By Briggy Anderson

We’re not just experts in travel marketing and tourism PR – we’re seasoned travellers. We love to explore and along the way, we’ve picked up holiday hacks to share.

We can talk you round London, New York, Paris or Toronto like a local … and we will.

But we’re not just about the well-trod tourist track. Take Copenhagen, for example. It isn’t all about Hans Christian Andersen and the Little Mermaid – think brilliant bars, super shopping and delicious dining.

Briggy Anderson (no relation) has the inside scoop …

First thing’s fished

You’ll be looking for somewhere relaxed for that first night's meal. I’d suggest heading to the Meat Packing District for a fine fish supper.

We walked into Kødbyens Fiskebar, (Flæsketorvet 1001711 København  +45 3215 5656) without a booking and landed on our feet. Lots of cool looking people, drinking, eating and chatting. Suited and booted or keeping it casual, it didn’t matter.

The building is an old fish market and there are a few fish tanks in the walls to remind you. Rough, edgy but uber-cool. Totally recommend it. We went traditional and had fish and chips.

In the mix

Gilt is a hidden speak easy cocktail bar for those in the know. Like most cool places in Copenhagen it’s not cheap but the drinks are good and it has a great atmosphere.

Café culture

You’ll be looking to kick-start your first morning with a caffeine hit. There are loads of amazing coffee shops to try but this caffeine junkie’s favourite tipple was from Coffee Collective.

Plastic fantastic

This is the important bit: get yourself to the tourist information centre to buy a Copenhagen Card. It’s 74 euros for an adult and 38 euros for a child (prices March 2018) ­– and worth every cent. That gives you 48 hours of free entry into many museums and attractions and free travel.

The art of the matter

There’s more to Danish design than Lego and biscuit tins. It’s a cool, contemporary place with a great art heritage. Check out what the nation has to offer at the Danish Design Museum. Free entry with the Copenhagen Card.


The Queen's Guard doesn’t have a monopoly on the changing of the Guard, despite what Christopher Robin might think. Check out the Danish version at Amalienborg Palace, home to the royal family headed by Margrethe II. Wonderful to see. Make sure you plan your route there though as the guards are out at noon.

Crowning glory

If you’re still in a regal frame of mind, head to Rosenberg Castle. You can see so many amazing historical pieces. They have a wonderful collection of furniture as well as pottery so opulent it will make your eyes water. And of course there’s the crown jewels along with lots of other amazing jewellery.

Shoppers’ paradise

Whilst the Christmas markets are cool and fun to look around, if you want to do some serious shopping and damage your bank balance head to the Stroget. Europe’s longest shopping street. So many wonderful shops. It looked super pretty as night fell in.

Streets ahead

All that walking – and shopping – will work up an appetite. Copenhagen Street Food is a must. It’s an area by the river where you will find a rough and ready warehouse containing all manner of amazing street food stalls. Dig into an Egg Wrap from Brass. It’s a wrap made entirely from egg filled with pulled pork. So tasty.

Probably the best bar in the world …

We headed to Warpigs three times in one weekend. That good. It’s the mecca of craft beer. As a non-beer drinker I was stuck until I took the plunge and tried my very first dark craft stout. I sampled a few and decided on a coffee-flavoured number which also happened to be a whopping 20%. I haven’t looked back since.

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