Welcome to Stockholm on a Shoestring

Stockholm on a Shoestring is all about finding hidden gems that don’t cost the earth - from the best second hand shops, through to the best value places to eat and drink, as well as cheap days out. Whether you are living in this vibrant city or just passing through, we have everything you need to ensure you can experience Stockholm & all it has to offer on a budget.

Lussekatter: Make your own Saffron Buns

It’s fair to say that Swedes definitely always have a food (at least one) to accompany each season and Advent is no different…

You won’t have to look hard in Stockholm at this time of year to find these saffron-flavoured baked goods. For Swedes, lussekatter (or lussebullar) are saffron buns,  …

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30th November 2016

Julmarknader – Christmas Markets in Stockholm 2016

‘Tis the season! UPDATED FOR 2016

Advent is almost here in Sweden… yes, it really is that time of year again!

And what better way to get you into the holiday spirit than heading to a Christmas market or two. To make things easy for you, we’ve compiled a list …

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18th November 2016

Ikon Cafe – for breakfast or brunch in the city

Brunch is back! Following trends from the US and Europe, Sweden has also taken a liking to the brunch scene in recent years. And with popular additions such as Stockholm Brunch Club coming onto the Swedish food scene, it’s easy to see why.

Ikon Cafe – for a weekday breakfast

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13th November 2016

And so the season of lights begins…

Winter has truly arrived… and quicker than any of us expected! The clocks have gone back and the light continues to fade…  but in Sweden, darkness can mean only one thing… the season of lights has begun.

For centuries, candles, lamps and the warmth of the cosy fireplace have been …

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7th November 2016

Siv & Åke – A Vintage Store Worth Visiting!

We were excited to learn about this new second-hand vintage store that opened on Södermalm last year. Siv & Åke was founded by the brother-sister team of Anni & Joel Jönsson. But more than just a family business, Anni spoke to us about how this vintage store fulfills a lifelong …

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19th September 2016

Overnight Escapes From Stockholm: Dalarna & Falun

While Stockholm has so much to offer and is a perfect short-break destination, you don’t have to travel far from the city to make even more of Sweden – as we have been finding out this summer…

In July, we decided to take a short break in Dalarna (primarily in …

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11th August 2016

Summer in Stockholm: Best Value Festivals And Events

Summer is here! And while each year always sees a mass exodus of Swedes leaving Stockholm to make the most of the summer elsewhere, the city continues to have so much to offer to those who choose to spend the summer in Sweden’s capital.

So we have gathered up the

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21st June 2016

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