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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn all about the craft the goes into making your favourite sweet treats with the help of a master chocolatier at this private workshop. The perfect activity for a birthday party or hen do, bring a long a group of firends and leave laden with delicious bars and truffles, perfect for sharing (...or not).
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.
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 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.
Boasting charm, charm and luxuriousness without the pretention, join the May Fair Bar's talented mixologists as they teach you how to shake up one of their many fantastic cocktails, all while enjoying a selection of canapes.
Are you ready to unleash your inner witch or wizard? Check out these fun, quirky workshops near Oxford Circus at The School of Wandcraft where you'll be able to construct your own wand with a 3D pen and customise it to suit your style, perfect for all you Potterheads out there.
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.
Learn more about the world of Japanese whiskies at this fun and informative London cocktail class. Whether you're looking to whip up some cocktails or sample some great Japanese whisky, it's the perfect way to spend an evening.
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.
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.
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.
Head over to the gorgeous La Goccia where they'll be showing you the secrets of their drinks list with this interactive cocktail class. You'll be given a brief history of mixology before you jump into the process of shaking up three delicious drinks off their menu.
Head over to Pimlico for a unique life drawing class at the gorgeous No.11 Pimlico Road. Join your teacher, artist Lily Holder, for a fun and creative session that focuses on experimentation and artistic freedom, and provides music and drinks throughout.
Learn how to create your very own bespoke jewellery with a crash course courtesy of ZM Jewellery's founder Zoe Morton. You will learn the unique skill of wax carving and incorporate other unique materials to create a pretty pendant, a perfect Christmas gift for a loved one (or yourself).
Not only can you come to this Hackney restaurant for classy cocktails and Neapolitan-style pizzas, you can learn to make these wood-fire cooked delights yourself at their classes.
Soak up G&Ts, learn about the history of gin and bottle your very own blends as Albion & East's bars invite you to venture deep into the world of botany. Not only will you taste tonics and blend botanicals, but you'll also get to create your own bespoke gins to bring home.
Learn how to make bespoke cocktail creations at The Montague, where you'll utilise herbs, fruits and exotic flavours under the guide of expert mixologists. The two-hour sessions at the Garden Terrace perfectly ties into the pretty surroundings, perfect for date nights and birthdays.
Get an education on all things whisky from some of city's best connoisseurs. Merchant House will be opening their doors to their enormous whisky collection to guide you through 5 handpicked creations, unveiling the secrets of each as you go.
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.
Looking to pick up a new skill? These sushi-making classes in Fulham Broadway will have you whipping up maki, nigiri and plenty more like it's nothing. Just pop by YO!Sushi for a couple of hours with a few friends or a date and have a go for yourself.
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.
London's only magic bar, Maskelyne & Cooke are bringing you the ultimate mash up of cocktails and card tricks as they bring you a fun and fascinating mix of sleight of hand and highly sippable cocktails.
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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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.
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.
The perfect experience for a love of all things sweet and crisp, this cider-making workshop takes place in Bermondsey-based bar Hawkes. During this four-hour experience you'll be given a tour of the facilities and talked through each step of the cider production process, before having the chance to give it a go for yourself.
Whether you're looking for regular life drawing classes, or the kind that come with a hefty side of brunch fun, Exhibit B has got your art session covered this month.
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 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.
Taking over Mindspace for a series of monthly classes, the FreeForm Life Drawing group are helping you tap into your creativity. Head down for drinks, music and drawing with a friendly group from all levels of expertise, and have a good at a little self-expression through art.
If you're after unusual classes in London, you've got to head to London Cocktail Club. The Fitzrovia favourite is giving you the chance to shake up and style your own creations, learn photography tips and even experience edible paint.
Learn how to make your own eco-friendly soap at this quirky class in London. Taking place in Leyton this November, the session will be lead by David Press who is a formulation scientist, giving you the chance to make a bespoke creation for yourself or someone special.
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.
Learn how to brew the perfect coffee, with a masterclass at this City coffee bar. Learn all about the bean from professional baristas and master the latte art in no time.
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.
With a gin distillery on site, a restaurant and gin making classes, Gin Tonica is the perfect place for gin fans. Head to the restaurant for goblets of G&T and tapas plates before heading down to the Distillery for an epic gin class.