50 Of The Best Classes In London

You don't have to go back to school to learn something new, London is chockablock full of classes and lessons, from how to smoke a cigar through to improving your wine knowledge. Whether you're into arts and crafts or looking to get physical, these classes in London are not just fun, they will also send you home with a shiny new skill. 

Last updated on 7th November 2019

Merchant House

75 user reviews 5

Discounts available on certain events

When it comes to masterclasses, Merchant House it a top choice, whether it's whiskey, gin or rum that whet your appetite. Sip on cocktails, soak up samples and learn all about the history.

@ The Hive on Wed, 4th Dec 2019 @ 18:30 - 22:00

Head down to gorgeous Bethnal Green-based cafe, The Hive for an evening of crafting, followed by delicious pizza courtesy of Flat Earth Pizza. You'll be joined by a talented artist from Hackney Arts, who will be on hand to give tips and tricks for creating a gorgeous wreath in a sustainable and plastic-free way. 

@ Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club on Monday 25th November 2019 and 5 other dates

One of the best classes in London, this cool and quirky life drawing event swaps your standard model for one of the city's cabaret and burlesque performers. Grab a couple of drinks from the bar and get those creative juices flowing at this fun London art event.

Scott's Apothecary

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Founded by nutritional practitioner and chef, Anna Scott, this unique venue hosts classes and workshops on how to create your very own candles, perfume and beauty products. Using all-natural ingredients you'll be taught the skills needed to blend botanical oils and create a scent that is completely personal to you. 

@ Pasta Remoli Ealing Broadway Branch on Various dates from Saturday 23rd November 2019

From tagliatelle to gnocchi, Londoners are going crazy for pasta and this cookery class is the next step. Learn how to create your favourite dishes from scratch and top things off with a graduation dinner at Ealing's outpost of Pasta Remoli.

@ London Bridge Ceramics Studio on Various dates from Tuesday 19th November 2019

Perfect for novices, learn how to create pottery using a pottery wheel at this intimate two to one session, where you'll learn how to create pottery using special techniques, compete with each other, and have a fun time along the way.

Head to Covent Garden this spring and you'll find La Goccia's authentic past making workshops. Teaching you all you need to know about dough recipes, pasta shapes and simple sauces, it's the perfect introduction into cooking the finest Italian dishes. 

@ Wine Vault and Bar on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 and 2 other dates

Located just minutes from Columbia Road, this fun wine tasting will have you nosing, tasting and learning all about wines and what to pair them with. Chow down on cheese and chocolate as you pair them with wuality vino in the heart of east London.

@ The Bull on Wed, 11th Dec 2019 @ 19:00 - 22:00

The perfect pre-Christmas treat, this masterclass will teach you the craft and expertise involved in breaking down a side of beef, before explaining the different cuts of steak and which wine pairs best with each. Tickets will also include a sumptuous meaty three-course meal as well as three glasses of wine. 

The Exhibit

141 user reviews 4

The Exhibit host all kinds of classes for you to enjoy, whether you're into life drawing and becoming an artist, wanting to learn a new decorating skill, or even informative talks from podcasters and other social influencers. 

Ever wondered how to perfect the art of dim sum? Luckily for you, dumpling and cocktail haven Ping Pong are hosting crash courses complete with cocktails and a free meal, giving you the chance to wow all your mates at your next dinner party. 

Drink Shop Do

50 user reviews 4

Ever wanted to learn the moves for Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You, or stitch your very own handmade gift? Then head over to Drink Shop & Do immediately as the King's Cross party bar put on some of the quirkiest nights in London - perfect for birthdays and hen parties. 

Keen on the bean? Then this masterclass has got your name written all over it. Learn the ins and outs of your favourite caffeinated beverage from how to make the perfect home brew to creating your own latte art.

  Taco Masterclass

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@ temper Covent Garden on Saturday 23rd November and Saturday 25th January 2020

Looking for a cooking class in London? Head to Covent Garden where Neil Rankin's temper is on hand to show you the ropes with a masterclass dedicated to the humble taco. Think mezcal cocktails, cheeseburger tacos and much more.

@ Leicester Square Kitchen on Saturday 23rd November 2019 and 2 other dates

Ever wondered how to whip up the perfect Margarita? Well these classes at Leicester Square Kitchen will have you knocking them out with ease. Head on down to the bar and restaurant to play around with South American creations, sample canapes and signature mixes, and finish off with a celebratory dinner.

@ HALF HITCH Micro-Distillery on Various dates from Monday 18th November 2019

One of the best drinks classes in London, this cool and creative gin course at the Half Hitch micro-distillery will teach you the basics of distilling your favourite spirit using their ultra-modern still. Bring your own botanicals or ingredients for the chance to distil your very own gin.

@ Andaz Studio @ Andaz London on Mon, 9th Dec 2019 @ 18:00 - 21:00

Luxury East London hotel The Andaz is hosting an evening of sustainable Christmas crafting, complete with festive tipples and zero-waste canapes. Tickets for this evening event are free, and include access to several workshops; from creating a reusable wreath with boutique florist Rebel Rebel, to concocting bath bombs and sweet treats - the perfect handmade gifts for your loved ones. 

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Neon Naked Life Drawing

22 user reviews 4

Get down to one of the London locations, for a quirky class in life drawing like you've never seen before. By combining an industrial UV light and reactive body paints, you can explore creative drawing in a brand new way.

@ temper Soho on Every 1st Wednesday of the month

Whether you're a fan of Neil Rankin of just have a thing for mouthwatering meat, this masterclass is for you. Master the art of butchery with demonstrations from the experts at Temper. There's even free-flowing prosecco and a 3-course feast to butter you up.

A unique fusion of art and music, Paint Jam sessions are the perfect space for you to express your inner-Picasso. Complete with a prosecco reception, all the required art materials, a protective T-shirt and a carefully curated playlist - this place promises a night out like no other. 

@ Half Moon on Every Wednesday

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Spend an evening learning about the positive effects and power of natural oils on our health and how they can be used to help us create good wellness habits. Over the session an expert will teach you how to use various oils for self-care, to gain a good night's sleep, reducing toxic load and for proactive medical care.

PAUL Bakery

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PAUL Bakery are offering a number of masterclasses to learn how to make your very own artisan bread at their Covent Garden and Bankside spots. With a Tiptree World Bread Award under their belts, spend a session mixing, kneading and proving your own dough, knowing you're in expert hands.

House Of Burlesque

276 user reviews 5

Whether you're a budding burlesque performer or fancy learning something a little different, join the acclaimed House Of Burlesque as they let you in on all their tips and tricks; from fan dance to floorwork and even costume design workshops.

Head over to the Gunnersbury Park museum for this unique life drawing class. Using neon pastels you'll be recreating the UV-painted model before at this fun and quirky take on the classic art class. Open to all levels, you'll be able to walk away with something truly special at the end of the session.

HIX Events

47 user reviews 5

Hix Events have all sorts of classes for you to enjoy, whether it's joining Mark Hix for a delicious dinner that he demonstrates how to make in front of you, or masterclasses where the chef will impart his knowledge.