Where to Eat:
Address: Istedgade 27, 1650 København V, Denmark.
The best food I had in Copenhagen was in Vesterbro, the meatpacking district. Granted, pizza isn’t traditional or even Danish but if you do get the chance, I could highly recommend a restaurant called Neighbourhood. They have a pretty limited menu of super thin, crispy pizzas with a really interesting choice of toppings. It’s got a great atmosphere and although there’s usually a bit of a wait for tables, it was so worth it. The pizzas were incredible!
Address: Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K, Denmark
Torvehallerne is a really vibrant little food market with a tonne of different places to eat and drink. It’s a perfect place for lunch within walking distance of what I would call the ‘inner city’. Coffee Collective also happen to have a café in the market too!
Best View of the City:
Address: Købmagergade 52A, 1150 København, Denmark
For the best view of Copenhagen, I would definitely recommend heading up the Round Tower. It’s 25 DKK to enter which isn’t too expensive and takes just 5 minutes or so to walk up. If you can, wait until an hour before sunset, I witnessed some breathtaking red skies during my time in the city.
The only negative at the top of the Round Tower would be the safety fences. They are pretty high so you find yourself looking through the gaps. You can fit a camera through and still get nice photos but for me, you slightly lose the magic.
Address: Nyhavn 1-71, 1051 København, Denmark
When someone says Copenhagen, I immediately think of Nyhavn harbour. It’s a beautiful and lively spot, albeit busy with tourists. The old houses are decorated with an array of bright colours in which you can eat at some of Copenhagen’s most expensive restaurants.
Address: Freetown Christiania, København, Denmark
I actually just stumbled across Freetown Christiania when I was walking towards Christianshavn. It’s basically an old military barracks that’s become it’s own neighbourhood. Music venues, markets and galleries are covered in graffiti. It’s totally unique and couldn’t be more different to the rest of the city; a reason in itself to check it out.
Where to Run:
I only did a couple of runs in Copenhagen but my favourite loop was definitely what I like to call, ‘the loop of lakes’. It’s about 4 miles around the open water, curving round the western side of the centre. I always find it hard to get a good running loop in cities, especially when I am trying to avoid running on the roads. I was pleasantly surprised to find a full lap was just under 4 miles and happened to be at the doorstep of my hotel!
The majority of this run is on really well kept, gravel paths. The only issue is that you have to cross two or three roads so the chances of having to stop at traffic lights are pretty high. Aside from that, I’d say it was ideal!
Where to Stay:
Hotel Kong Arthur
Address: Nørre Søgade 11, 1370 København K, Denmark
Copenhagen is a pretty small city, just 88 km2 which makes it a little easier when looking for places to stay; even hotels slightly out of town tend to be within walking distance of the city centre. I was super lucky staying at Hotel Kong Arthur, sat right on the lakes and just a 10 minute walk from Nørreport metro station. The only time I had to Uber was when I ventured into the neighbourhoods of Vesterbro and Nørrebro.
Paper Island/Copenhagen Street Food
Address: Trangravsvej 14, 7/8, 1436 København K, Denmark
Just across the water from Nyhavn you’ll find Paper Island, some of the best street food I’ve ever had. They seem to sell every food imaginable here; the food tastes incredible and even on a weekday you’ll find this place packed with people. If you are looking for somewhere to spend a few hours, eat good food and experience the joyous charm of a Danish city, head over to Paper Island!
I had the best time in Copenhagen! I’m looking forward to everything that’s to come in the next few months and I can’t wait to share it with you. Any questions on Copenhagen, comment below and I’ll do my best to answer them.