Grünerløkka, or simply “Løkka” among friends, is Oslo’s equivalent to New York’s Greenwich Village.
Many of the stores and cafes in the area are members of “unik”(unique), a group who want to keep the multiplicity of stores and unique surroundings in the area. Check out www.unikoslo.no
how to get there?
Walking, it will take you only 20 minutes. From downtown Oslo you can follow the street Torggata. After crossing a bridge you are on the bottom of Markveien. When walking through Markveien you will see what Løkka has to offer you: small shops, unique cafees and green parks.
what to do at grünerløkka
- Discover small designer boutiques and second hand stores.
- Get a coffee at one of the cafés surrounding Parkteateret and enjoy the sun.
- Visit Sofienbergparken. One of Grünerløkka’s most popular parks.
- Drink local beer at Grünerløkka brygghus or at Schouskjelleren micro brewery.
- Go back to America in the fifties with pancakes for breakfast at Nighthawk Diner.
- More of America in the fifties? Grab a milkshake at Ryes.
- Drink hot chocolate at Cocoa. The variety of chocolate drinks are countless.
- Don’t miss the Birkelunden marked. It’s there every Sunday.
- Play some basketball at Kubabanen not far from Parkteateret, just ask a local for the way.