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.

How to buy cheaper alcohol in Sweden

It’s common knowledge that the government-owned store Systembolaget has the monopoly when it comes to buying wine, beer and spirits in Sweden, but less well-known is that it is not the only option when it comes to buying alcohol in Sweden.

Taking a ‘booze cruise’ to Finland (or even just …

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2nd March 2017

12 Free Museums in Stockholm

You’ve probably heard of the must-visit museum in Stockholm including The Vasa and Skansen. But did you know that Stockholm has a whole lot more to offer when it comes to museums – and if you plan it right, you can visit many of them for free!

And to …

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31st January 2017

Stockholm for Photographers

Stockholm is a fantastic city in all seasons for budding photographers, and whether photography is your profession, passion or or a personal hobby, we have rounded up some of the best (including some less-well-known) spots for photographers to catch a glimpse of Sweden’s capital from every perspective.


Head to …

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17th January 2017

Indian Street Food & Co. – some of the best Indian Food in Stockholm

So there we were, braving the bitter sub-zero January temperatures of Stockholm in search of some hearty, warming food for the soul – only to find that the lunch place we were heading for was closed!

But all was not lost… as we retraced our steps it wasn’t long before …

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10th January 2017

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

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

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