This rather large area is the main shopping area in Stockholm with all the larger shops and some department stores. Its also the part of town that was mostly rebuilt in the 50s and 60s so there are fewer old buildings here. Lately the buildings from 60s have become a little run down but rebuilding occurs here and there. Its also an area frequented by pick pockets since it may get crowded with people shopping so beware, specially in the summer. Lately there is also a very large influx of people begging and this gets very annoying after a while. This occurs mostly on Drottninggatan, Sveavägen and Sergels Torg. Its also an area I prefer to avoid at night as a citizen here due to higher crime rate and occurence of drug dealing. Its not unusual that you will see the homeless sleep on the pavements or close to underground stations all year round. The blocks northernmost in Norrmalm are quieter greener and also more genuine than the southern part of the area.