Kungsholmen is Stockholm's quieter achiever. Side streets harbour on-point design stores, former factories house buzzing bars and red-brick blocks lend a Brooklyn vibe. The island's one and only must-see sight is Stadshuset (City Hall), one of Stockholm’s literal and architectural highs. Beyond it, Kungsholmen's appeal is neighbourly, from great places to eat, to kid-friendly parks and long, beautiful waterfront strolls. It's a long way from 'Starvation Island', the nickname Kungsholmen endured during the Industrial Revolution, when putrid factories and lice-infested locals made the place a no-go zone.


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