Design District Walk (Self Guided), Helsinki

If your perfect morning or afternoon involves shopping, then Helsinki's downtown Design District is where you need to point your feet. This is the location of the city's main shopping precincts and streets. Search fashion stores for thrilling outfits, browse art galleries for something new to hang on your walls and find a valuable collectible in the antique shops. Depending on what you are looking for, a few of the downtown streets stand out.

On Pohjoisesplanadi Street, find gorgeous boutiques selling the creations of the biggest Finnish design names. For jewelry and more Finnish fashion choices as well clothes by international brands, make your way over to Aleksanterinkatu Street. Whether or not you have come across Finnish design names before, the Design District promises a wonderful introduction and immersion into their superlative work.

Other shopping areas to investigate while you are in the neighborhood are Eteläesplanadi and Mannerheimintie streets and the Forum Shopping Center. This indoor shopping complex encompasses more than 100 stores and covers an entire city block. Come here for clothes, cosmetics, fashions, sport and leisure goods, home electronics, gifts and much more.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Design District Walk Map

Guide Name: Design District Walk
Guide Location: Finland » Helsinki
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Author: Helen

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