My Copenhagen city break was everything that I had hoped for. Steeped in history, this gorgeous Nordic city overlooking the Øresund strait is filled with palaces, castles and high towers. It’s often described as a fairy tale and it was just that! Whilst I only got to spend a short 48 hours there, the city was compact enough to see and do everything that I wanted to, including Edvard Eriksen’s 20th Century statue of the Little Mermaid. So, here is an edit of my favourite places to stay, visit, eat and shop…enjoy!
Where to stay
Whilst I was here I stayed in an AirBnB in the Fredericksberg district. It’s just a short walk from the city centre overlooking the water. This is a great option is you don’t want to stay in a hotel and are after a more authentic experience.
Located in the Latin Quarter, Hotel SPF34 is a beautiful Danish hotel that is every blogger’s dream. Close to the city centre, it’s within easy walking distance of all the key sights. Housed across 3 townhouses the atmosphere is warm and relaxed with bright open spaces, arty decor and polished concrete floors. Next time I visit Copenhagen i’ll definitely be staying here.
Where to visit
The city is all about minimalism and clean lines – a dream for my Instagram feed! For a whirlwind trip of the city, there are a couple of free walking tours of Copenhagen; Sandeman’s being one which was recommended to me. Their New Copenhagen Tour takes about 2 hours departing from the Town Hall.
If you love a view, go and check out the Rundetårn – the building is truly incredibly, slowly spirally upwards to a gorgeous view over the city. It’s a public astronomical observatory, historical monument, library and exhibition space.
My favourite spot was most certainly Nyhavn, it’s a 17th Century waterfront, canal and bustling street known for it’s pastel colour houses over looking the wonderful wooden ships on the water. Here you can find lovely harbour-side bars, cafes and restaurants and take the perfect holiday snap!
Where to eat
The city is a hub of beautiful coffee shops and yummy eateries. A top pick of mine is Atelier September, it’s definitely one of the more popular coffee spots in the city so it’s worth getting there early for breakfast to try their well-known Avocadomad (Avocado on Rye bread). If you want to go and try the ‘best brunch in town’ go to Mad & Kaffe. You can’t book and the queue outside always goes around the corner but it’s totally worth wait!
For a lovely dinner next to the water, go to Almanak at The Standard. The informal dining space is an interior heaven serving lunch and dinner, make sure you try one of their Smørrebrød’s – it’s next level!
Where to shop
I love a Scandi lifestyle store so I had to pop into Stilleben just around the corner from Strøget. It houses handmade ceramics, gorgeous prints, kitchen accessories and bedroom linen. If you’re after something a little different for your home, definitely check this place out.
Finally, a little bit of fashion. Go to Norse Store Women, it’s typically minimal with a parred back aesthetic. The clothing is chic and perfect for simple layering. I wish they had this store in London!
Copenhagen was a lovely city and it’s definitely a place where i’d like to spend more time exploring. I hope you enjoyed this snippet of my weekend.