Cocktail Classes London

Everybody loves a mighty, mixed drink and it's no secret that London has some of very best cocktail bars in the business. Many of these venues also offer fantastic cocktail masterclass packages too, where you're invited to take centre stage in whipping up all sorts of creative concoctions with your mates. We've searched the capital from tip to toe and come up with this list of the best cocktail making classes in London.

Last updated on 22nd November 2017

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TT Liquor

0 user reviews

T.T Liquor cocktail-making class gives small groups of mixers their very own custom-built bars to work with (alongside providing equipment and glassware for each individual) - so there's no waiting around or taking turns here; this is two hours of continuous mixing and tasting! Master the basics before learning more complex techniques. End the day by competing with others to make the best cocktail of the day!

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

Learn to muddle and mix your favourite concoctions at the seriously swish May Fair Bar. Their expert mixologists will lead you through every stage of making three cocktails, as well as surprising you with competitions and goodies along the way. If you're feeling peckish, add in dinner.

Classes, Food & Drink, Daytime
Background Music
Mayfair
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Basement Sate

149 user reviews

While the forefront of desserts in London, Basement Sate is a broody destination that knows a thing or two about cocktails aswell. With their cocktail classes coming in at just £35 per person, guests can tuck into some of the top tipples in the city, be you a sweet tooth, or hankering for something a bit sharper, you'll be a pro in no time. 

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

The Folly

15 user reviews

For the budding cocktail connoisseur amongst you, the refined masterclass at The Folly is a great option. The botanical theme stretches from the decor to the menu, and with it you will learn an array of fresh cocktails. Learn how to mix and muddle new cocktails with one of the interactive mixology classes. Perfect for office team building, dates, something a little different in London or just a bit of fun.

 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Bird of Smithfield’s cocktail masterclass is a great way to learn the art of mixology in a relaxed and fun environment. Each guest will learn how to create an extensive array from an expert mixologist of drinks before competing in a shake-off against one another! This is an amazing way to learn a new skill and drink some great cocktails.

Activity, Food & Drink, Hen Party
Farringdon
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SO.UK Clapham

18 user reviews

These 90 minute masterclasses are an experience in enlightenment, with the best mixers in the business on hand to lend their mad skillz and pass on some top knowledge. Make your two favourite cocktails and sample plenty of foodie goodies alongside at these fun fests.

Happily Affordable ££
Clapham

Sway

28 user reviews
Sway
Free Entry Guestlist

You come to Sway to dance till the early hours, or for some pizzas in their cool restaurant, but they’ve got another trick up their sleeve: devilishly creative cocktails. Learn how to make them with their master mixologists and you’ll have a spectacular time.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

This immersive cocktail experience sees you go back in time to Cold War Cuba, where your comrade and mixologist will teach you how to shake up three iconic Cuban cocktails, before enjoying the other rooms at this event with cabaret, circus and live music.

Drinks Tasting, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Themed Nights
Latino
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All Bar One Leicester Square
5 O'clock cocktails and 3 other offers available.

All Bar One is your number one stop for cocktail classes in London. They are known across the capital for great wine and delicious cocktails, which makes them the perfect tutor for you and your friends for a fun night together.

Happily Affordable ££
Leicester Square

Mint Leaf Lounge

5 user reviews
Mint Leaf Lounge
City Lunch Menu/ £21;£24 and 2 other offers available.

With over 500 spirits behind the bar, there's certainly no shortage of ingredients to experiment with here. The expert mixologists at this chic restaurant bar are known for making unique and exotic concoctions and they will definitely not disappoint. Come for the masterclass, stay for the delicious Indian food and the irresistibly vibrant late-night atmosphere.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Hide Bar

6 user reviews

Based in London Bridge, the Hide Bar is a elegant cocktail bar and restaurant that serves Londoners delicious concoctions and crafty dishes. Hosting a number of cocktail classes and with a library of books all based around mixology, the team of bartenders are purists, sticking to traditional recipes and techniques. Using ingredients bought from the nearby Borough Market, the fruit, spice and spirit infused drinks are well worth a taste if you consider yourself something of a connoisseur.  

Happily Affordable ££
London Bridge

The Bootlegger

17 user reviews

Looking for a cocktail making class in London with a dated and delicious difference? Why not head on down to the vintage wonder of The Bootlegger as their educated mixologists can promise a unique insight into the art of cocktail making. 

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

Dirty Martini Covent Garden

20 user reviews
Dirty Martini Covent Garden
Happy Hour and 3 other offers available.

Where better to learn how to make sumptuous cocktails than at the super sleek NYC hideout, Dirty Martini Covent Garden? Offering a range of Hen Party packages; for just £55 you can become a mixologist pro, enjoy a three course meal and pick the brains of your very own private bartender!

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Ping Pong Covent Garden

465 user reviews
Ping Pong Covent Garden
Lazy Sumdays ! Unlimited Dim Sum ! and 2 other offers available.

Not to be confused with a table-tennis games bar, Ping Pong is actually one of Covent Garden’s leading restaurants and bars for dim sum and cocktails. You’ll get started with a welcome cocktail, before your group is split into teams (who doesn’t love a bit of friendly competition?) where you’ll learn to free-pour, create Ping Pong signatures and take in a few tips for creating amazing cocktails of your own back at home.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Taking place at swish Chelsea bar Goat, this cocktail class promises to turn you pro in no time. Learn how to mix and muddle with their expert barmen before enjoying 50% off food and drink in the restaurant.

Classes, Date Night, Themed Nights
Chelsea
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May Fair Bar

3 user reviews

There aren’t many more glamorous places to have a cocktail masterclass, as not only will their talented mixologists teach you how to shake up something delicious, you’ll do it in the heart of a prestigious Mayfair hotel.

Splash the Cash £££
Mayfair

Lucky Voice Karaoke Soho

9 user reviews

Learn to make some beaut cocktails, then belt out your favourite guilty pleasure anthems while you’re drinking them. Soho’s dedicated karaoke bar bring their top drawer bartenders out to demonstrate a few of your favourite classics before it’s over to your private booth for an hour of karaoke-fuelled antics. Tickets come in at £30, £45 or £45 for different packages.

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Ninetyeight Bar and Lounge

33 user reviews

Ninetyeight bar offers up one of the best classes in Shoreditch. A striking venue characterised by its crazy mix of toys, sweets quirky décor and even lickable flavoured wax candles; the lively back room can be hired out for 30-50 people so it's great for parties and private events. Ninetyeight has its own cocktail making classes studio, perfect for a chilled out session with your nearest and dearest.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Notoriously playful and always excelling in their craft, here's your chance to learn how to play the Be At One way. Your 90-minute session covers all kinds of history, shaking, making and tasting, with plenty of games to enjoy along the way. It's £25 a head and designed for groups of six or more, and there's classes to be enjoyed Shoreditch, Clapham and Farringdon if Covent Garden doesn't suit.

Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden

Bird of Smithfield

11 user reviews

Bird is a stunning, 5-storey Georgian townhouse affording great views of Smithfield Market from its suntrap roof terrace. Inside, the venue is one of the best for private hire in London, with popular cocktail masterclass sessions bookable. Rally up some mates and head for a relaxed and fun workshop, where you’ll learn about Bird’s signature serves and some of the classics.

Happily Affordable ££
Farringdon
2 events @ Eaton Square Cocktail Bar with 2 upcoming dates starting on 07 Feb 2018

Sitting in the shadow of Bucking Palace, the Eaton Square Cocktail Bar is going all out this Autumn, hosting a number of cocktail and spirit master classes designed to turn all novice drinkers into self-proclaimed connoisseurs. Featuring luxury brands like Remy Martin and some of London's leading cocktail makers, these events all promise to leave you with a head full of interesting facts and a range of smooth flavours dancing on your palate. 

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The Sipping Room

2 user reviews

Based in West India Quay, The Sipping Room is a welcoming bar and restaurant that serves both seasonal dishes and inventive cocktails. Open early in the morning and shutting up shop close to midnight each day, the venue serves breakfast, dinner and everything in between. Ideal for a night out with your mates or perhaps a special celebration, the bartenders also host a number of fun cocktail classes for guests to enjoy. Who knows, you might be a flairing natural.

Happily Affordable ££
Canary Wharf

Book yourself in for a masterclass at The London Cocktail Club and you will be learning from the very best concoction crafters in the capital. This basement bar serves up some truly delicious and interesting cocktails like the flaming Brixton Riot and the very popular Porn Star Martini. The owners, JJ and James, are mentored by Raymond Blanc and Sam and Eddie Hart of Quo Vadis so they serve up some great food alongside the cocktails - certainly a good mix to learn cocktail making from.

Happily Affordable ££
Fitzrovia

Soho Zebrano

282 user reviews

A cocktail masterclass at Zebrano Soho is aimed at those who like a laugh, and also those who have a competitive streak to them! You’ll learn the tricks of the trade from one of the venue’s seriously talented bartenders, and you’ll also come up against everybody else as you battle to make the best concoction. They also run the classes at sister bar Zebrano Carnaby too!

Happily Affordable ££
Soho

Megaro Bar

30 user reviews
Megaro Bar
Monkey Shoulder High ball cocktail for £5 and 2 other offers available.

Megaro is a basement bar in Kings Cross that's created a reputation for itself thanks to its stunning cocktail menu and quirky decor. The venue's expert mixologists have really let their creative side shine, curating a menu of signature creations and spirit infusion. Imparting their vast knowledge, the team behind the bar will also host a number of frivolous cocktail making classes, perfect for group nights out and those special occasions.

Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross

Kilburn Ironworks

20 user reviews
Kilburn Ironworks
Comet Package and 2 other offers available.

Renowned in North London circles for their innovative craft beer cocktails, join the team at Kilburn Ironworks for one of their cheery, laid-back cocktail classes. They’re available for groups of 8 or more, and start at just £20 per person.

Happily Affordable ££
Kilburn

McQueen

19 user reviews
McQueen
Express Lunch only £10 and 1 other offer available.

A true titan of the Shoreditch scene; McQueen shares its expertise in the form of their bespoke masterclasses. Bar manager Artur Dogiel is on the scene to show you how to shake, rattle and stir your fave drinks from the bar. Whether you're a complete novice or secretly fancy yourself as a bit of a master mixolosist, you're sure to revel in the glamorous surroundings of McQueen's glam rock basement club.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

The Fable

8 user reviews
The Fable
Bottomless Brunch for extra £15

Majestic. That's the word that instantly springs to mind when asked to describe The Fable's cocktails. The venue's expert in-house bartenders will be on hand to guide you through the construction of their tasty tipples, and the friendly staff are happy to tailor their classes to suit the wants and needs of each individual group. Perfect for a customised birthday celebration in London.

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

The Met Bar

7 user reviews

The Met Bar invites you behind the bar to try your hand at one of their Cocktail Masterclasses. Got a penchant for a particular spirit? You'll want one of their spirit-specific packages, otherwise choose the 'Met Experience', which allows you to recreate the cocktails from quite frankly delightful Met Bar cocktail list. Packages are priced between £30-£55 per person.

Splash the Cash £££
Mayfair

The Drift

7 user reviews

Head to this Bishopsgate bar to learn about the history and origins of your favourite spirits before making them into delicious cocktails at your very own mixology table. You'll learn the tricks of the trade from The Drift's expert in-house mixologists and with cocktails like 'Goldfish in a Bag' and 'Rub a Dub Shrub' on the menu, you can bet that it's going to be exciting.

Happily Affordable ££
Liverpool Street

Beaufort House Chelsea

9 user reviews

Beaufort House’s masterful bartenders will teach you the tricks of the trade in their refined cocktail masterclasses. They’ll teach you through the history of the spirits you’re using, before letting you lose behind the bar to create their exquisite concoctions for yourself.

Splash the Cash £££
Kensington

Aquum

54 user reviews
Aquum
Bottomless Brunch for TWO HOURS and 2 other offers available.

Looking for an affordable cocktail class in Clapham? A place where the drinks are just as delicious as the prices? Then we've just the event. Join Clapham's Aquum as they invite friends, hen nights and more to join them in not only learning how to make cocktails, but drinking the delicious treats for themselves.

Happily Affordable ££
Clapham

JuJu Chelsea

17 user reviews

JuJu's cocktails are out of this world. How else are we to explain the fact that they've won Best Late Night Bar, Best for Mixology and Best Bar in the past few years? Amateurs, budding bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts are invited to try their hand at mixing up a storm at one of JuJu's cocktail classes. Once you've shaken and stirred your way through the class, sip on your liquid creations in an elegant and classy environment.

Splash the Cash £££
Chelsea

All Bar One O2

21 user reviews
All Bar One O2
Cocktail Masterclass and 1 other offer available.

All Bar One is the number one destination for classy wines and cocktails. Their Greenwich location comes spread across three floors, and offers a fantastic cocktail masterclass to boot. If you fancy making cocktails like the pros at the renowned All Bar One, then this is your opportunity.

Happily Affordable ££
Greenwich
Ping Pong St Katharine Docks
Lazy Sumday and 1 other offer available.

Not only serving up some of the best dim sum in the city, Ping Pong also offer to let you in on their cocktail making sorcery with one of their hands-on classes.

Happily Affordable ££
Wapping

Kanaloa London

20 user reviews

A tiki-inspired den of central London cavorting, Kanaloa is also known for the quality of its cocktail class bundle. It’s £29.95 a head, or you can add a two or three course meal to your package if you’d like. Enjoy a welcome drink, a sharing platter between four and you’ll spend your time making two of your favourite classic cocktails in a fun and welcoming environment.

Splash the Cash £££
Holborn

Jewel Piccadilly

17 user reviews
Jewel Piccadilly
Extended Happy Hour when booking through Design My Night (available 4pm-10pm Monday-Friday and 12pm-8pm Saturday and Sunday) and 2 other offers available.

This Piccadilly social hub offers you an exclusive masterclass experience that can be teamed with a three-course meal for just £33 per person. Coming with a welcome drink, the chance to make two of your fave cocktails and a sharing platter for every fourth guest, there’s a couple of shots to help wash everything down with too.

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West End

Effortlessly cool and offering a unique concept to its patrons, The Studio also offers a fantastic masterclass package. The sessions are run by industry leading bartenders, who teach you the tricks of the trade as you learn how to master 2 or 3 of your chosen favourite cocktails. You’ll be learning all about the spirits and concoctions involved, and there’s awesome banter to be had with your teacher all along the way.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

Jack's Bar

72 user reviews

Jack's bar in Waterloo is a cosy spot, based underneath the railway arches and renowned for offering delicious comfort food treats alongside a selection of crowd-pleasing drinks. With the bar stocked full of craft beers and fine wines, the expert team behind the bar offer guests the chance to try their hand at cocktail flairing, hosting a number of frivolous cocktail masterclasses throughout the week.

Happily Affordable ££
Waterloo

This is a true cocktail masterclass as the experts at TT Liquor take you through the fundamentals of mixology, greet you with a cocktail, and get you to make four with premium spirits.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Classes, Date Night, Drinks Tasting, Food & Drink
Background Music
Shoreditch
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Piccadilly Institute

52 user reviews

A six-floored party palace in a bulls-eye central location, who knew Piccadilly Institute also held one of the best cocktail classes in the West End? These guys get you started with a welcome drink, before teaching you all of the tricks of the trade for two of your favourite classic cocktails. There’s a sharing platter for every fourth guest, and a couple of shots during all those fun and games.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

Loop Bar

26 user reviews
Loop Bar
Free Entry VIP Guestlist

West End favourite Loop offers a standard cocktail class package at £29.95 per head, and you could add either a two or three-course meal to your plans if you so choose. A welcome drink gets you settled, you’ll make two of your favourite cocktails and there’s a sharing platter for every four guests.

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West End

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