Valby is a neighbourhood in South West Copenhagen and one of ten official districts of the Danish capital. It is a bit off the beaten tracks for tourists but becoming increasingly popular for residents. In fact Valby has everything to be a functioning city of its own: a charming and lively historic center with restaurants and cafés, a busy train station, a newly-built shopping center, industrial areas, high-rise housing blocks, more suburban areas with single-family houses (including gardens and greenhouses, such as the one we meet WhoMadeWho in), access to the sea and Copenhagen’s biggest park. With the redevelopment of the nearby site of the “Carlsberg brewery“, that lies between Valby and the more central Vesterbro, Valby might become more connected to Copenhagen’s center, both physically and mentally. But even now the neighbourhood in all its diversity is well worth a little detour from the routes travel guides suggest!