The Destination: SP34, Latin Quarter, Copenhagen
This little city can be quiet in the winter months but by April Danes emerge from inside and the cobbled streets start to buzz with friends wrapped in cosy blankets sipping flat whites in the sunshine. And at hip hotel SP34 the polished concrete, lofty ceilings, brass lamps and bicycle-clad walls define the city's cool aesthetic. There's a little library stacked with books on Nordic food and architecture and Happy Hour means a free glass of wine. If you can get a table at new Noma pop-up 108 take it, if not, a couple of the restaurant's alumnae are serving up truffle-stuffed sheeps' eye balls at Bror a few doors down from the hotel. In the morning go to Lille Bror (little brother) around the corner for excellent coffee (you won't find a bad cup in the city) and Danish buns the size of your head.
Rooms from £140, brochner-hotels.dk/our-hotels/sp34/
Words by Tabitha Joyce. The Iris Letter April 2016.