When the SoHo neighborhood in Manhattan rose to fame in the 60s and 70s it triggered the emergance of similar trendy and hip neighborhoods worldwide – one of these can be found in Sweden´s capital of Stockholm. Stockholm´s neighborhood of SoFo is located South of Folkungagatan – one of the main streets in Stockholm´s fashionable Sodermalm district. Being one of the poorest neighborhoods in Stockholm fifty years ago, Sodermalm has transformed into the “place to be seen” as many artists and writers moved to the district several decades ago. This helped create the relaxed and layed back atmosphere that Sodermalm enjoys today, making it an attractive area for students and younger generations.
Strolling around the streets of SoFo, you will be delighted by the wide variety of restaurants, bars, cafes and art gallaries where hip artists and fashionistas sip their soy lattes. SoFo is also home to many Swedish fashion and jewellery designers such as Efva Attling, whose creative and elegant jewellery designs can be found in her store on Hornsgatan. For those of you that are on a budget, SoFo offers an overwhelming variety of second hand stores such as Beyond Retro, Myrorna and Stockholms Stadsmission.
Walking west down Hornsgatan from Slussen metro station, you will come across Hornsgatspuckeln which is home to a series of art galleries and the cultural center of Stockholm. SoFo´s hip inhabitants gather here for the openings of new galleries and feast their eyes apon the latest creations of popular artists. If you are a fan of the theater and cinema, check out whats on at Gota Lejon theater on Gotgatan or catch a movie at Filmstaden Soder cinema on Medborgarplatsen. Even though most plays are performed in Swedish, all movies are shown in their orginal versions so theres no need to worry about them being dubbed! After you are done exploring rest your feet in one of SoFo´s stylish cafes such as Muggen – famous for making the best cup of coffee in town.
Like it´s cousin neighborhood in New York, SoFo offers something interesting for everyone – from shopping for unique vintage clothing to checking out an exhibition in an art gallery. So venture out and discover the streets of Stockholm´s trendiest neighborhood, where you are bound to find something exciting just around the corner! This is why we offer you our uber-stylish apartments in Stockholm; come check them out!