The Sustainable City Guide to Copenhagen
Often coined the ‘Happy Capital’, this Scandi Cool city has a ton to offer, from chic architecture and versatile cuisine to enviable street style. It’s also praised as being climate friendly, and ahead of the game with an apparel industry that considers the planet and the population. If you fancy a green getaway and need some inspiration as to what to wear and where to go, this guide’s for you…
Morning - Brunch at Atelier September
Famous for its traditional poppy seed rolls and plentiful plant-based dishes (avocado on rye being the most popular choice), the centrally based coffee haven is a must for artisinal brunch lovers. It is also situated right next door to Studio X Viaduct, a design studio selling handcrafted minimalist furnishings, so swing by afterwards for some one-of-a-kind finds.
Afternoon: Visit the Design Museum
Immerse yourself in Scandinavian design culture by paying a visit to the Design Museum, our favourite innovation spot for everything from transport, to furniture, to fashion. Follow this with a trip to the 400 year old Rosenborg Castle for some picturesque views. If you’re peckish later on we recommend an afternoon snack at Acacia…in particular their vegan snickers bar (we also advise keeping one in your hotel room fridge for a late night snack!)
Evening: Dinner at Väkst
Housed inside a stunning three-storey building decked out with reclaimed furniture, Väkst is a green gastronomical destination offering traditional Nordic cuisine as well as history and charm. Choose from a range of locally sourced dishes like grilled celeriac and oyster mushrooms. The restaurant is also committed to producing as little waste as possible, ranking it high up on our list of eco eateries. There’s even an indoor greenhouse…the fruit and veg doesn’t get more home-grown than this!
Night: Cocktails At The Apollo
No European city break would be complete without at least one evening of cocktails on a well-lit patio, or inside a vibrant bar, depending on the weather. For this, we recommend The Apollo. Modern and minimal with plenty of creative flair; this space is filled with colourful furniture inherited from the art school it sits beside, as well as elegant plaster-cast statues – a nod to the rich history of the surrounding area, Kunsthal Charlottenborg.