Monday 30 October 2017


Last year I went on holiday with my mum and two big sisters. We'd been talking about going on a Tweedie trip for YEARS, but life always seemed to get in the way, until FINALLY the stars aligned, and we managed to find a date/time/place that suited.

A weekend in Copenhagen

We decided to head to Copenhagen, Denmark's super cool capital city, for a weekend of exploring, eating, and instagramming the world's happiest city.


Where to stay in Copenhagen

We stayed in the super-cool luxury hotel Skt. Petri (thanks mum!). They market themselves as a destination of laidback luxury, and it was beautiful, with a stylish (but expensive!) bar, design-led rooms, an amazing courtyard garden (perfect for drinking gin and soaking up the sun after a long day of touristin'), and nice little touches everywhere - check out their Kanye door hangers.

Skt. Petri is right in the heart of Copenhagen, with loads of cafes, bars and shops nearby, so it's really easy to walk everywhere. We were only there for a long weekend so were keen to try and pack as much as possible in, but also wanted time to chill, so it was great being in a location we could easily pop back to.

There was a little issue around check-in (we'd booked with an external provider which had caused an error on their system), and staff were initially pretty unsympathetic - not the best start to the trip! But eventually it was sorted, and our hotel grumpiness was worn away (the very lovely hotel gin definitely helped with this).


What to do in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is such a cool city, packed with beautiful architecture, gorgeous views and amazing tiny indie design shops (I wanted everything), so it was perfect to ramble around in the sunshine.

My family all seem to love boats (me, not so much) so we started out with a canal boat trip - it was freezing, but it was a good way to get our bearings and be mildly terrorised as we sailed under teeny low bridges (which threatened to behead the annoying tourists who refused to listen to our nice guide telling them to sit down!).

Over the weekend we packed in a visit to the National Museum (is it bad that the main thing I remember is how nice the museum cafe was?), a trip to the Royal Stables at Christiansborg Palace (really interesting AND full of beautiful royal horses!), we explored the Round Tower (the oldest functioning observatory in Europe and home to quite a creepy attic!), climbed the Church of Our Saviour's spiral tower (I'm good with heights, but the last 150 steps are on the OUTSIDE of the spire which WOBBLES and it's all a bit much), and had a really fun time at Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world!

We also hired bikes and cycled around town, explored some lovely parks, and read our books in the sunshine. Bliss!


Best restaurants in Copenhagen

One of my sisters can't eat gluten, which meant we had to be a bit picky about where to eat, but luckily Copenhagen is pretty gluten-free friendly!

We had really great salads and almond milk coffee in 42Raw, and then went back to the same street the next day to try out Palaeo, a mega hipster, mega healthy, and (luckily) mega tasty primal gastronomy restaurant.

To balance out all the goodness we'd been consuming, we also managed a trip to Copenhagen's Bastard Cafe - a really fun board game cafe, where we discovered my mum is EXCELLENT at playing Exploding Kittens and was able to swiftly destroy us all, much to our horror. We had cheese nachos (although I don't know how I missed their Big Bastard Toast Of Doom which I obviously would have picked for the name alone).

On our last night we had an amazing meal at Tight, a gorgeous quirky restaurant, housed in an old building with stone walls, wood beams, and cute twinkly ambient lights. Everything they cook is made in house with local in season produce and it was delicious (as was the wine!).

SUCH a fun trip - I feel like we packed in loads, but there is so much more to see (and eat!) and I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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