New construction is being planned and realised in the centre of Helsinki, especially in Eteläsatama, Katajanokka, Töölönlahti and Hakaniemi as well as around the Olympic Stadium.

Events are held year-round at the marketplaces and parks in the city centre. Business life, services and culture all have solid representation in the capital city centre. The most notable Finnish art and culture institutes are located within walking distance of each other.

The City of Helsinki is planning to expand the pedestrian centre, increase the liveliness of the city blocks in the centre and renovate its parks. There are versatile opportunities for recreation and events. New apartments are also constantly being built in the city centre. Well-functioning public transport brings commuters and tourists to the city centre, both from elsewhere in Finland and from abroad.


Updated 2.12.2021