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TLC celebrates the best of winter with Hygge On The Thames

There's a good chance you've heard the term "hygge" (pronounced hue-gah) either in conversation or in the media over the past year or two.

If you're unfamiliar with the concept, it's a Nordic term which defines a mental state of cosyness, conviviality and togetherness in the heart of winter.

We felt this winter could do with a bit more of the spirit of hygge, and set out to bring the concept on board Thames Luxury Charters. So, on the evening of Thursday 2 February, over 100 guests joined us on board the Erasmus and Hygge On The Thames set sail.

A candlelit path led the way to the Erasmus and once on board our mission to ease away any stresses of the day our guests may have been feeling began, which with the help of some irresistible cocktails especially created by our on-board cocktail specialists, was soon achieved.

hygge on the thames cocktails

Fine Champagnes from the Canard Duchene Champagne house were poured freely throughout the evening from the Champagne bar and soon our guests were feeling very much at home.

hygge on the thames champagne

Festooned with lights and glowing lanterns, her interior cocooned in fur with animated roaring log fires on iPad screens, the hygge ambiance on board Erasmus was complete!

hygge on the thames people

The ultimate comfort of our guests always at the forefront of our minds; fur coats and woolly hats were there for all to wrap up warm on the outer decks and to ensure the chill of a winter's evening on the Thames did not spoil the enjoyment of the passing London backdrop as the Erasmus glided through on our very own, unique highway through central London that is the River Thames.

 hygge on the thames blankets

Our award-winning caterer foodbydish debuted their new-for-2017 hygge menu, inspired by traditional Scandinavian cuisine and flavours. Among the treats served on the night were smoked venison with lingonberry, cod fricassee with a shellfish sauce and meatballs with lingonberry jam.

hygge on the thames food

The waffle station also proved hugely popular, as did our very special hot chocolate, served with a flourish of Danish whisky to keep away the winter chill!

hygge on the thames waffle station

As guests made the most of the feeling of conviviality, our resident DJ entertained with a thoughtfully selected playlist to match the mood, guests challenged one another to a friendly game of foosball or air hockey, and of course couldn't resist capturing the moment with the interactive mirror photobooth, complete with winter props which had been provided courtesy of Chilled Events.

hygge on the thames air hockey

hygge on the thames photobooth

The evening flew by, and a superb night was had by all at a unique event never seen before on the Thames - but it won't be the last. 

If you're interested in having an experience like this at your next corporate event or personal celebration, our hygge concept is now readily available. Simply mention it in your enquiry to our experienced and friendly Events Management Team; either tap the enquiry button on the website or call us on 0207 357 7751 to get your journey with us underway.

It's wonderful on water - even in winter! We look forward to welcoming you on board.

Click here to find out more about the Erasmus