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TRAVEL in style HOT SPOT in June

Stockholm, Sweden Raise a toast to the lighter evenings at the Swedish pagan festival of Midsommar Schnapps, pickled herring and a dance around the maypole: the swedes definitely know how to throw a party and the celebration of the summer solstice, which falls on 19 June, is the nation’s liveliest public holiday. Stockholm’s huge open-air museum Skansen pulls out all the stops for the occasion with traditional festivities, costumes (think pinafores, knee britches and flower crowns) and folk music continuing well into the night. The sun doesn’t usually set until 10pm, so pack a picnic to soak up all the fruit-flavoured liquor before heading to the city centre to catch an open-air concert and browse the stalls lining the waterfront. For a boutique crash pad a stroll away from the chic Stureplan district and the characteristic old town (the Gamla Stan), the Ett Hem hotel has every creature comfort you could need after a long evening of revelry. With just 12 rooms and suites to choose from, visitors will feel as though they have the entire Arts and Crafts residence at their disposal. There’s also a spa, a library and a garden, so you can recover in peace, before sitting around the kitchen table to sample the delights of the daily changing menu which specialises in using local ingredients.

From £298 a night for a double deluxe room; etthem.se, slh.com

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Vantage Magazine June 2015  

Welcome to the June edition of The Vantage magazine, celebrating the dynamism of the area and bringing you the latest features, articles and...

Vantage Magazine June 2015  

Welcome to the June edition of The Vantage magazine, celebrating the dynamism of the area and bringing you the latest features, articles and...

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