Recently, Alex and I jetted off to the wonderful city of Copenhagen for 4 nights. It was fantastic, so to do it justice, we’re splitting it into a few posts! This is how Day 1 went…
Firstly, it’s unbelievably easy to get to Copenhagen from London. The flight was only an hour and a half, and it was an easy ride from the airport to Norresport, in the city. We used Airbnb and stayed in this apartment. It was perfectly located for our trip, in a really quirky neighbourhood with lots of character, but easy to get to all the sights in the city centre.
We started our trip with a mooch up Jægersborggade; a street just round the corner from our apartment. It’s full of beautiful Danish people sitting in cafes, buying things from the quirkly little craft shops and generally enjoying their Saturday afternoon. We stopped into Lyst for some food and ended up ordering 2 of the Smörgåsbord, which turned out to be an excellent decision, as you can see.
Since it was sunny, we took a stroll around Assistens Kirkegård, the cemetery where Hans Christian Anderson is buried (although we were stupid and couldn’t find the grave…). It was a beautiful place, really peaceful. If I was famous and Danish, I would INSIST on being buried here.
After a the obligatory nap (necessary when you’ve been up since 4am), we headed out to the trendy Meatpacking District in Vesterbro. We’d booked a table at Mother for dinner, where we indulged in some Gorgonzola and honey (a combo that Alex fell in love with) followed by pizza. They were beautifully cooked, both delicious and the place had a great atmosphere. Like East London but Danish.
After that, we sampled the delights of the Meatpacking District’s bar scene, which included sitting in deck chairs, wrapped in Carlsberg blankets, next to a burning tyre, drinking incredibly strong gin and tonic. Pretty ideal. We also discovered this little gem…
All in all, a perfect first day in the beautiful city of Copenhagen.