Lydmar Hotel is one of 36 hours in...Stockholm.

1. Lydmar Hotel

9.2
Hotel · Norrmalm · Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, Stockholm, Stockholm

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Special treat: The remodelled Lydmar (0046 8 22 31 60, lydmar.com), in a prime spot on the waterfront near the National Museum, is the perfect blend of old and new.Rooms from £299.

Hotel Rival is one of 36 hours in...Stockholm.

2. Hotel Rival

8.4
Hotel · Mariatorget · Mariatorget 3, Stockholm, Stockholm

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Mid-range: Set in a former 1930s cinema, the ritzy Hotel Rival (0046 8 545 789 00; hotelrival.se) oozes Art Deco charm and contemporary comforts with PlayStations in every room. Rooms from £149.

Queen's Hotell is one of 36 hours in...Stockholm.

3. Queen's Hotell

5.8
Hotel · Norrmalm · Drottninggatan 71 A (at Olof Palmes Gata), Stockholm, Stockholm

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Budget: In a city not known for its value, the Queen’s Hotel (0046 8 24 94 60; queenshotel.se) offers comfy, no-fuss rooms around a courtyard in the shopping district. From £133.

Monteliusvägen is one of 36 hours in...Stockholm.

4. Monteliusvägen

9.4
Scenic Lookout · Mariatorget · Monteliusvägen, Stockholm, Stockholm

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Turn the autumnal darkness to your advantage and stroll along Monteliusvägen, a quarter-mile-long hillside path on Södermalm, the boho-chic southern island.

Pelikan/Kristallen is one of 36 hours in...Stockholm.

5. Pelikan/Kristallen

8.8
Scandinavian Restaurant · Östra Katarina · Blekingegatan 40, Stockholm, Stockholm

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Stay in Södermalm for an excellent dinner at Pelikan (0046 8 5560 9090; pelikan.se; mains around £20). The wood-panelled former beerhall offers hearty fare so Swedish it’s almost retro.

Gamla Stan is one of 36 hours in...Stockholm.

6. Gamla Stan

Neighborhood · Stockholm, Stockholm

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Start by getting lost in the streets of Gamla Stan, on the small but strategically central island that houses the official home of the Swedish monarchy.

Kungliga Slottet is one of 36 hours in...Stockholm.

7. Kungliga Slottet

8.1
Palace · Storkyrkan · Slottsbacken (Gamla Stan), Stockholm, Stockholm

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: The Kungliga Slottet (0046 8 402 6130; royalcourt.se, £14) is one of the few European palaces permanently open to the public. Make for the unostentatious Royal Apartments.

Östermalms Saluhall is one of 36 hours in...Stockholm.

8. Östermalms Saluhall

9.0
Gourmet Shop · Stureplan - Lärkstaden · Humlegårdsgatan 1 (Östermalmstorg), Stockholm

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: The Östermalms Saluhall (ostermalmshallen.se) is a splendid 19th-century red-brick food hall with speciality stalls.

Åhléns City is one of 36 hours in...Stockholm.

9. Åhléns City

7.1
Department Store · Klara · Klarabergsgatan 50 (Drottningatan), Stockholm, Stockholm

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: As the light falters, start shopping. Åhléns City (0046 8 676 6000; ahlens.se), the city’s landmark department store, with its gilt clock, occupies an entire block.

Designtorget is one of 36 hours in...Stockholm.

10. Designtorget

8.1
Design Studio · Klara · Sergelgången 29, Stockholm, Stockholm

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: DesignTorget (0046 08 21 91 50; designtorget.se), is a wonderland of great Art Deco gifts.

Nationalmuseum is one of 36 hours in...Stockholm.

11. Nationalmuseum

6.6
Art Museum · Norrmalm · Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2 (Blasieholmen), Stockholm, Stockholm

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Head over to the National Museum (0046 8 519 543 00; nationalmuseum.se; entry from £11, closed Mondays) for a fika. Sit among trees and chandeliers in the skylit atrium café.

Centralbadet is one of 36 hours in...Stockholm.

12. Centralbadet

8.5
Spa · Norrmalm · Drottninggatan 88, Stockholm, Stockholm

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Warm your bones at the Centralbadet (0046 8 545 213 00; centralbadet.se, entry from £21), a historic Art Nouveau public spa with four therapeutic pools and mixed saunas.

Ekstedt is one of 36 hours in...Stockholm.

13. Ekstedt

8.3
Scandinavian Restaurant · Stureplan - Lärkstaden · Humlegårdsgatan 17, Stockholm, Stockholm

The TelegraphThe Telegraph: Book a late dinner at Ekstedt (0046 8 611 12 10; ekstedt.nu), a “caveman cuisine” experience, where local produce is cooked in a wood-fired oven, cast-iron stove or fire pit. Three-course menu, £62.