As promised, Copenhagen on film. Before I start, I’m thinking of getting a new film camera. Ideally, I’d like to spend as little as possible but I want real clarity on images. If you have any recommendations, please let me know!
Anyway, enough film camera talk and more about my time in Denmark.
We arrived in Copenhagen late afternoon, so after checking in we spent the rest of the evening having a walk around and getting some food. Wannab Cafe is one I highly recommend, I genuinely think I ate the best salmon of my life in that place. Following that, it was back to the hotel to chill out (and by chill out I mean drink gin whilst playing Uno) and get an early night.
One thing I didn’t expect was as many places to be closed on a Sunday. Not that it was a problem, I just didn’t expect it! I guess it allowed more time for exploring rather than shopping.
After getting breakfast and getting on a bike, we headed to the SUPERFLEX exhibition space. Honestly, this place is insane. It’s a former water reservoir underground and so interesting. I’m not really doing a very good job of selling it but click the link up there and you can have a read for yourself!
After the exhibition we spent some more time wandering round (mostly on bikes) and stopped for lunch in Tivoli Gardens before exploring some more.
For dinner it was Warpigs. If you’re a veggie, it might not be up your street as this is all singing and all dancing meat. I’m talking brisket, pulled pork; the works. it’s located in what I can only compare to an industrial estate but, it’s well worth the search if you’re up for it.
To get back to the hotel, we biked yet again and it was so worth it. Despite being a little cold it was so nice to explore the city at night.
I think it goes without saying that I couldn’t have gone to Copenhagen without going to Acne Archive. Acne is a brand I’ve followed and absolutely adored for a long time, so I was more than eager to have a look in store.
For anyone that wants to get their hands on some reduced and one off pieces, I’d recommend it. They have samples delivered to store at two point during the year I believe; unfortunately their next delivery was May so I just missed out on those pieces but, they definitely had something for everyone. All the staple pieces were available - from leather jackets, knitwear and jeans to trainers and shearling bikers. The prices were really well marked down too. I got a t-shirt for about £20! Can you tell I enjoyed it?!
After Acne, we headed to Wood Wood Museum, which again is another outlet of sorts and then the Samsøe & Samsøe History store, with prices also pretty reduced.
As you can tell, it was very much a shopping-orientated day. We also ventured into HAY and fell in love with the whole store. The layout was incredible, perfectly situated a few floors above street level and perfect for people watching.
Monday was the warmest day we’d experienced since landing (it was definitely colder than I expected) and so we decided to make the most of it by doing a boat tour. It was a nice way to see the city from a different perspective.
The final stop of the day was SimpleRAW - a vegan restaurant. Again, a solid choice. Delish, in fact.
As today was the last day we were spending in Copenhagen, we wanted to fit in a few things before leaving so we had a super quick breakfast and headed straight to Rundetaarn.
Have you even been to Copenhagen if you haven’t been to this place? (The Round Tower, as some people call it.) It’s an odd experience but, definitely a good workout for those legs. When you get to the top, you’ve got a beautiful view over the surrounding areas, even if you do get thrown around by the horrendous winds.
I also popped into Mads Nørgaard as I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I’ve heard a lot of people talking about it and it’s vast selection of striped tees (which I can confirm is definitely vast!) I also loved the shop they had neighbouring it, which stocked designer pieces from the likes of Comme des Garcon and Saks Potts.
Following some more walking round it was time for a quick lunch before getting the train back to the airport. Needless to say, I didn’t want to leave. It’s such a beautiful city and I absolutely LOVE that bikes rule the roost.
Until next time, Copenhagen…