January 5, 2023

One of the first steps I like to take when we’re planning a trip, is to pick up one of these Wallpaper* City Guides.

They have a simple map — on a neat gatefold cover — that breaks the city down into its constituent parts, for a useful overview.

The rest of the book is divided up into a few sections, helpful for guiding research and making plans for each stage of a visit:

LANDMARKS; HOTELS; 24 HOURS; URBAN LIFE; ART/DESIGN; ARCHITOUR1; SHOPPING; SPORTS; ESCAPES

We’ve never followed the ‘24 HOURS’ section to the letter, but it has proven invaluable in finding spots like this (fairly well-hidden) porridge bar, which absolutely made our final morning in Copenhagen.


Right now, we’re in the early stages of planning a trip for this autumn. If you do a little detective work, you can probably figure out the destination!


  1. a guide to the city’s iconic buildings, both well and less-well known  ↩︎