Copenhagen is the epitome of Nordic chic; a city of constant visual pleasure, where an everyday walk provides a sense of quiet wonder. This compact, easy-to-navigate city is effortlessly stylish in an understated, clean edged way. This capital of hygge* is also one of the world’s most liveable cities with eco-design around every corner and welcoming and courteous citizens who are the epitome of Scandi cool.
With more Michelin starred restaurants than any other Scandinavian capital, Copenhagen also provides a wide range of exciting new eateries plating produce from local greenhouses, gardens and farms. Filled with art and culture, stunning modernist architecture, beautifully preserved historic quarters and fine dining, Copenhagen is a delight to explore over a weekend.
* In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. Hygge's natural home is the cosy depths of winter. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Cosying up with a loved one for a movie is hygge. And there's nothing more hygge than sitting around with friends and family, discussing the big and small things in life. Hygge didn't originate in the Danish language but in old Norwegian, where it meant something like "well-being." It first appeared in Danish writing around the end of the 18th Century and the Danes have embraced it ever since. Hygge can be applied anywhere, and Danes allocate it generously to everything commonplace; which might be the reason why they are one of the happiest nations in the world.
Natasha McEnroe is the Keeper of Medicine at the Science Museum in South Kensington, London. Her previous post was Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum, and prior to this was Museum Manager of the Grant Museum of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy and Curator of the Galton Collection at University College London. From 1997 – 2007, she was Curator of Dr Johnson’s House in London’s Fleet Street, and has also worked for the National Trust and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Natasha was co-editor of The Hospital in the Oatfield – The Art of Nursing in the First World War (2014); The Tyranny of Treatment: Samuel Johnson, His Friends and Georgian Medicine (2003); and editor of Medicine: An Imperfect Science(2019) and co-editor of The Medicine Cabinet(2019). Her research interests focus on 18th and 19th-century medical humanities. Natasha is a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Barbers.
The cost of the tour is £884 per person sharing.