Copenhagen has quickly taken the spot as one of my favourite cities in Europe. Its welcoming people, beautiful streets and yummy food makes it one of the most chilled cities I have ever visited.
Don’t get me wrong, it is still expensive – and bear that in mind when you visit this haven! I went for a long weekend (or 4 days to be exact) but every penny was worth it!
We went with a long list of things to do, see and eat – but it is quite clear when you get there it’s a city that you need to explore in an organic way, either hop on a bike (unless you want to walk over 53km which we ended up doing) or hit the streets.
We explored on foot for our first day, taking in the sights and relaxing slowly into the vibe of the city. We found the cutest little coffee shop called ‘Cub Coffee‘ – an underground haven, especially when it was chucking it down with rain at the time. A great Scandi decor, with fur blankets and chunky wooden tables with soft chairs, you may spend an entire afternoon here!
Address: Boldhusgade 6, 1062 Kbh K and Strandlodsvej 48, 2300 Kbh S
Being the hungry foodies we are, we had to try some well research restaurants so decided on Honey which was incredible. A really relaxed vibe, with semi healthy and fresh food it was a no brainer!
There is a set menu option that we settled on to experience the full magic of Danish food – first sampling many delicious starters and then the Pork Belly and Beef fillet. The flavours were gorgeous, really simple and super unusual! It also made the experience by being able to ‘serve ourselves’.
Address: Adelgade 12, 1304 København K, Denmark
Bellies full we headed off for one too many drinks at The Barking Dog, a great find -the vibe is really fun in there, full of young professionals and students from all countries – and the cocktails are lethal!
Address: Sankt Hans Gade 19, 2200 København N, Denmark
I am slightly obsessed with graffiti, and although we found what was supposed to be the ‘spot’ it was a little underwhelming, but here is a photo of the only great bit we found..
The best street for shopping, art and looks is undoubtedly here – the small boutiques and arty vibe makes this one of my favourite streets in Copenhagen. I raided the charity shops for great bargains, bought some beautiful ceramics and drooled over the many succulent shops that were scattered around the place.
Address: Jægersborggade 35, 2200 København N, Denmark
I really recommend these stores:
Kaktus København – For every size cactus imaginable – and i can confirm they travel well 🙂
Acne Archive – for all the bargain hunters out there, its a super cool store!
Keramiker Inge Vincents – for great ceramic creations
Vanishing Point – studio of handmade – The below bowls are from there!
O-S-V. Secondhand Fashion – For all second hand dreamy finds 🙂
Shopping definitely done, we wandered over to the harbour in Copenhagen. The harbour was in itself an incredible place to go and visit, we absolutely loved it. Right on the water were café’s and bars galore – even an opera house, and Water polo on kayaks was even going on whilst we made our way to the old harbour.
Paper Island was our last stop of the day – we spent all afternoon here, it was absolutely amazing. Relaxing by the river with a drink in hand on a sun lounger, life could not get any better. The amazing array of food stalls providing everything from the famous hot dog to thai curries provided all options for a cosmopolitan audience, and of course with a Danish twist. It is great to bring your friends / other halves here and just have a great time, people watching (and dog watching) .
There was so much to see and do… so much so that there is a second blog post coming on this very soon! Hope you liked it 🙂