8 London Workshops & Classes For Learning A New Skill In 2023

6th January 2023
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Thinking about learning a shiny new skill for 2023? Check out these crafty London workshops and classes and take up a brand new hobby for 2023. 

Whether it’s a newfound commitment to self-improvement, or you’re simply bored silly from watching Netflix for two weeks straight over Christmas, January is a brilliant time to take on a quirky new hobby you’ve never tried before. From pottery classes, aerial fitness, and painting, to bread baking and candle making – these are the best classes in London for learning something new.

London Pottery Classes


Learn the basics and test your skills with clay at Skandihus’s pottery classes. Their taster classes in London are designed for beginners, where you’ll get a short introduction to the studio and the materials, and learn a hand building technique before picking your favourite piece for them to glaze and fire for you. If after this, you fancy becoming a bit of a pottery pro, they also offer six-week and twelve-week courses for learning new techniques, practicing and experimenting with clay.

You’ll see the brand’s Scandinavian designs at high-end restaurants like The Connaught Hotel and Nobu, with Nigella Lawson, Anna Jones and Tom Kerridge amongst fans.

London Painting Classes

Brush & Bubbles

Haven’t painted a pretty picture since primary school? Me neither (and my lockdown paint by numbers doesn’t count). However, going to one of Brush & Bubbles’ London workshops reminded me just how much fun painting can be.

Running in-person events all across London, you’ll be provided you with everything you need for the workshop – paints, canvas, paintbrushes, apron, easel, plus a delicious glass of prosecco – to create your very own canvas painting, that you can take home with you at the end of the 2 hour session.

The guided, step-by-step painting workshop means there’s no experience necessary – you don’t need to be ‘good’ at art. Just show up and relax, drink in hand, and let your inner-creative run wild.

Learn a shiny new skill for 2023.

London Cooking Classes

Sauce by The Langham

Take your cooking from drab to delicious at Sauce by The Langham’s range of cookery courses. Learn trade secrets, learn new cooking skills or build on what you already know, in a friendly, relaxed and super-stylish environment.

Classes cover everything from breadmaking and proper puddings, to kitchen confidence skills – you can even book in for a masterclass with two Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr, as he guides you through making a three-course menu of his favourite seasonal dishes.

london workshops and classes
london workshops and classes

London Creative Workshops

Firmdale Hotels

It’s a well-known fact that the Kit Kemp-designed interiors of a Firmdale Hotel sets the bar sky-high for luxury, with unique, elegant and creative environments we’d move into in a heartbeat. So, it comes as no surprise that they’re launching a series of creative workshops at the Ham Yard and Haymarket Hotels this Spring.

Kicking off in February, you’ll join leading arts and craftspeople for a workshop, morning coffee and lunch in the hotel, and walk away with a creation to take pride of place in your home. From block printing with Molly Mahon and embroidery with Eppie Thompson of The Fabled Thread, to an Art Of Colour workshop with Annie Sloan ahead of her new paint collaboration with Firmdale Hotels’ Founder and Creative Director Kit Kemp this year.

London Aerial Classes

Flying Fantastic

Discover the art (and incredible skill) of aerial fitness this year with Flying Fantastic, the London-based aerial classes that’ll help you experience the thrill of a life upside down.

Their dedicated flagship venues in London are fully kitted out with the best equipment and teachers available, and everyone is welcome – from absolute beginners to aerial professionals. Eager students can get involved in a range of London classes – from aerial hoop and aerial silks, to aerial yoga and trapeze.

Take on a quirky new hobby you’ve never tried before.

London Meditation Classes

Re:Mid Meditation Studio

Meditation is more challenging than it looks. Like any skill, you’re exercising a muscle that you’ve never really worked before, and it takes patience and practise. Thankfully, Re:Mind meditation studio offers a dedicated healing and community space with guided experiences, combining three powerful healing modalities: breathwork, sound therapy, and energy healing.

Led by expert teachers (who they refer to as “calmers”), you’ll feel rested and relaxed from the moment you enter the studio, before taking part in a restorative breathwork experience designed to soothe mental tension and relieve stress in the body; or a sound therapy class where you’ll learn to transform your state of mind and find relaxation through crystal singing bowls, Himalayan singing bowls, and therapeutic percussion.

london workshops and classes
london workshops and classes

London Candle Making Workshops


Learn to make your own eco-soy wax aromatherapy candle at London workshops based in Shoreditch or Deptford with Yougi, the cruelty-free, vegan, ethically sourced, and 100% natural candle brand.

Take a 1.5 hour workshop and learn about fragrance families, and what top, heart, and base notes are, before heating the wax, adding the essential oil blend, setting up the wick, and pouring your candle to take home.

London Terrarium Workshops

London Terrariums

Keep your plants alive (finally) with this terrarium workshop where you’ll learn about these self-sustaining ecosystems, before making your own terrarium with soil, pebbles, and small tropical plants such as fittonia, ferns, calathea, ivy and mosses.

Walk away with a mini garden to call your own.

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