Years of watching those BBC Four dramas set in the Danish capital left me curious to visit Copenhagen. Is it really that stylish and cool? Or would it just be grey and cold? My friends and I decided to find out. We booked into this lovely Airbnb apartment in Hellerup, a short way out of central Copenhagen, for a few nights back in October.
Turns out, we loved Copenhagen.
From the great big granite municipal buildings to the twinkly ornate fairy tale houses by the water.
From the selfie sticks and tourist throngs at the little mermaid statue to the nailbiting rollercoaster ride and 10,000 pumpkins of Tivoli Gardens.
From the style and intrigue of the Danish Design Museum to the jumbled treasures of the flea market.
From fragile slices of chocolate melting on rye toast to poppyseed pastries and strong coffee.
What a city!