In the warmer months, Rålambshovsparken is one of the city’s favourite playgrounds, packed with picnicking Swedes fresh from a dip in the lake. Take a swim, hire a canoe or just get physical at the free alfresco aerobics sessions – there's nearly always a nightly exercise class of some kind through the summer.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Kungsholmen attractions

1. Bonniers Konsthall

0.88 MILES

This ambitious gallery keeps culture fiends busy with a fresh dose of international contemporary art, as well as a reading room, a fab cafe and a busy…

2. Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum

1.05 MILES

This ultramodern building houses an art gallery with interesting temporary exhibitions (recently a collection of August Strindberg's paintings, borrowed…

3. Stadshuset

1.09 MILES

The imposing Stadshuset (City Hall) defines the Stockholm skyline, with its blocky silhouette and waterside perch. It looks stern and weighty from afar,…

4. Münchenbryggeriet

1.18 MILES

Münchenbryggeriet is a dominant feature of Södermalm's coastline – anyone gliding by in a boat or taking in the view is bound to wonder what it is. The…

5. Tantolunden

1.33 MILES

Located in southwest Södermalm, adjacent to trendy Hornstull, Tantolunden is one of Stockholm's most extensive and varied parks. Its combination of…

6. Strindbergsmuseet

1.33 MILES

The small but evocative Strindbergsmuseet in the Blue Tower is the well-preserved apartment where writer and painter August Strindberg (1849–1912) spent…

7. Evert Taubes Terrass

1.37 MILES

Evert Taubes Terrass is a tranquil and relaxed spot and one of the best viewpoints in Stockholm, at eye level with lake Mälaren on the quiet island of…

8. Konstakademien

1.43 MILES

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts has a beautiful gallery space and puts on several exhibitions a year, well worth investigating if you're interested in…