40 Of The Best Classes In London
You don't have to go back to school to learn something new, this city 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, but they will also send you home with a shiny new skill.
When it comes to masterclasses, Merchant House is a top choice. Whether it's whiskey, gin or rum that whets your appetite, this award-winning bar will have you sipping on cocktails, soak up samples and learn all about the history.
Luscious Cabaret are teaching you something a little different at their beginners workshop. Dip your toes into the burlesque scene over a two hour session that'll see you learning moves, poses and a mini routine.
A line up of creative classes peppers the programme of Whitechapel Arts Showcase, offering storytelling and improvisation workshops, an artist's clinic and speed dating. You can even see many of the skills in action too, with performances from professionals and artists throughout the week.
One of the best online art classes around at the moment, Paintvine's mammoth library of fun creative sessions is yours to enjoy with the purchase of this voucher. Alongside access to a huge range of paint-alongs, it'll also sort you for supplies.
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.
If you're looking for some of the best classes in London, turn your attention to Peace + Riot in West Dulwich. This cool and creative spot offers everything from wine tasting masterclasses all the way through to talks about parenting.
One of London's most unique art classes, FORBIDDENDOG will see you picking up your paint brushes to spend an evening exploring themes of performance, seduction and kink, all while taking in the stunning surroundings of the Wild Cat Room in an exclusive private members club.
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).
If you're looking for a fun painting class in London, this unique offering is taking over Sofia's in Dalston to bring you an hour of bottomless drinks, tutoring from a professional artist and a live DJ keeping the energy up throughout the workshop.
Get your paintbrush at the ready and show off your artistic talent to the tune of hip hop, RnB and more. This cool art class in Shoreditch is all about good vibes, so you can grab your favourite drink at Boxpark's bar too.
Ever wanted to master the art of Thai cuisine? Join The Avenue Cookery School in South West London for a fun and informative experience that'll have you whipping up two authentic dishes, chicken satay and red curry with noodles, with bottomless drinks thrown in for good measure.
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 sips, Map Maison is bringing you the perfect way to spend an evening.
Combining cocktail making with karaoke, the guys over at Shakeeoke know how to have a good night. While you learn how to make your favourite drinks, singalong to classic tunes. You'll also get to compete with your mates for fun prizes.
Looking to flex those culinary muscles? Check out Greenwich Pantry as their classes teach you all you need to know about cooking. From rolling your own sushi to baking bread and learning all about the art of fermenting, there are heaps of hands-on experiences to try out.
Get in touch with your artist side over a life drawing class at The Exhibit. The Balham spot will be joined by pros who'll guide you through a number of techniques and help you hone your skills as you create your own masterpieces.
Brush up on your painting skills with the guidance of a resident artist at this creative class at The Angelic. You'll create an original canvas piece with step-by-step instruction, all with a glass of prosecco on standby to help you on your merry way.
Learn some art skills with an afternoon at Paint a Pic. Hosting a number of creative classes in London, the events will be led by a talented professional who'll teach you how to make a masterpiece that you can take home. Plus, there's also a bar if you fancy a drink as you draw.
Enjoy a bit of arts and crafts over at The Mitre. The Lancaster Gate pub will be hosting a local florist from Blooms by G, who'll give you an expert masterclass in how to create a Christmas wreath. All the materials you'll need will be included in the ticket price.
Brushstrokes And Nudes are adding a little heat to the usual pastime of life painting. The BYOB event will see you letting out your inner artist as a buff nude model poses and interacts with you throughout the session.
Learn all the tips and tricks to make a crowd laugh with Crack Comedy's stand-up course. Over six weeks you'll be taught how to structure your set and given feedback on your routine by American comic Erich McElroy.
If you're looking for something a little different, head over to Lost Boys Pizza for a unique life drawing class. Death Drawing features alternative models that pose with various gothic props. While you get creative, you can also enjoy pizza and drinks.
One of the quirkiest events in London, Retroglow are bringing their signature aerobics classes to the masses. Head over for workouts dedicated to 90s boybands, 80s icons and one-hit wonders, all while dressed in vintage garms.
Bringing you proper summer vibes this June, Rhythm Kitchen are hosting unmissable rum tasting masterclasses in the heart of East London. Head on over to sample creations from Bristol Spirits, Goslings or Clarke's Court alongside Caribbean nibbles.
Humble Grape have teamed up with The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) to offer a series of online course. Students will learn types and style of wine, common gapes, how to pair with food and how to taste six wines, gaining a WSET qualification at the end.
Join fabulous fitness queen Dolly Trolley for a sassy workout that'll have you laughing from start to fiinish. Taking place every Wednesday, Drag Aerobics will have you stretching and sweating to old-school anthems as your lycra-wearing instructor leads the way.
One of the best classes for kids in London, Sticks 'n' Sushi are bringing you a fun weekend activity to do with the young 'uns this summer. Cart the family over to one of the their venues across the capital and get ready to get hands on with some delicious food.
Tap into your creative side over at Party N Paint. Taking place at Duo London, the event will see you with a paintbrush in one hand and a cocktail in the other. All art supplies will be provided and there'll even be a prize for best masterpiece.
Dying to unleash your inner artist? This freeform life drawing class at X+Why in Whitechapel is the perfect activity for those craving some creative freedom. During the tutored session, you can also sip on some wine while crafting your masterpiece.
From spoken word evenings and wine-fuelled colouring events to art and writing workshops, the offerings at Kindred are sure to keep you on your toes. Hit up the West London members club for one of its many fun and wallet-friendly experiences.
For a festive class in London to share with your nearest and dearest, it has to be Christmas wreath making at Dukes Head Hotel. Get crafty while you deck out your woven foliage with bows, baubles, pine cones and holly, drinking good glugs of mulled wine as you go.
Get ready for a quirky class in life drawing like you've never seen before. Whether it's online or in person, this is one for the books. By combining an industrial UV light and reactive body paints, you can explore creativity in a brand new way.