla Stan. You'll find significantly fewer touristy souvenir shops here, and even the local restaurants are outnumbered by locals over tourists.

The main street Götgatan is full of shops selling clothing brands, jewellery, as well as the usual local shops selling optics or stationery.

As you turn off Götgatan into the side streets, you'll literally come across very nice cosy cafes to stop in during the day and equally cosy bars and pubs to end the day in.

Accommodation on Götgatan

The area around Götgatan is a great place to stay. The lively district offers everything you need, and several metro lines and buses will take you all over Stockholm from here.

However, there are only the more expensive quality hotels here.

Transport to Götgatan

The northern part of the island of Södermalm has excellent transport links.

  • Metro
    • Slussen station at the north end of Götgatan, red lines 13 + 14 and green lines 17 + 18 + 19
    • Medborgarplatsen station in the middle of Götgatan, green lines 17 + 18 + 19
  • Buses - Medborgarplatsen stop, lines 66, 76, 193, 194, 195, 791, 794, 796

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