This cosy grid of shopping streets lies immediately to the north of Strøget. Its shops are younger and more ‘alternative’ than the main drag, with clothing stores, secondhand CD shops, cafes, bars and bagel shops. A century or so ago this was a rather unsavoury part of town, full of brothels and bodegas (pubs), but these days it is a bustling network of streets (Studiestræde, Larsbjørnstræde and Vestergade are the main ones), popular with students and creative types from the advertising and design studios nearby.