The area around Hovedvagtsgade has always been one of my favourite parts of Copenhagen.
Tucked in between Kongens Nytorv and Strøget (the long pedestrian street), this area is serene, pretty and quiet. The crowds prefer Strøget and Nyhavn, the picturesque drinking and dining area by the canal, so this small triangle of streets with stylish shops and restaurants is relatively calm for such a central location.
Here you will find Stella McCartney, Shamballa Jewels and (in my view) the nicest furniture store in Copenhagen, Rue Verte, and behind the glossy shopfront, the tiny pedestrian street of Pistolstræde with it’s cobbled dining areas, vintage shops and tranquil atmosphere.
There are also a number of excellent bars and restaurants, including Cafe Victor, which ranks somewhere between cliche and legend and reminds me a little of Brinkley’s in Chelsea with its brasserie menu and round-the-clock jolly clientele.
A more recent addition is Fishmarket in Hovedvagtsgade, a stylish cafe with outdoor tables, great atmosphere and a lovely, traditional menu dressed for 2018.