I wouldn’t usually add a shopping spot to my must-dos, but HAY is a real favourite. The building looks over the main square and fountain of the town, and is three stories up, three stories big, and full of the BEST of Danish design homewares and furniture. You can spend your life savings on their furniture, or settle for some very affordable and sweet stationery and kitchen gifty-things. Obviously I did both.
Beau Marche Cafe a Vins
My dream shop - a collection of vintage French furniture and new designer chairs and side tables and dreamy pieces of art. It’s a rambling and very crowded with stuff in an overwhelmingly good way. There’s a cafe in the back where you can buy booze and really, why wouldn’t you?
It’s best to get a tourist ticket at the airport when you land – this allows you to use the trains (even as far as Helsingor), the Metro system, and the bus. All are useful, depending on where you are staying and going. There is a one, two and three day pass at the red ticketing booths as you exit the arrivals hall at the airport (they’re super easy to use, and there are staff there if you have questions). I believe there is an app for CPH transport, but I found Google Maps easiest to use.
If you can though, the best thing to do is to BIKE! There are a bunch of bike hire places all around town, and you can hire them for a day or two or longer. It’s a very small and flat city so super pleasant to ride around; nothing is too far and you won’t break a sweat. And there are two-lane bike paths on each side of the road. The Danes are professionals - my best advice is to watch them for a bit and see how it works (ie, raising your right hand when you stop, staying in the right lane if you’re slower, how to indicate, etc), then get on and take in the town. It could not be easier or more lovely.