IMG_0506IMG_0505We’ve had a good day’s sightseeing in Copenhagen today.  Getting in to the city was straightforward – we cycled down to the main road and left the bikes in the racks at the bus stop and then caught the 350S bus – about 30 minutes in all.  Armed with the Pocket Rough Guide to Copenhagen, we strolled around pretty IMG_0512IMG_0501much all day and saw a lot of the main sights – Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid, Nyhaven harbour, the Amalienborg royal palace, the Citadel, The Radhus and The Latin Quarter plus lots of other grand buildings including Folketing (the Danish Parliament – you know, where Birgitte works in Borgen!)

As in all cities, there’s a lot of construction going on – new metro stations seem to take forever to build and make the place look really messy – cranes, diggers, scaffolding, big holes in the ground, paths closed.  We saw a fair bit of all that today.

The names of places are weird and wonderful – we arrived at the city’s grandest square (well it will be again in 2017)  called Kongens Nytorv (King’s New Square) and strolled through the main shopping area (Stroget) and saw a Renaissance palace, The Rosenburg Slot.

IMG_1666We didn’t go into many shops, but the ones we did were like little art galleries – George Jensen, Royal Copenhagen, the department store Illums and of course the flagship Lego store.

For lunch we bought four different ‘smorrebrod’ – little open sandwiches on rye bread with delicious complicated toppings.  They were yummy.

IMG_0508The day’s other highlight was the teenage girl frenzy around Hotel D’Angleterre where One Direction were staying prior to a concert tonight.