Things To Do In London (Without The Kids) This January

We love a great family activity or day-out in the city, but it’s just as important to take time-out with your friends or partner as well. Since January is all about trying something new, here are some ace activities to try this month. From cocktail-making and tasting to cookery classes to hula’ing like a pro, we’ve got a masterclass with your name on it.

Teach your tastebuds

Spirit and Cocktail Tasting Masterclass, Eaton Square Bar

The menu at Eaton Square Bar evolves with the seasons and will introduce you to a variety of smells and tastes associated with the time of year. This January, encounter rich and warming ingredients and drink them down in a spirit tasting session. The bartenders will also demonstrate some cracking cocktails!

Hold a bespoke cocktail party

Christabel’s Bespoke Events, Various Locations 

Christabel’s always comes top of our list when it comes to cocktail masterclasses and creative drink experiences. From sourcing the venue, to creating and providing the drink and food menu, rest easy while Christabel’s throw you a bespoke party to remember. Alternatively, get booked onto one of their masterclasses for February here.

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Go on a culinary expedition

Vietnamese Street Food Class, The Jamie Oliver Cookery School

Rather than getting creative in the kitchen home alone, join the Jamie Oliver cookery school and discover a whole new world of cuisine. Learn about traditional flavours and contemporary ingredients, and take your skills back to the kitchen at home.

Learn to hula hoop like a pro

Hula Like A Pro Class For Two, Shoreditch

From twirling to whirling to wiggling, hone in on your hula hooping skills in this cool and quirky class. Hula hooping is such a fantastic and fun exercise routine. The best part is that once you’ve mastered it (or while you’re trying to master it) you can practise virtually anywhere!

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READ MORE: The Best London Fitness Classes To Try In 2018

Up your sommelier skills

Cheese and Wine Tasting, Dionysius Shop

Like wine? Join Dionysius Shop for a superb evening of wine and cheese tasting. They welcome beginners as well as fully-fledged connoisseurs on board and ensure everyone comes away feeling a little more knowledgeable and less intimidated by wine bar sommeliers. Each wine is paired with a cheese that will complement and enhance its flavours.

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Design your own chocolate martini

Chocolate Making Workshop, MyChocolate

Who can resist a luxury chocolate making workshop? Working with some of the best chocolatiers in the business and sampling some luxury chocolates from around the world, then topping it off by creating your own chocolate martini, all sounds bloody marvellous. Enjoy a glass or two of Prosecco during the class and decorate chocolate creations ’til your heart’s content.

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Broaden your culinary horizons

Sushi Making Class

Check into a hour-long sushi class and arm yourself with the basic skillset you’ll need to create delicious raw fish dishes. Learn from top Sushi chefs how to make Futo Maki and Hoso Maki, and how to present your dishes to perfection.


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Paint brushes at the ready!

Art Class In A Working Artist’s Studio

Learn some new drawing and painting skills in a fully-equipped studio with a professional artist. Immerse yourself in a creative environment and practise the basics of the craft during a 5-hour long session.

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READ MORE: 10 Fantastic Family-Friendly Restaurants In London

About The Author

Lauren Hyland
Assistant Editor

Lauren keeps our readers up-to-date with the latest London events: from family outings to workshops for children to date nights in the city, she knows exactly what’s on and where.

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