An space’s info to Copenhagen_ Viking treasure, wild swimming and secret dancefloors


In a metropolis renowned for its bakeries, ethereal Hart’s Bageri on the islet neighbourhood of Holmen is a favourite. It serves fantastic pastries and muffins, identical to the apple-bottom spandauer and cardamom croissants, and bakes possibly the best sourdough bread in Copenhagen. It’s part of a foodie nook going via the colourful harbour of Nyhavn that options outside meals market Broens Gadekøkken and Popl, a burger joint run by veterans of Noma (the five-time winner of the world’s best restaurant) that serves pure beef, veggie and vegan varieties.

Broens Gadekøkken. {{Photograph}}: Niels Quist/Alamy

I wish to fulfill buddies proper right here, buy a pastry at Hart’s after which take a harbour stroll from the Opera to Paper Island. Copenhagen will in all probability be Unesco’s world capital of construction in 2023, and it solely takes a quick stroll on this house to see why: modernist spaceship-style buildings sit subsequent to reworked silos and thoughtfully designed group areas.


The Nationwide Museum of Denmark is a unbelievable outdated setting up, a former palace, the place friends can see Viking treasures such as a result of the Tissø ring along with Viksø helmets (pictured), preserved our our bodies current in bogs and exhibitions that invite you into new interpretations of historic previous – I always depart with a lust for gold!

A present exhibition included a multimedia presentation that took friends on a Viking raid. It was so good I just about forgot that, as an English particular person, my ancestors have been on the receiving end of all of it. It’s moreover good satisfying for youngsters; its Children’s Museum has role-play and dressing-up actions.


All of the city’s harbourside areas are rising fast, with groundbreaking construction and creative areas popping up. Islands Brygge, a central neighbourhood on the harbour, has develop right into a buzzy place to be, and its Bjarke Ingels-designed floating swimming pool was filled with swimmers and sunbathers all summer season season prolonged. And with the arrival of music/bar home Vipp Storage, alongside Italian restaurant Il Buco and a hipster espresso bar Sneezing Fruits, it’s rising an edgy, artistic character that I like. It’s moreover the start stage for the picture voltaic powered Go Boats which may be rented for an easy self-drive boat tour of the city.

Nyhavn. {{Photograph}}: Ingus Kruklitis/Getty Footage

Inexperienced home

Copenhagen was deliberate in such a technique that residents are hardly higher than 300 metres from a inexperienced home (outlined as a park, stretch of water or seashore), and it’s certainly one of many causes that the city scores extraordinarily for liveability.

The Sluseholmen house, the place I reside, is inside the south of the city and lives as a lot as that promise, being correct on the clear harbour. It’s good for paddleboarding and swimming, with three designated swimming zones, and you may attain it from the centre by the inexperienced energy-powered harbour bus. I wish to suggest a tuna sandwich and a plate of padron peppers on the tiny silver Cafe Slusen on the sting of Amager Fælled, an house of woods, lakes and marshes.

Sluseholmen. {{Photograph}}: Martin Llado/Getty Footage


Copenhagen’s nightlife is further about meeting up and having drinks with buddies than all-night clubbing. There is a thriving cocktail bar and pure wine bar scene consequently. For pure wine, Rosforth & Rosforth runs a beloved pop-up bar beneath Knippelsbro bridge and are very extraordinarily regarded. Ved Stranden 10 (named after its cope with) has good sommeliers and is an efficient guess for an advanced glass of wine, and shut by The Jane, on Gråbrødretorv sq., is a Mad Males-styled cocktail bar that turns proper right into a membership later inside the night time, as bookcases are rolled once more to point out a hidden dancefloor.


Copenhagen’s inns are design-led and delightful, nevertheless may very well be costly. The boutique Lodge Coco on Vesterbrogade (doubles from £153 room-only) locations you close to the center of the movement, with the attractive French-styled Værnedamsvej street shut by (hit Granola for breakfast) and cocktail bars Duck and Cowl and Lidkœb a stroll away.

Laura Hall is a journey creator residing in Copenhagen