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A day of shopping in Copenhagen is brilliant but can be a spectator sport for those without large amounts of money to spend. Strøget is the longest pedestrian mall in the world, comprising five streets and two miles (3.2km) of retail heaven.

Copenhagen's main stores can be found along here, as well as cafes for weary shoppers to stop and refuel. At the top end of Strøget, shoppers with a penchant for designer labels can splurge at Prada, Chanel and Versace, while Magasin du Nord, Scandinavia's largest department store, is also found in this area.

Nørrebro Flea Market on Nørrebrogade and the market on Israels Plads are the biggest and oldest flea markets in Copenhagen. They run from April to October and stock a vast variety of items, from souvenirs and antiques to ramshackle trinkets.

Lego can be scooped up cheaply, while Scandinavian Crystal and Royal Copenhagen porcelain are not to be forgotten. Shops in Copenhagen are mostly open from 9.30am to 5pm from Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 4pm on Saturdays.

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