Recently Anthony and I took a long weekend away to visit Copenhagen. We stayed in a beautiful hotel only a short metro ride away from the heart of the city. After a very early start and flight we spent our first day slowly wandering around the cobbled streets exploring the shops and taking in the atmosphere. I instantly fell for the Danish architecture and the stormy skies so naturally when we were less exhausted on day 2 the camera made more of an appearance. We predominantly avoided the main tourist areas but I couldn’t resist photographing the beautiful buildings along the Nyhavn, such a photogenic spot in Copenhagen.
Unlike other holidays I’ve been on we decided to not make a plan, to simply wander and discover as we went along, that way it would all be unexpected. The quiet side streets contained hidden gems like Den Lille Gule Kaffebar, a small yet incredible cafe perfect for a lunch stop and a break from the cold! As a vegetarian I thought it might be difficult to find good food whilst we were away but I was pleasantly surprised by the sheer amount of vegan restaurants and cafes dotted about. Another crucial factor for me was finding good coffee, which I found to be slightly lacking in Copenhagen. There were two exceptional coffee shops which made up for the rest. Orango, a minimalist designed coffee shop situated in our hotel and Copenhagen Coffee Lab, a cosy out the way coffee shop that was an instragrammers dream!
Our time away coincided with my birthday which made it even more memorable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Copenhagen and intend to go back, however next time with more spending money (to feed our hat obsession!). I plan on travelling to more areas within Scandinavia whether it be more city breaks or rural getaways. Scandinavian culture and design is amongst my favourites so I am eager to explore more. For now I thought I would share my time away with you all through a photo diary.
Have you ever been to Copenhagen?