Working in the wedding industry means that my Summers are usually spent making a living, rather than on a beach somewhere sunny. It doesn’t bother me too much, but a girl still needs a holiday every now and again! We decided to book a short trip to Copenhagen over New Year, basically as it was the cheapest flight on sky scanner. Turns out it is a pretty perfect city, especially for a photographer!

As we went at the end of December it was pretty cold, but I quite like getting wrapped up and having to order hot chocolates purely to keep warm. We had 4 days to explore Denmark’s capital city, and I took lots of photos. Thousands of photos. So many photos that I’m going to write a few blog posts on our trip, as I’m useless at cutting down and choosing the best ones.

The images below are all from our first day. We landed at about 10am, and used the hotel’s very quick, cheap and easy shuttle bus to get to the AC Bella. Although we couldn’t check in so early we were able to store our bags and feeling a little bit lighter we jumped on the metro and headed into the city. By this time brunch was high on the priority list so we made our way down the city’s main shopping street, Strøget, and found Café Norden, where we had the yummiest poached eggs and avocado.

The rest of the day was spent wandering mapless around the city centre, taking in all the pretty colourful buildings. We climbed the impressive Rundetårn – a 17th-century tower with an almost continual spiral ramp all the way to the top. The tiny observatory and the view at the top are definitely worth the climb! We also spent some time in Kongens Have, which is home to Rosenborg Castle, before heading back to the hotel. Having been up since 4am for an early flight, plus jumping forward an hour, an early night was much needed!

Best Bit : The endless streets of colourful buildings – Landemærket was one of my favourite streets.
Food : Brunch at Café Norden plus some tasty waffle sticks from a street stall.
Top Tip : Don’t pay for expensive roaming charges, free WiFi is available at almost every shop/cafe.
Favourite Shop : You could spend a whole trip just shopping, but Hay, a design shop above Café Norden, is worth a look.

The next day just happened to be my birthday, so stay tuned for Part Two to see how I celebrated Copenhagen style…