Töölö neighbourhood is located next to the city centre, occupying the western side of downtown Helsinki. Töölö is well known for being a popular homebase for artists and politicians. Some of the buildings are built in the 17th century so you can truly feel the city roots.
The neighbourhood has many parks, including the big Töölö Bay (Töölönlahti), Hesperia Park and Hietaniemi Beach. These are great places for jogging, sports, picnics, sunbathing and swimming. There are also Tennis courts, Mini-Golf and basket ball possibilities in the area.
Töölö has a vibrant cultural life, being the location of the Finnish National Opera, the National Museum of Finland, Finlandia Hall, the Zoological Museum and many small galleries. Also with the Olympic Stadium, Sonera Stadium, the Sports Hall and the Ice Hall, all within walking distance from each other – Töölö is a significant neighbourhood for sport life in Helsinki.
Transportation: The Finnair bus-stop is just a few blocks from Töölöntori on Mannerheimintie. Trams 1 and 2 go from Töölöntori to city centrum. Tram 8 goes from the same stop to Ruoholahti (metro) and Vallila. Also all the trams on Mannerheimintie go to the city centrum in just 3-4 minutes. There are also several bus-stops on Mannerheimintie where you can catch busses to Espoo and Vantaa.
Services: K-market grocery shop with fresh meat and fish counters on the same block (open weekdays 7-21, Saturdays 7-20 and Sundays 12-20) Alepa grocery store in the same block (open Mon-Sat 7-23 and Sundays 10-23) Also special coffee/tea shops, bakeries and Anton&Anton special grocery store within a few blocks. Pharmacy (Carelia Apteekki), Alko (liqueur shop) and Robert's Coffee in the same block. Also masseurs and hair-salons on the same block.
Restaurants: Mamma Rosa, Ravintola Kuu, Trattoria Sogno, Dennis, several pizzerias and chinese restaurants, and the famous restaurant Elite in the same block. Many charming cafeterias in the same block. We recommend breakfast joint Café Tin Tin Tango on Töölöntori for breakfast, lunch and evening hang out place (open Mon-Thur 7-24, Friday 7-02, Saturday 10-02 and Sunday 10-24)
Health services: Just one block from Töölöntori is the well known private hospital Mehiläinen. Töölö hospital, HYKS and Naistenklinikka are within walking distance.
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