Why is it that travel guides always talk about where to eat and where to drink and which galleries to visit (all that coming soon, I promise), yet neglect to mention the best places just to have a casual wander around?
On my recent trip to Copenhagen, in between sipping coffee in cafes and staring into infinity mirrors at Louisiana, I spent a considerable amount of time wandering up and down one street in particular.
Jaegersborggade is packed full of colourful facades, intriguing little stores and some of the best food and drink in the whole of Copenhagen. You don't even need to venture inside any of the premises to get the Jaegersborggade experience. When all of the shops open up, no matter what the weather is like, they bring their wares out onto the pavement to decorate the street and entice you in.
You'll walk past oversized glass bottles and vases filled with seasonal sprigs, picture frames fastened to the brick walls displaying unique prints, pine cones and purses dangling from the door frames, and cacti. Literally, hundreds of cacti and succulents. If you're anything like me, you'll be in cactus heaven. It's just a shame that I had no room in my suitcase for a couple of spiky friends. I'm seriously considering bringing extra baggage to fill up with plants and vases on my next trip.
I could have spent hours trailing my boyfriend up and down and using up several memory cards, but he wasn't as keen on that idea as I was. The whole street is like scrolling through Instagram; photo opportunities are rife. Just try to tear yourself away!
If you're more of a coffee drinker or a porridge guzzler than a window shopper, you've got everything you need down Jaegersborggade. There's a Coffee Collective (seriously good coffee), the iconic porridge bar (Grod), Meyers Bageri (head here for cinnamon buns), and even a Michelin-star restaurant (Relae)! Heck, Mikkeller & Friends is just around the corner; you could spend your entire holiday on and around this road!
All images my own