Firstly, we stayed in an AirBnB which I highly recommend doing for weekend city trips. It’s so nice to feel like you have a home to go back to and a place that feels your own for a couple of nights. The place we stayed was about a 20 minute walk from the city center which was perfect for us as we all enjoy morning walks. I love the feeling of staying in an AirBnB because it feels homely and you can almost pretend you’re a true local. After getting to Copenhagen around 5pm on the Thursday, we went for a walk around to find dinner (we opted for pizza) and then back to the apartment for a movie night and lots of sleep!
On Friday, our only full day we tried to pack in as much as possible with out rushing or over doing it. We started by going to the Botanical Gardens. I highly recommend visiting here, it is truly beautiful and a great place to shoot outfits which you’ll see Sunday! It was also only 60DKK which equates to about £5.50. Being in the presence of flowers and plants always remind me of my mum too. It was lovely to stroll through the green houses full of cacti and palm trees. The Palm house is stunning and has beautiful spiral stair cases that go up to a walk way around the perimeter of the dome roof.
After that, we went for lunch at a gorgeous cafe called Big Apple. They did the best falafel wraps filled with mozzarella, pesto and tomato with great veggie and vegan options. They specialise in juices (which I became slightly obsessed with while in Copenhagen) and I got the pineapple, apple and passion fruit smoothie which was so delicious. They also did the most amazing white chocolate and raisin cookies!
We then walked to the Design museum, a place we’d all been looking forward to visiting. A great place also for anyone under 25 as it’s free! It’s definitely worth a visit and is very visually stimulating. My favourite room was full of differently designed Scandinavian style chairs. It had a real mixture of different types of design which I enjoyed, there was really something for everyone.
Next up, we went to the famous Nyhavn, with its well known painted houses and boats. A beautiful area of the city however a very windy one too! After all this, we decided to head back to our apartment around 5ish. We got food at a local Lidl and cooked together while watching a film.
Saturday morning, our last day! We walked to the Grundtvig Church which was amazing. With its incredibly tall ceilings and oddly modern design, this church is a great place to spend a while in the morning.
We headed in to town for brunch at Moller Kaffe Og Kokken, a place that’s made a name for itself for it’s tapas style brunch. We ordered the waffles and sour dough bread which was delicious. This place gets busy very quickly so it’s a good idea to book ahead!
We then visited the shopping district which was truly one of the best shopping areas I’ve visited in Europe and I’ve been to a lot! With amazing designer vintage stores and a great range of high street to high end shops, from H&M to Chanel, I was truly in my element!
We got the metro to the airport which was super easy and a great way of getting around town even though we walked everywhere and only used the metro for the airport. Overall, Copenhagen is a great city to spend a couple of days in, with its famous architecture and fantastic food, it’s definitely somewhere I want to revisit in the future.
All photos shot on my Praktica super TL 35mm