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Bars

Uppsala's best bars

A perfectly balanced dry martini really sorts the wheat from the chaff bar-wise, particularly when serving beer as fast and cheaply as possible seems to be the main aim of many joints. Uppsala has a few really fabulous bars, from laid-back haunts to glamorous cocktail bars and sophisticated lounges serving artisanal drinks. If you care about well-made cocktails and other drinks, both classic and creative, follow our guide to Uppsala's best cocktail bars.

Cafés in Uppsala

The guide to Uppsala's best cafés

There can't be many towns as packed with cafés as Uppsala. Cosy cafés, classic konditoris, fragrant bakeries and slick franchises can be found on every street corner, sometimes right next door to each other. In a city full of hard-working students and ambitious businesspeople it's not surprising there's a huge demand for cafés in which to relax and top up caffeine levels. The range is broad and competition stiff but with criteria such as coffee quality, cake selection and al...

Cosy restaurants

The guide to cosy restaurants in Uppsala

When choosing a restaurant there are lots of different factors to take into account: how far you're willing to travel, what kind of food you feel like eating, how many people there are in your party and how much money you want to spend. But one of the most important factors is also the hardest to quantify - the cosiness factor. No matter how good the food is or how charming the company, dinner won't be as enjoyable if you don't feel welcome and relaxed. To guide you towards the town's most delig...

Al fresco dining

The guide to Uppsala's best al fresco dining

When spring starts springing it's a shame to waste any precious good weather sitting indoors. Warm evenings and long, light Nordic nights ensure both food and drink tastes better al fresco. Outdoor dining areas popping up on streets and in courtyards are as sure a sign of spring in Uppsala as anemones and Valborg. To help you find the hidden gems around the city and alongside the Fyris river, follow our guide to Uppsala's best al fresco dining.

Hotels

The guide to Uppsala's best hotels

Staying at a really comfortable hotel is a large part of the holiday experience, whether you're new to town or treating yourself to a staycation. Wherever you're staying, your hotel is your sanctuary; a bad hotel can ruin your whole trip while a great hotel can give even the most stressed traveller peace of mind. So how to find those hidden gems with luxurious spa facilities, an ultra-central location or personal service? Follow our guide to Uppsala's best hotels to suit all budgets.