Recently I took a trip to Copenhagen, and I felt in love with the city; its people, restaurants, shops, culture, everything!
I compiled a short video to share with you some of my favourite places in the city.
I hope to write individual reviews of some of these soon on the blog but in the mean time here is a list...
Restaurants & cafés
- Relae – first certified organic restaurant in the world to receive a Michelin star. They work on focused and tasty food, no muss, no fuss. Simplicity and quality always come first
- 108 at Noma – sister restaurant to the famous Noma. Simple curated ingredients from local farmers
- Copenhagen Coffee Lab – tucked underground in a small street. Simple yet incredible coffee. Perfect croissant and cup of joy while reading a book. Ideal for solo travelers
- Next Door Cafe – in one word hygge. Friendly staff and customers. Fresh juices, coffee and cake
- Kompasset – located in the ever so popular Nyhavn. Head here for typical smorrebrod
- Rapha Cycle Club – biggest cycle club in the world. I am a regular of their London location and their recent shop in Copenhagen is a great as their other stores. Don't be fooled by the name, not only a must for cyclists for also great coffee destination
- Coffee Collective – they provide amazing coffee experiences paired with a simple food menu. Coffee quality is brought about in three links: Farmer, roaster and barista
- Samsoe & Samsoe – Danish fashion brand, perfect basic and essentials
- Tortus Copenhagen – if you love ceramics you have probably heard of Tortus. Their shop in the centre is beautiful and their vases as impressive in real life as on Instagram
- Keramiker Inge Vincents – paper thin ceramics. Gorgeous clean designs, if you love white home decor as much as I do, it is a must.
- Hay – you can find Hay all around the world but their flagship store in Copenhagen will definitely not disappoint you
- Stilleben – one of my favourites. Contemporary shop with unique brands, supporting small artists from all over the world that produce handmade ceramics, jewellery, home accessories as much more
- Project 4 – carefully selected clothing and accessories for men a women. Perfectly located in the centre of Copenhagen
- Wood Wood – in this shop you will find the coolest laid back,underground international designers and enviable collection of sneakers as well as clothing and accessories
- Kaktus – cacti lovers, rejoice! tiny store filled with succulents and cacti of all shapes and sizes
Places to visit
- Louisiana Museum of Modern Art – located on the shore of the Oresund Sound in Humlebaek 35km away from Copenhagen. Perfect scape on a rainy day
- The Rundertaarn – in the very center of Copenhagen, a fun and quick activity. 17th century tower and oldest observatory in Europe which provides a magnificent panoramic view of the city.
- The Little Mermaid – bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen inspired by the story of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale which we are all familiar with from the Disney adaptation
- Assistens Cemetery – never thought I would write about a cemetery, but the walk between the trees is lovely and very peaceful. Located in Norrebro
- Christiania – controversial neighbourhood which works with its own rules, nice to tick it off the list but wouldn't visit at night nor alone
- Norrebro – definitely the hip area of Copenhagen. Home to great small shops, restaurants and cafes, my favourite without a doubt
- Nyhavn – if you have ever seen a picture of the Danish capital it is probably featuring Nyhavn. Perfect place to end the day and have dinner in one of the many restaurants, I chose Kompasset
- Botanical Garden – covers 10 hectares in the centre of the city and it is home to more than 13,000 of plants, a green dream!
- Amalienborg – home to the Danish royal family, beautiful octogonal courtyard surrounded by four identical classical palace facades
- Jaegerborggade – located in Norrebro, home to Keramiker Inge Vincents, Relae, Kaktus and many other cool restaurants and shops. Very top of my favourites' list!
- Strøget – one of the main streets, you will not miss it if you walk around the centre. Always lively despite of the autumnal rain, it is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe! Home to the Lego flagship store
- Pilestræde – again in the centre, side street to Strøget. Fashionable shops and cool bars on each side of the street.
- Elmegade – relaxing and cozy street, filled with small cafes all hosted by friendly staff. Nice place to hangout
- Værnedamsvej – many say it is Paris in Denmark, frequented by many Frenchies and definitely has the Parisian charm. Central Hotel og Café, is located in this street, the smallest cafe in Copenhagen with only five seats and smallest hotel in the world with just one room!
I've only just realised how many places I actually did visit in 3 days, no wonder I had sore legs for almost a week! Copenhagen is a city where you can walk and cycle everywhere, this is one of the reasons why I loved it so much.
It was an incredible trip and cannot wait to be back, don't let the small size fool you! There are so many cool places to visit, incredible restaurants to try and a lot of shopping to do.