An independent guide to Oslo

Oslo’s capital is known for its art scene, rich culture of course, its iconic open-all-hours nightlife. Whether you manage to get into Berghain or not, do Berlin like a local with our round up of independent hotspots that will have you mingling with the city’s residents, from brunch to cocktail hour.

Where to shop in Oslo

Berlin prides itself on its creativity, which infuses each neighbourhood with its own unique look and feel. For the best shopping in Berlin, explore the wide variety of independent shops, offering everything from avant-garde design brands to sustainable fashion.

Founded by architects Stephen and Gunnar, Fundamental offers the most exciting interior design objects inspired by the mathematics of nature.
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Located on Chausseestraße, one of Berlin’s many shopping streets, YNT offers a fun mix of up-and-coming brands and cult labels such as Bitossi, Lex Pott and DOIY Design.
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Førmprojekt carefully curates a unique collection of treasures, from interior design and crafts to lifestyle accessories. Our favourite brands include Baggu, Anna von Lipa and OYOY.
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Where to eat in Oslo

These are our favourite spots for a great meal in the foodie capital, from restaurants with a view to delicious and traditional German favourites.

This restaurant serves up seasonally changing, aesthetically pleasing and no-fuss dishes in the setting of a former Schnapps factory. Expect fine-dining in a fun, more relaxed environment.

Looking for the best vegan restaurant in Berlin? This iconic spot serves up traditional German dishes like Schnitzel - but makes them plant-based, so anyone can experience the local cuisine without restrictions.

Paolo Pinkel is a real dining experience and one of the coolest restaurants in Berlin, with three kitchens housed under one roof. Choose from authentic Korean dishes, a traditional Gypriot menu inspired by grandma’s cooking and Sicilian cuisine merged with Berlin elements…or just try them all!

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Where to drink in Oslo

Whether you’re up for a cosy cocktail spot with a seasonally-changing menu or the rooftop bar everyone’s talking about, pull up a pew and choose your tipple.

Neon signs, dimmed lighting and, of course, seriously delicious drinks, it’s no surprise this spot has just been listed as one of the best bars in the whole of Germany.

You’ve heard of seasonal dining, but have you ever been to a bar that created their drinks based on what the local season provides? Velvet Berlin creates a truly special plant-focussed menu that changes on a weekly basis. You won’t find these drinks anywhere else in the world.

After exploring the concept stores located in the Bikini Berlin shopping centre, head up to the shopping destinations' tenth floor to discover this local-favourite bar. Enjoy a cocktail with great views of the city, and order a delicious bite to eat to round off your day.

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