Helsinki’s oldest brick building dating from 1757 is furnished to suit a wealthy 18th-century merchant.
A group of small museums scattered around the city centre constitute the kaupunginmuseo (city museum), which all have free entry. All...
Helsinki City Museum
As well as the kesäkino (summer cinema) in the courtyard of Café Engel, in the warmer months, this independent theatre shows art-house...
This heavenly spot in the Senaatintori hums with tourists and university students alike. There’s always a good selection of cakes and...
Lonely Planet review
A little too themed for some tastes, this representation of a logger’s mess hall does traditional Finnish working food. Waitresses in peasant tops bring karjalanpiirakka (rice-filled savoury pastry) starters before moving on to meaty fare such as elk, bear stew or the Forest Foreman’s Plate, which is served in a skillet with much flourish. If you enter into the spirit of it, it’s a good night out.