Five new things we did in Copenhagen this summer

We returned to one of our favourite cities again this June, to stay in new luxurious hotels, discover some new places, and sample more delicious food and drinks.

The weather was glorious, and we enjoyed walking around shops, gardens and landmarks, as well as relax in the hotel pool and sauna.

So here are our five highlights of new things we did in Copenhagen this June:

Our five highlights:

1. The Hotels

Having been to Copenhagen a few times now, this time we wanted to stay in some luxurious hotels to not only enjoy being out and about exploring, but also to enjoy some rest, relaxation and good food in our hotel, not just a bed for the night.

For the first night, we stayed at the ultra-luxurious Hotel d’Angleterre, where the staff are all incredibly friendly and helpful, the hotel and rooms impeccable, and the spa is peaceful. For classic, timeless indulgence that isn’t over-the-top opulence, then this is a great choice if you have the budget.

Champagne cocktails at d’Angleterre

Our following 2 nights were spent at Villa Copenhagen, which opened its doors only a couple of years ago and is a stylish hotel that describes itself as ‘conscious luxury’ with its focus on sustainability.

Located conveniently right next to the train station, we loved the design and laid-back cool vibe here – from the large open plan courtyard with bar, to the modern and comfortable rooms, and the incredible smell of the skandinavisk toiletries! There’s even a fab roof-top bar with pool and terrace sauna, which are operated by a booking system so doesn’t get over-crowded.

On the second night we had dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, ‘Kontrast’, which was absolutely delicious, with friendly service, and good value for money.

Next door to the hotel is also their resident bakery called ‘Rug’, which supplies the hotel bread and pastries as part of the well-stocked breakfast buffet. Finally, there is the T37 bar serving wine and cocktails and occassional live music.

Dinner at Kontrast restaurant, Villa Copenhagen

We LOVED Villa Copenhagen and think you will too – add it to your travel watchlist and consider it next time you’re planning a visit to Denmark’s capital!

Find out more on Villa Copenhagen’s website and read more about our stay in our longer review of Villa Copenhagen coming soon.

2. Copenhagen Does Not Exist film location

Like true movie nerds, we wanted to seek out some locations featured in recent Nordic films or TV shows that we have enjoyed.

So we walked past the cinema that features in one of the key scenes in Copenhagen Does Not Exist where the two main characters meet.

The cinema is called the ‘Grand Teatret’ (Grand Theatre), it is located in Mikkel Bryggers Gade, a small side street off Strøget, the main pedestrianised shopping area. It is one of the oldest cinemas in Copenhagen, and the building was completed to an Art Deco design by Anton Rosen in 1910.

For more information visit Visit Copenhagen’s page

3. Glyptoteket Museum

Copenhagen is not short on museums and art galleries, and one that tops a lot of the recommended lists is the Glyptoteket, but in all the times we’ve visited, we had never been before! It was conveniently located just 5-10 mins walk from Villa Copenhagen, so we strolled down there on Sunday (note: it’s closed on Mondays).

It cost 125 DKK per adult entrance fee (about £15) and there are mutliple rooms and exhibitions of sculpture and art from various countries and historical times.

But the highlight for us was actually the central courtyard area – flooded with light and filled with plants and sculptures, it’s also an access point for the cafe and shop, and was a really nice place to sit and relax. Well worth spending a morning or afternoon here.

The gorgeous indoor garden

For more information visit the Glyptoteket website.

4. Torvehallerne (Food Hall)

Again, Copenhagen has no end of amazing restaurants, food halls, markets and coffee shops. One new discovery from this trip was Torvehallerne, which has been open since 2011 and was one of the first of these kinds of food halls and still remains one of the best.

In the centre of the city, this large glass-covered market is a great place to grab a bite to eat, (likely an open sandwish), enjoy a coffee or glass of wine, buy some fresh produce and even grab a plant on your way home.

Located here: Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K

Details here on the Torvehallerne offical website

5. Ferm Living

We’ve followed Ferm Living on Instagram for a while, for its Scandinavian interior design and products. So we were in heaven when we got to go to their flagship store/showroom.

The historic building surrounded by picturesque canals, houses their office, first-ever retail space and shows off their inspiring homewares and and design in a show-room style, calming, and welcoming space. It’s a shop, but you will want to move in.

Find The Home of ferm LIVING at Boutique, Kuglegårdsvej 1-5, 1434, Copenhagen K.

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sat: 10 AM – 4 PM

Inside Ferm Living

More info here:

Thinking of a trip to Copenhagen?

If you would like to visit and want any help organising your itinerary or ideas what to do based on your interests – then feel free to get in touch with us!

For more information you can also go to Visit Copenhagen.

And if you want someone to do that all for you then get in touch with Off the Map Travel who will be able to help design a bespoke trip for you!

Feature by Claire Minnis