A Long Weekend in Copenhagen

For a nation that spends almost half the year in darkness, the Danish know how to bring the heat on a night out. From delicious (and totally unique) local dishes to cheap dive bars and high-end clubs, in terms of hospitality, few countries do it better, and nowhere is this more accurate than the capital of Copenhagen. You have the ideal weekend break when you combine this with brilliant natural landscapes, intriguing architectural gems, and enough cultural spaces to make even the most hungover person feel cultivated. If you’re headed to the Danish capital and want to know how to make the most of your limited time, then read ahead for our guide to a long weekend in Copenhagen.


Copenhagen is full of beautiful buildings, but even so, Hotel D’Angleterre, where you’re staying for two nights, stands out for its architectural splendour. Although it was built in the 18th century, the rooms have all the modern comforts you want from a hotel, and a part of you almost wishes you were in a less interesting city so you would have time to really make the most of your lodgings. However, you’re in a spot bursting with cultural gems, natural beauty, and some of Europe’s best nightlife, so out you go.

You leave the hotel and stroll West for around twenty minutes, walking past canals, Christiansborg Palace, and several other famous attractions. However, you skip these wonders for now as your destination is Tivoli Gardens. This 19th-century amusement park is home to a famous wooden roller coaster, beautiful walking paths, and plenty of other live entertainment.

You spend the morning reliving your childhood in the best possible way, and soon it’s lunchtime. While there are some great dining options within Tivoli, you have something special to look forward to: a lunch at Geranium, one of the best restaurants in a city known for its culinary culture.

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The lunch-tasting menu at this 8th-floor eatery is a revelation, whirling you through multiple dreamlike, impressively delivered courses while you enjoy the panoramic views of Fælledparken.

As spectacular as that sight is, it has nothing on your dinner spot because you’ve managed to snap up a seat at the world-famous noma. Consistently rated as the best restaurant in the world by various culinary magazines and institutions, it’s due to shut its doors in 2024, so the reservation is extra special. The food here is beyond description, both in terms of its flavours and general complexity, but one thing is for sure: this isn’t just a highlight of your trip but possibly the best dining experience of your life.

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While enjoying dinner at this iconic spot would be the highlight of most days, you still have more fun to come because you’ve used our nightlife concierge service to book a VIP spot at one of the city’s most exclusive venues: Hive. The nightclub has been providing the best parties for the coolest people in the city for over a decade now, and your night here lives up to its reputation and more, delivering on everything you could want in a night out. After hours of drinking and dancing, you head back to the hotel, ready to catch some sleep in preparation for another big day ahead.

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Breakfast is quick, easy, and tasty at the hotel, and before you know it, you’re on your way to check out the Little Mermaid statue. Although it’s small, the monument to one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most iconic characters is well worth taking the time to see.

While yesterday you spent your day checking out Copenhagen’s classic tourist attractions, now you decide to spend the rest of this morning wandering through the Freetown of Christiania. Although it was once known as a place to buy drugs, the former military barracks turned commune is now jam-packed with cool little galleries, great cafes and bars, and wonderful walking paths.

It’s been a busy morning, so lunch is much appreciated, even more so once you remember that you managed to get a reservation at a/o/c. Located in a grand old mansion, the creativity and playfulness of their seven or 10-course tasting menus make it easy to see why this establishment is so highly rated.

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Today is a day for nature, so you visit the Botanical Garden and take in the vibrant flora before spending the rest of your afternoon exploring the majesty of Rosenborg Castle. As you leave the opulent splendour of the castle’s interior, you almost feel like royalty, a sensation maintained as you make your way to your table at Kadeau for dinner. Chic, refined, and full of invention, this Nordic spot will reshape the way you see food, especially if you take on the huge tasting menu.

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Tonight, you’re partying at Dorsia. Inspired by everything excess, every experience here is top class, especially because you utilised our nightlife concierge service to ensure you have a prime table and the true VIP experience. You flitter between the dance floor and your high-end bottles in your private section, and before you know it, a night that’s been full of fun is at an end. You jump in a taxi and take in the streetlights shimmering in the city’s waters that you pass on the way back to your room, wishing you could stay here for longer.

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You can’t visit Copenhagen without checking out the colourful waterfront of Nyhavn, where the bright buildings form a beautiful mosaic that’s ideal for budding photographers to capture. You meander around the area before heading to Schønnemann, home to one of the best traditional Danish lunches in all of the city. It’s fitting that you’re ending your trip here because you’ve managed to explore both this wonderful city’s glorious, rich history and get a glimpse into its fun-loving modern character, something the restaurant blends too.

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