The city hall, where the Nobel Prize Banquet takes place every year, is an imposing brick building in the city centre. Guided tours are held daily, and allow you to see the impressive halls used for the Nobel festivities, the Blue Hall and the Golden Hall. The '''tower''' offers a great view of the Old Town and can be climbed (optionally, a lift can take you half the way). To avoid congestion and crowding, you have to get tickets in advance.
The only Marriott hotel in Stockholm. Rooms with internet, aircon, coffee maker, ironing board, fridge and safe. The hotel has a fitness centre and a restaurant with local and international cuisine. Expensive parking at 295 SEK.
Maybe on the expensive side of what constitutes mid-range, but this refined food court concept in a beautiful Kungsholmen quay location offers large portions of really tasty food in a variety of styles. Mains 175-260 SEK.
In a waterside location on one of Stockholm’s smaller islands, Lux offers both a relaxed atmosphere and some very good modern cooking. Mains 315-345 SEK, tasting menu 940 SEK. One ''Guide Michelin'' star.
Cheap beer, 30 SEK for a 500 ml bottle of Norrlands Guld or another local ale. There is a nightclub opposite which most of the young locals seem to disappear into when this place closes.
Built around 1750 by the merchant R. Schröder, with a beautiful park. Today used partially as a school and partially as dwelling, though you can still watch it from the outside.
A café inside the impressive district courthouse, ''Stockholms tingsrätt''. A metal detector (for courtroom security) at the entrance might deter some guests.
The courthouse from the turn of the century with its massive tower is regarded as one of the foremost examples of Swedish national romanticism architecture.
A shopping mall at the front of a big parking garage, with about a dozen shops. The Thai diner at the top floor has a good view of the neighbourhood.
Located about 10 metres further down the street, with the same owner, it is basically a quieter copy of its brother, Dovas.
Not Stockholm's greatest church. However, it is centrally located, still calm and secluded. Occasional concerts.
Stockholm's oldest coffee shop. 25 SEK for coffee, 5 SEK for refill. Nice food.
Opened in 2002, Västermalmsgallerian on Kungsholmen is good-looking but relatively small.
French and Swedish cuisine with an emphasis on grilled meats. Mains 145-295 SEK.
A low-end pub with a roof deck, where one can drink and smoke at the same time.
One of the largest and most modern hostels in Stockholm.
The cheapest rooms are very small and windowless.
The eastern part of Kungsholmen is densely urban, and contains much of Stockholm's legal system: the national police board with the country's largest jail, and the Stockholm district court (''Stockholms tingsrätt''), as well as many government functions, such as the City Hall, and the County Council building. The north-western part of the island is under development, with new hotels, shops and restaurants, as well as residential areas. The islands '''Stora Essingen''' and '''Lilla Essingen''' also belong to the borough. The E4/E20 expressway '''Essingeleden''' runs across these islands, as well as Kungsholmen.