Destination / Wish You Were Here

An insider’s guide to the ultimate stay in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has long been a cornerstone of the European art scene: from world-class galleries to some of the best food the continent has to offer. Here, photographer Amie Milne gives you the ultimate guide to your next stay in Denmark’s buzzy capital.

Stay …
Immerse yourself in iconic Danish interiors and design at Hotel Sanders’ equally luxurious and casual residence. Located in the heart of the city’s historic quarter, the hotel is only a short stroll away from some of Copenhagen’s most renowned institutions and leading restaurants. Borrow a bicycle from the front desk and explore to your heart’s content. When you return, why not rest those tired legs with an indulgent in-room body treatment or a relaxing yoga class? Yes please.

Eat …
Start the morning right and fuel yourself for a day of exploring at GRØD, a cosy café located in Vesterbro dedicated to all things porridge and granola. Choose from the menu or customise your own bowl of oat-y goodness while you peruse through the cafés own cookbook. In the evening, head over to Kul, a quirky restaurant located in the trendy meat packing district, which is run by two Michelin starred chefs. Kul offers an amazing array of grill-inspired food to satisfy any taste buds, served up in a laidback setting.

Do …
The city of Copenhagen is synonymous with sustainability, innovation and fashion – which is part of the reason why the city has more bicycles than it does cars. The other reason being the perfectly curated bike paths and mostly flat ground provide the perfect landscape for exploring this city by bike. Borrow a bicycle from one of the city’s many rental shops and check out some of the best boutiques Copenhagen has to offer – Ganni and Filippa K are definitely on the list. Also be sure to pop into the ACNE archives, an ACNE outlet store filled with previous season pieces of your Scandinavian dreams.

Once you have fulfilled your shopping escapades, pop into DMK. This beautiful showroom of Scandinavian furniture is by appointment only so book a day or so ahead. Put aside one day to visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, located just a short train ride out of Copenhagen. Not only does this museum showcase some incredible modern art, but the building itself nothing short of an architectural masterpiece, surrounded with picturesque scenery which is worth the trip in itself. Sjællandsgade Bad is a beautiful bathhouse displaying traditional Danish fixtures and décor over 100 years old. Traditionally used as a public bathhouse before homes in Copenhagen had their own bathrooms, this beautiful bathhouse is worth the visit.

Take …
Comfort is key when exploring a new city. Make sure to bring a good pair of walking shoes; this will be essential with all of the bike riding! Copenhagen can also experience four seasons in one day, so be prepared with a warm jacket.