Category Archives: Denmark

A taste of Denmark

London has a new visitor from Denmark, a coffee shop / all day restaurant called ‘Ole and Steen – “Lagkagehuset” (literally ‘cakeshop’).  That’s Ole Kristoffersen and Steen Skallebaek, with  already 50 outlets back in Denmark.  It all stated in the … Continue reading

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Danish Embassy

The Danish Embassy in Sloane Street is housed in a modern (1977) building which blends cleverly with its traditional ( some residential) neighbours. It  was designed by the famous Danish architect Arne Jacobsen. It is a purpose-built embassy in a strong, … Continue reading

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Queen of Hearts

Queen Alexandra (1844 – 1925) was the much admired wife (married 1863) of Edward VII (1841-1910) , son of Queen Victoria and Albert.  So she is daughter-in-law to Queen Victoria and great great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.  She was very … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Tiger from Sweden

High fashion store ‘Tiger of Sweden‘  was founded 1903 in the Swedish town Uddevalla, by the tailors Markus Schwarmann and Hjalmar Nordströmhas.  ‘Tiger of Sweden’ is now sold across Europe, South Africa and in Canada. Its London fashion store is in Piccadilly. … Continue reading

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A fairy story from Denmark

The fairy stories of Denmark’s  Hans Christian Andersen are part of western culture.    They are loved by children and continue their appeal even as adults. Who doesn’t know ‘The Little Mermaid’ or ‘ The Ugly Duckling’ or ‘The Princess and … Continue reading

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Mixing Danish and British politics

Lars Løkke Rasmussen  has served as Prime Minister of Denmark since June 2015. He was previously Prime Minister from April 2009 to October 2011. He is the leader of the centre-right liberal party.   The UK has a particular interest in Danish … Continue reading

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A Danish Christmas

The Danish YWCA in Hampstead holds an annual Christmas Fair. It’s as good as a visit to Denmark.  See the place on the map along with nice photos here.             Kransekager : Literal translati0n = wreath cakes. … Continue reading

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