EXPLORE EUROPE | 3 DAYS IN COPENHAGEN.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll enjoy having a meticulous itinerary for any trip you take. It sounds anal, but if you don’t plan ahead and ensure you’ve covered all areas of interest you’ll leave wishing you’d done more.  

Copenhagen boasts a wide portfolio of Michelin Star restaurants, luxury hotels, beautiful landmarks, and an array of award winning cocktail bars. 

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Day 1

Where to eat

Noma, the renowned Scandinavian restaurant located in the heart of the city and worthily voted the best restaurant in the world in 2014, standing third best restaurant in the world 2015. ‘Chef Rene Redzepi’s gastronomic mecca, creating world-class dishes presented in 20 course meals’.

Where to wonder

Copenhagen Opera House, Kastellet and The Little Mermaid. Recommended private tour or canal transport to the major landmarks of the city. Denmark is one of the most environmentally friendly countries of the world, therefore most of the locals take boat or bike as primary mode of transportation. Following suit gives you the best views of the cities most famous landmarks.

Where to shop

Birger Christensen, located in the heart of the city, a fashion house of luxury brands such as Lanvin, Hermès and Prada. A family business that has been running for over 100 years, the store has been known to sell to the royals. 

Where to drink

Ruby, a cosy cocktail bar on the canal. The bar is designed like an old smokers lounge with cosy armchairs and regal decor. You’ll notice that many reviews state it feels like you’re in someone's lounge, but it’s really true. The seasonal cocktails are triumphant and the service is great. Read more about our experience at Ruby here

Where to stay

Nimb Hotel, a classic quirky boutique hotel located in the famous Tivoli Gardens. The hotel offers four exclusive restaurants and a luxury wine bar, on top of the individually designed rooms and suites. 

DAY 2

Where to eat

Studio at The Standard. This michelin star restaurant beautifully presents 5 and 7 course meals. The head chef, Torsten Vildgaard, was previously Sous Chef at Noma (voted best restaurant in the world) and creates dishes with a love for French and Japanese cuisine. You are placed on the top floor of The Standard where you experience an open kitchen and the glory of seeing the chefs in action.

Where to wonder

Christiansborg, home of the Danish royals and Parliament. The Palace has amazing history and architecture. The public have access to the chapel. royal stables and old ruins. If you book with a private tour guide, you're likely to get to see more exclusive areas of the palace. Arrive at the right time and you're able to watch the guard change over, which is always quite a spectacular experience. 

Where to shop

Bredgade - “Broad Street” is one of the most notable streets of Copenhagen. Home to many law firms, designer stores, luxury antique shops and art galleries. Some buildings now residential, the beautiful street is typical for extravagant purchases. 

Where to drink

1105, named for the postal code in which it resides, this bar is a stylish joint voted on of the world’s best bars. The handsome decor and friendly staff make this venue one of the most popular in Copenhagen.

Where to stay

Hotel D’Angleterre, located in the centre of the city, is a stunning hotel not only aesthetically but because of it’s compelling history. The building is a well known Danish landmark and offers many luxury facilities as well as it’s spacious and elegantly designed rooms. 

DAY 3

Where to eat

Oliver and the Black Circus. With an unpretentious approach to fine dining, this upscale eatery is down to earth, hugely accommodating and exceptionally delicious. 

Where to wonder

The National Aquarium of Denmark, Northern Europe’s largest aquarium. The venue is a great place to host meetings and conference and offers ‘behind the scenes’ private tours of the aquarium for corporate groups. 

Where to shop

Royal Golf Club. Improve your golf skills or just practise at the driving range in Center Boulevard. The club offers various corporate packages, a great way to unwind and diffuse workplace stress. 

Where to drink

Curfew, followed by Lidkøeb. Curfew was opened by a gentleman whom had previously worked at 5* hotels with the passion to run his own cocktail bar. Now launched, the cocktail bar is one of the locals favourite. Lidkøeb is run by the great masters that bring us Ruby! The bar stretches over three floors and boasts a popular courtyard for it’s guests. 

Where to stay

AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen, located close to Royal Golf Club in a modern, unique high rise. Conveniently located close to the airport, the floor to ceiling windows, marvellous architecture and attentive staff service make this hotel one of Copenhagen’s top places to stay. 

A DAY IN MALMÖ

If it's not your first time in Copenhagen, or maybe you're looking for something a little bit different. Malmö, a city in south Sweden is just a short train journey from the city of Copenhagen. It's inexpensive and a great day out for shopping, eats and drinks.