Guide / Copenhagen
”It squeezes all the advantages of a capital city into somewhere small, cosy and friendly”
On hidden gems in his adoptive city Copenhagen
18 Dec 2020

With a background in psychology and a sideways move into menswear design, Englishman Graham Addinall is now the Fashion Director at Copenhagen-based Dossier Magazine. He moved to Copenhagen from England 15 years ago, and has taken his adoptive city to heart ever since — and has bought a great kitchen table.

My favourite thing that makes me proud of this city:
That it squeezes all the advantages of a capital city into somewhere small, cosy and friendly.  And the food scene is awesome.

My favourite weekend routine: 
Saturday morning is toast and marmalade in the kitchen, having time to listen to my ‘Discover Weekly’ on Spotify, not getting dressed until 11.00. Then keeping local to Vesterbro for shopping, eating, drinking and meeting up with friends. At the other end of the weekend – a pre-dinner gin and tonic on Sunday evening and a catch up on English soap operas.

My favourite cultural spot:
Louisiana Museum of Art. An obvious but inescapable choice.


My favourite place for dining out:
Impossible to say just one and it changes all the time but you can’t beat Spaghetteria, Kødbyens Fiskebaren and Italo Disco. Then Frank when I’m feeling a bit fancy.

My favourite place for a creative or business meeting:
My kitchen table.  Or Louise Roe Gallery if I want to be more sociable.

My favourite breakfast place:
My kitchen table is getting too much attention here so I’ll say pastries outside Brød in Enghave Plads.

My favourite city escape:

Kødbyens Fiskebaren

My favourite local entrepreneur or creative:
The 11o book and magazine store in Tullingsgade.

My favourite hotel for a staycation: 
Hotel Sanders.

My favourite route for a run or walk:
I only run if I have a bus to catch (which is never).  For a walk during summer though, you can’t do better than a circuit of the harbour taking in Islands Brygge, Christianshavn and back along Kalvebod Brygge.

My favourite place for fashion: 
Rue de Tokyo and Acne.

My favourite space for great design:


My favourite local media: 
Dossier, of course!

My favourite thing at home:
My hubby, my book collection and that kitchen table…