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Malmö is a Swedish city quickly establishing itself as a LGBT destination.
  • Language: Swedish
  • Gay Marrige: Legal
  • Scene: Small & intimate
  • Currency: Swedish Krona
  • Typical Cost: £384.00

Besides the obvious and varied choices of gay and gay-friendly things to do, Malmö is the perfect city break choice for the discerning LGBT visitor because there is so much more on offer in the heart of the city, let alone it being the gateway to the beautiful Skâne region.

Art & Culture

Malmö is a great choice for those interested in checking out small art galleries. From local artists to international exhibitions, galleries like Kret, Galleri Rostrum and Makeriet offers something for everyone.

The big news this summer, however is Malmö Nordic, the city’s major art initiative for 2013, a contemporary art event that runs through the summer until August 18th.

Everyone from Malmö’s big art institutions to artist-run private galleries and public workshops are taking part, interpreting the theme and making their own contribution in the spirit of dynamism and diversity.

Where to Eat

Malmö is the city for foodies… home to the gourmet district of Mollenvangstorget (known to locals as Mollan), a live open-air market with shops and restaurants catering to every tastes from every country in the world.

But the most talked-about restaurant in the city is the strangely named Bastard – with a trendy yet cozy bistro atmosphere, focus on fresh product and nose-to-tail approach to dining.

A meat-lover’s paradise. What’s in the name? Well you’ll have to go and find out for yourself, but it just goes to show that the people of Malmö do have a sense of humour!

Where to Shop

Malmö is known across the nation for its design culture and there are some really exciting places to hunt down pieces for your home.

Check out Ohlsson and Gerthel and Formargruppen. But equally, this is the independent shopper’s Mecca… in the area around the square Davidhallstorg you’ll find some of the trendiest and chic-est shops - among them is Tjallamall – a haven of all things vintage, plus some unique, hand-made single-pieces by the city’s up and coming designers. Also don’t forget to drop into one of the city’s flea market, you’ll find one every Sunday at Drottningtorget.

Where to Stay

Malmö is a city with an intimate vibe – similar to Brighton, with its seafront location, modern architecture and diverse community.

But ultimately, it is affordable, a vibrant city offering great value for money. You can stay in the city for under £100 a night in some comfortable digs, including the Rica Hotel and Master Johan.

Ryanair flies from daily from London Stansted to Malmo Sturup with a journey time of just under two hours.

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