After my recent trip to Copenhagen, going through all my photos has already got me wanting to book a flight straight back there!
We explored the city in just 3 days. Leaving London first thing Friday morning and getting back home Sunday evening. But my goodness you can squeeze a LOT in to 3 days!
After just a day there I quickly realised that this was my favourite city i've ever visited. Quite a statement I know, but I ABSOLUTELY loved it.
Here is a little map of the city centre just as a reference so when I talk about each of the places hopefully it's a little clearer as to where they are!
So firstly... our hotel. I thought we were right in the city centre, but it is so hard to judge when you've never been before! Our hotel was just next to Tivoli Gardens so on the map you can see it's over to the left hand side. It was only 5 minutes from the main shopping street 'Stroget' so really very easy to get to, but not somewhere I'd recommend if you really want to be in the middle of it all!
Just off the main shopping street is where we stumbled across the most beautiful flower market! I wanted to buy ALL the flowers. There were so many and were all so perfect and colourful... so of course, I took loads of photos!
Sticking with the theme of flowers, if you head off the main shopping street to the left you get to the botanical gardens. At the time of year that we went there was very little in bloom but have heard in the summer its beautiful! I wasn't too disappointed though as there were plenty of cactus which of course are a personal favourite. The green house was really quite steamy inside.
Also over in this direction is The Round Tower. It was only about £2.50 to go to the top... but just as a warning it's a very long spiral all the way there so you'll definitely be slightly dizzy and a little out of breath when you reach the top. The views though are definitely worth it!
Another place that is definitely worth a visit is the Royal Palace. This is more over towards Nyhavn (saving my favourite till last) and the guards change here every day at midday. If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen the guards in action on my stories!
I'm kind of going back on my self now, but over towards the main river (on the mainland side) was such a lovely coffee shop with a full glass front making for a really lovely view. Thats where this snap was taken...
Just over the river from here was an amazing food market. I didn't get many great photos... they all seemed to be a bit fuzzy from the steam but it was such an amazing atmosphere. It was almost like an old warehouse building and inside were so many food stalls, each of them smelling amazing! Right in the middle was an amazing brick fire. We managed to get a seat just the other side of it. I felt like this the most hygge moment I had on the trip!
Now, last but not least my hands down favourite part of Copenhagen. Nyhavn! This is where all the photos of the beautiful coloured buildings came from and we came back to this spot a couple of times each day. With he harbour running down the middle, the colourful buildings are mainly restaurants. I'm already planning to come back here in the summer next time as you could spend all afternoon sat here drinking wine and dining in such a range of cuisines.
Everyone was wrapped up in blankets and my favourite table was a couple with a bottle of white and a lobster to share. It looked perfect! Next time we come I'd like to get a hotel as near to Nyhavn as possible. I'm pretty sure it's where we would spend most of our time!
I couldn't recommend Copenhagen more, I've never left a city wanting to go back quite so soon. Also... from the airport to the city centre it is a £5 metro journey, so it really couldn't be easier!
I hope this colourful post gives you a little snippet into what Copenhagen is like. If you haven't been, you MUST tick it off your list!