Shopping in Copenhagen
Check out Kompanistrædet simply called Strædet (parallell to Strøget) Here you’ll find the colourful Grønlykke for home accessories across the street you’ll fine Stilleben shop, it’s small but got so much cool fresh design to offer. Example lovely and fun ceramics. It’s definitely the place to go. On the corner of Strædet and Badestuestrædet you’ll find Helbak for lovely porcelain crockery and jewellery .
Further down the street towards Rådhuspladsen you’ll find the basement shop Liebe. Run by Susan Liebe that has her workshop upstairs you’ll find some porcelain with attitude, also possible to get a custom made door sign for your house or perhaps as a wedding present. She also have some cool second hand toys and children’s clothing. Also check out Créme de la créme á la Edgar, voted the best children’s clothing store in Copenhagen.
If you’re in the need of a breather after shopping in Strædet you should check out the Moroccan inspired Thé a la menthé in Rådhusgade).
Studiestrædet and the close by Larsbjørnsstrædet is also worth checking out. It has loads of small shops with all kinds of clothing. For example check out Femme Fatale for cool colourful underskirts and other burlesk wear and Wasteland for second hand clothing in Studiestrædet. Chill out with a smoothie in Living room ( Moroccan theme again) on the corner of Studiestrædet and Larsbjørnstrædet.
On Larsbjørnsstrædet get some really colourful clothing in True Colors and some cool colourful stuff for your home (and owl earrings – yeah) at Butik Nøk. And remember that if you’re in the mood for a cocktail and your friend is in the mood for soup there is just one place to go – the organic soup and cocktail bar just around the corner – Soupanatural i Skt. Peders strædet.
Other gems worth checking out around this area would be Superlove for clothing and home accessories (including Ferm living pillows) in Nørregade (just 5 min. walk from Studiestrædet) and Plint for colourful home accessories (multicoloured dish cloths anyone?) and kids stuff in Købmagergade.
Or perhaps go for a longer walk towards Nørrebro and find some true favourites of mine: Manduro and Urban living in Fredriksborggade. Perhaps you’re in the need of a really good cup coffee, then just pop into Riccos just next door to Urban Living.
But Copenhagen isn’t all about shopping (or is it??) There is many places just worth hanging out, having a coffee or just simply watch the water ways.
Copenhagen is also a good place to go out – although I prefer staying in my area I do have so favourites in the town centre too. Check out Gråbrødre torv and perhaps go for a burger in an old converted tram carriage? Sporvejen makes good classic burgers and it’s cosy inside.
Barbarellah (just a few minutes walk from Nørreport) is a fabulous cocktail bar / restaurant with their own cocktail inventions! Try the Ginger Bitch or the Rasberry Mai tai. PS! They even have Duff beer!
On the other side of the town centre area – next to the channel that goes past the national gallery and other old grand buildings you find Ruby, a posh cocktail bar hidden in an old apartment – with table service and all – a true gem.
For good cafés and more good drinking places check out my guide to other parts of Copenhagen!
See my photoes from Christiania and tips of places to among other things eat the famous open Danish sandwiches here