Monday, 19 December 2016

    Day 5 - Visit Copenhagen (again) | 12 Days of Christmas

    So, the beginning of the year, Jake and I headed to Copenhagen and I completely fell in love. You can read about that trip here & here! Fast forward 12 months and Emma and I headed back for some Christmas Shopping and a city break away together! I managed to find some bargain flights for the beginning of December, we wrapped up warm and were on our way.  On arriving we checked into the Hilton hotel by the airport. I would highly recommend staying at the Hilton since it is close to the airport, 10 minutes from the centre on the metro and the staff are all super helpful!

    After checking in, we went to the Torvelhallerne; which is like a very cool version of Borough Market. We wandered around sampling lots of cheese and other culinary delights before deciding on a stand to get some lunch at.  We opted to get a traditional Smorrebrod for lunch and the amount of flavours was incredible. I cannot recommend Copenhagen enough, even just to eat there! After that we wandered around some shops and found our way to the Raundhaus; a brilliant place to see across the whole of Copenhagen. We were lucky with the weather as we could see so far. On the way up to the top there is also a museum which currently has an exhibition on 'The Museum of Broken Hearts' which we both really enjoyed reading stories behind 'artefacts' from people's lives. It was time for more shopping, but you can find my recommendations in my last Copenhagen post (linked above). After shopping we needed to quench our thirst. We found the most idyllic bar called 'Illum Rooftop' where we had a glass of wine whilst surround by christmas trees. After a nice stroll around the Christmas Market, we made our way to Tivoli Gardens - the most festive place ever. It is so beautiful - I wish I took more photos! 

    On the second day, after filling ourselves up with breakfast which was included at the hotel, we made our way to the 'Little Mermaid' statue, according to online reports, this is rated top 10 most disappointing tourist attractions. I think that is a bit harsh - however we weren't wowed. I do still think it was worth going to see; especially as neither of us had seen it before. On the way there we walked through Amalienborg - where the Danish Royal family reside, where you can see all the guards - guarding the area. It reminded of the Household Cavalry in London! On our rather long walk there, we picked up a Baileys Hot Chocolate to warm us up - it was DIVINE! Another spot I could keep on going back to in Copenhagen is The Design Museum - I find that the exhibitions they have on there are so well curated and super interesting. It was coming to the end of our time in Copenhagen and it was time for a big lunch to keep us going until we got back to London. We went to Hot Buns, a really cute, restaurant that served amazing burgers. I got my burger with a side of fries and blue cheese sauce and Emma had her's with sweet potato fries - we also had an amazing side of Mac and Cheese and obviously realised our eyes were bigger than our belly's and struggled to finish all the food. I would recommend you visit there; delicious food, a cool restaurant and friendly staff. 

    Short but sweet was the best way to describe this trip to Copenhagen, but I had an absolute blast with my best friend as usual and of course picked up some bits from Sephora!! If you need an amazing gift to get a loved one this christmas, why not plan a city break to Copenhagen. I'm sure they wouldn't be disappointed! I also vlogged this trip so you can watch that HERE! 

    Lots of love, 
    N x 

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