At the end of 2018, I decided to go on a quick getaway to Copenhagen with my aunty. It’s a beautiful city filled with great food, cosy interiors, rich culture, super clean streets and people who make riding a bike look effortlessly stylish and cool. I loved everything about the city and I can’t wait to go back again one day. If you’re visiting soon and are looking for things to do/eat, keep reading for my Copenhagen travel guide!
In this travel guide you will find:
- TIPS FOR BOOKING
- WHERE I STAYED
- WHAT I DID
- WHAT I ATE
TIPS FOR BOOKING
Copenhagen would be a great city to visit in both summer and winter! You can often find really great deals (like we did) on lastminute.com.
We stayed in Copenhagen for 3 days and I’d say that gave us plenty of time to do everything we wanted to.
Copenhagen is just a 1 ½ hour flight away from London. Once we arrived at Copenhagen airport – Kastrup, we took a taxi to the city centre which is around 20mins away.
WHERE I STAYED
WHAT I DID
My first stop was Nyhavn, one of Copenhagen’s most popular tourist attractions! Take a stroll down the waterfront and admire the old sailing ships and colourful houses. Nyhavn is the starting point for various canal excursions too!
I visited in December so it was beautifully decorated with lights and a Christmas market!
Tivoli Gardens is one of Europe’s best amusement parks! While there are many rides to enjoy, it’s also great to visit just for the garden itself. Walking through was magical and every part of the garden was stunning!
The Rosenborg Castle was built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV, in the early 17th century. It’s home to the Danish Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia.
A short walk away from Rosenborg Castle is the Davids Samling gallery. They have numerous exhibitions on but the gallery is notably famous for its collection of Islamic art, which is one of the biggest in Northern Europe. It was really interesting and I’d highly recommend visiting when you go.
Strøget is one of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets and has a wealth of shops ranging from high street stores to cute (but pricey) Danish boutiques. It’s great to visit if you’re feeling spendy or want to eat out/ grab a coffee.
There’s an excellent rooftop coffee shop on Strøget which you’ll see in the food section of this post.
WHAT I ATE
MAD & KAFFE
Copenhagen is full of great little cosy breakfast spots! One that was recommended to me a lot was Mad & Kaffe which translates to “food and coffee”. There was a queue outside so I’d recommend going early… but don’t worry if you have to wait, as they kindly provide customers with heaters and blankets so you don’t get cold!
Here’s how the menu works…
THE UNION KITCHEN
Near Strøget you will find The Union Kitchen! I opted for scrambled eggs on toast with a side of beetroot hummus. It was great and I’d definitely recommend it.
If not for the food, do it for the coffee (and for the gram lol)…
Stefanos is a fully halal restaurant serving up cheesy pizzas and juicy burgers! I’d recommend the pepperoni pizza! 🍕
Woowok is a cosy, romantic restaurant serving halal thai food! It wasn’t the best but it also wasn’t bad and if you’re in the area it’s worth checking out.
A trip to Denmark would not be complete without the famous smørrebrød (Danish open sandwiches). A lot of people told me to go to Aamanns Deli which has a variety of pescatarian options. I was shocked when I went to find that these little sandwiches were really overpriced (around £15 per piece). It was tasty but I don’t think it justifies the price.
Pastries in Denmark are a must! You have to go to Juno Bakery for their insanely delicious saffron and cardamom buns. Be aware that there isn’t much seating space here.
At the top of Illum department store on Strøget you will find Original Coffee. It’s a great spot to relax after a bout of shopping whilst enjoying some coffee, pastries and a beautiful view of Strøget. They have blankets here too! 😀
More carbs ha! The chocolate cinnamon swirl is a must.
Finally, don’t miss out on the freshly made waffles coated in chocolate at Nyhavn!
There you have it… my halal guide to Copenhagen! I hope you found this useful and let me know if you check out any of the places I’ve mentioned!
Enjoy your trip!
– Ayesha x