Formerly a run-down working-class district, Grünerløkka has recently been revived, its regeneration turning it into one of the most fashionable parts of the city, particularly among artists and students. The main drag, Thorvald Meyers gate, is dotted with boho cafés, shops, bars and restaurants plus a couple of pocket-sized city parks; Grünerløkka is a great place to eat  and drink. Of the several entrances to the area, the prettiest is across the pedestrianized Ankerbrua (Anker bridge), which spans the River Akerselva to link Markveien with Torggata. The bridge sports sculptures by Norwegian sculptor Per Ung – look out for Peer Gynt and his reindeer.

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