Copenhagen is one of my favourite cities in the world, nothing really beats its chilled out trendy vibe and I never tire of it. Its a perfect weekend away, or a week if you have time to venture out of town to explore its divine coastline. If you haven't been, it must go on your bucket list immediately, you won't regret it - its a promise.
Its so much on offer, the food scene is vast and diverse, with something for everyones taste and budget. From street food to Michelin starred restaurants, prepare to leave feeling very full and happy.
Noma, Refhalevej 96, 1432 Copenhagen
Its almost impossible to talk about Copenhagens fantastic restaurants without mentioning Noma. We happy been lucky enough to have been 5 times, in both the old and the new location. Book way in advance (or get on their waiting list and you might get lucky) as tables are hard to come by. Expect to be blown away by the theatre and the exquisite ingredients.
Bar Apollo, Nyhavn 2, 1051 Copenhagen
A fantastic little place serving up wonderful and tasty bread and little dishes with a glass of wine. Perfect lunch spot with great ambiance.
Atelier September, Gothersgade 30, 1123 Copenhagen
One of my favourite places in town, if I could only fit in one meal on a trip (which would be cruel) it would be here. Perfect breakfast/brunch place with an insane avocado on rye, which the call simply 'avocadomad' -avocado food. Add a boiled egg and a coffee and you're sorted.
Geranium, Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, 2100 Copenhagen
Though the location is odd, on the 8th floor of a football stadium, its just beautiful inside and the food is pure art. An absolute treat.
Fiskebaren, Flæsketorvet 100, 1711 Copenhagen
An old favourite in the old meatpacking district. The fish and seafood is fresh and delicious, the vibe is fun and sometimes loud and fun. Definitely worth a visit.
Ruby, Nybrogade 10, 1203 Copenhagen
A perfect place for a nightcap or a glass of wine, before or after dinner. It is super charming, set in an old apartment and the staff are very welcoming.
SP34, Sankt Peder Straede 34, 1453 Copenhagen
Very affordable and chic with great breakfast and fantastic location if you like me like just walking everywhere. With its mall but comfortable rooms, with a bit of a vibe in the bar, always makes this an easy choice.
Hotel Nimb, Bernstorffsgade 5, 1577 Copenhagen
A beauty of a hotel, very elegant rooms, fantastic staff and a very special location within the Tivoli Gardens. If you fancy a ride on one of the rollercoasters or sipping a little glass of wine whilst enjoying one of the concerts, its a wonderful scene whatever your taste may be.
Hotel Sanders, Torenskjoldsgate 15, 1055 Copenhagen
Trendy and stylish with a very central location. Very comfortable and welcoming, minutes from Nyhavn or walking into the city centre.
Holly Golightly, Borgergade 17B, 1300 Copenhagen
A mini universe of fashion, home ware, jewellery and art, HG is definitively one of my favourite shops in Copenhagen. It offers an eclective mix of luxury brands, local finds and up and coming designers. Always a good to place to browse and get inspired.
Stine Goya, Gothersgade 58, 1123 Copenhagen
With her colourful prints and unique styles, Stine Goyas shop really showcases her talent and bold vision. it feels like a happy candy land, go to get uplifted by their optimistic palette.
Illums Bolighus, Amagertorv 10, 1160 Copenhagen
Normally not a great fan of department stores, but if you're short of time and need one place to soak up the selection of Danish fashion. Their selection is great and many local and international designers represented, so if you need a dress or a pair of shoes (or a cinnamon roll) you'll find it here.
The Apartment, Overgaden Need Vandet 33, 1414 Copenhagen
If you don't follow The Apartment on instagram already, please do to keep updated on their fabulous feed of interior, art and homewares. Simply stunning and always quirky combinations makes for infinite inspiration.
Bendtsen, Danas Plads 10, Fredriksberg
A great galleri selling art, mainly posters and lithographs, all beautifully framed in unusual ways. Also love her instagram feed for inspiration.
Carry on down Strøget or Gothersgade to Kongens Nytorv. From here stroll along the harbourside in Nyhavn with its plentiful restaurants and charming boats. A bit touristy but still worth doing to see a different side of the city.
Once in Nyhavn, jump on a canal boat and enjoy the narrow canals, characteristic architecture. A fun way to see the city for all ages.
Rent a Bike
Its THE way the Danes gets around, so if you're brave enough jump on one and explore Copenhagen on the countless bicycle paths played out everywhere.
If you have a spare day, jump on the train to Humlebæk and explore the delightful Louisiana Museum. Its vast collection of modern art is impressive and beautifully curated, and their exhibitions always interesting and worth the journey.