Vesterbro is located five minutes from the city centre by bike. The area is popular with young people, and is laid back with plenty of cultural life. Here you will find second-hand shops, designer labels and underground bands. The area is very attractive to live in, so prices can be very high.
Carlsberg City District is a small area in Vesterbro. The area is named after the Carlsberg brewery, which was based here from 1847 - 2008. Over the next 15-20 years, the Carlsberg grounds will be transformed into a new neighbourhood. In the meantime many cultural institutions including dance theatres, a concert venue and art galleries have moved in, and the public space, which also includes romantic gardens, is often the venue for cultural events and street parties.
As a residential neighbourhood, Sydhavn is a recent development. Here new, contemporary buildings in steel and glass rub shoulders with cosy old wooden fishing huts. The old part consists primarily of small rented apartments and the new part of owner-occupied apartments set directly on the waterfront in Sluseholmen and Teglholmen. There are also allotments and houseboats to be found in the area.