Perhaps it’s time to pick up a new hobby?
If you’ve found yourself stuck in a little bit of a rut, doing the same things day in, day out, then maybe it’s time for a change? Here to help you shake things up is our whacking great guide to all of the best new things for you to try in the city. From art classes to Voga, pizza perfecting to rave fitness, we’ve found the hottest and most happening things in the capital for you to try your hand at.
🎨 Arty activities
A relaxed but expert-led art class for people of all levels of expertise. Reproduce a piece of art with your own individual twist, in the company of friends and perhaps a glass or two of wine. This year’s line-up includes a few masterpieces you’re sure to recognise, from Monet’s Sunset in Venice to Van Gogh‘s Starry Night. For a creative and sociable evening, book here.
Come and draw in psychedelic neons at this experience like no other! This class explores creative drawing; moving away from the perfectionist traditional teachings of life drawing. Neon Naked is a new and unique life drawing experience that specialises in creating unusual designs by using vibrant and bold living sculptures. By combining UV light and reactive body paints it’s easy to get the creative juices flowing. You’ll love it! Book now.
You can have a laugh and make friends at this relaxed and friendly art class. Who knows, maybe your masterpiece will make history? But even if you failed GCSE Art, it doesn’t matter. After all, art is subjective… right? Book here.
Choose a date and venue that suits you, and start getting creative! From ‘The Dancer’ at BrewDog Clapham to ‘Sunset on the Beach’ at Griffin Belle – there’s an art class for everyone in areas across the whole of London. Embrace your inner artist and book your tickets.
If you fancy an arty experience with a little extra flare, then Life’s a Drag is the ideal class for you. This fully-tutored life drawing class is suitable for beginners and advanced artists alike. Supplying you with all the materials you’ll need to draw the most stunning drag queens in London, it really makes for a fabulous evening. Book tickets.
Here’s your chance to recreate masterpieces, from Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ to George Seura’s ‘The Eiffel Tower’. Pick a date, find a mate, and start your art career. Book here.
Tripping as a treatment? So it seems! In this incredible talk, Dr Rosalind Watts explores the way in which magic mushrooms can increase our ‘connection to self, others, and the world’. Why not expand your mind one evening and journey into the world of psychedelic treatment? Book tickets.
Regardless of orientation, attraction brings with it many questions, but fret not: sex & relationship engineer Colin Richards is ready to answer them all. If you’re keen to put your thinking cap on one evening, then this talk on the psychology of attraction might be the thing for you. Colin Richards will explain how our early life influences can affect our attractions to others as well as our subsequent sexual preferences, behaviours, and fears. Book tickets.
🍽 Food and drink
Grab your aprons and chef hats, because it’s time to get doughy with the in-house pizza chefs at Mews of Mayfair! They’ll show you how to create your very own pizza, baked in a traditional wood-fired oven, so you can take a great skill home with you and have sumptuous slices all the time. Book tickets.
Fancy a tipple to take the edge off? Well, we’ve got a very sophisticated solution for you. This unique cocktail-making class will have you learning a variety of tips and tricks while making your own delicious creations from a selection of classic gin-based cocktails. Leave with a goodie bag full of gin-based treats and shake up your day-to-day in the tastiest of ways. Book now.
Learn the tricks of the trade and how to make the tastiest of timeless classics with this epic cocktail masterclass. During your session you’ll be able to get behind the bar, test out your skills and even taste your new glorious creations! Book here.
Whether you’ve had a bad week at the office, you’re looking to learn some basic moves, or you just want to get rid of some energy, this Boxercise class will help you de-stress and rebalance. All ages and fitness levels are welcome, and it’s the perfect opportunity to build your stamina and agility. Box your way to the top! Book a class.
Expect the intensity and technique of a boxing class, with the music and energy from your Saturday night rave. A live DJ will play the best drum ‘n’ bass, hip hop & grime on a state of the art sound system, to keep you hitting those pads hard! Pair this with 25,000 strobing LED lights, and you’ve got yourself a power workout! This class is open for all levels, so don’t worry if you have never boxed before, as there will be plenty of other people in the same position! Coaches are super friendly, knowledgeable and supportive at The Lightbox – they’ll make sure that everyone leaves with a smile, having improved their fitness and form. Book now!
🕺 Rave Fitness
Keep the same live DJ, state of the art sound system and immersive light display to motivate your moves, but swap the punches for power dance moves! Huge LED screens, full-sized dance mirrors, and a giant disco ball will elevate your ‘rave’ experience as you follow your instructor’s simple and fun dance moves. There’ll be a couple of short strength sections to give you a break from the cardio and to tone smaller muscle groups. One things for sure, this 45-minute workout will leave you sweating (but also smiling)! Book your class.
Bust some moves to a banging 80s soundtrack curated by the venue’s resident DJ. Again 25,000 LED lights and a booming sound system will get you hyped for your workout. You’ll feel as fresh as a Fame star after this workout, and leotards and leg warmers are strongly encouraged! Book now.
Practice high energy dance moves and get toned using gliding discs, hand weights and resistance bands. Songs, immersive lighting and super energetic instructors will shape you into your inner diva in this super sassy workout! Book your session.
Immerse your practice with mesmeric visuals, created by 25,000 LED lights inside the epic Lightbox. Red, yellow and orange lights will shine down as these colours produce longer wavelengths, aiding deep relaxation and sleep. The dynamic vinyasa practice is followed by deeper yin poses, allowing you to stretch, move, breathe and switch off. Again, classes are open to all levels, with modifications given for beginners and advanced yogis. Book your session.
Yin yoga works on the yin tissues; also known as the connective tissues. Connective tissue responds best to slow and steady movements, so you will hold poses for longer in this meditative practice, whilst enjoying the calming visuals and ambient beats. To strengthen your body in a calm and mindful environment, book your tickets.
Fusing yoga and voguing, fitness and fashion, VOGA is bringing you the very best of both worlds. An iconic, empowering 80s beat will be the soundtrack to your fitness session and you’ll be able to strike a pose inside the epic Lightbox. The haute couture of fitness, why not add a little style to your session? Book now.
💪🏻 Fun Fitness
Both beginners and experienced jumpers can enjoy an hour of access to all exciting jump zones at Jump London! Bring your friends along because why not have fun and exercise at the same time? Book tickets.
Incorporating climbing challenges with off-wall exercises for a unique workout, clip and climb offer adults invigorating fitness sessions. Increase your strength, balance and coordination with this fantastically effective and fun way to get fit! Book now.
If you have always wanted to try ballet, but never got around to it, now is your time! Learn variations from iconic ballets such as Le Corsaire, Giselle, La Bayadere and more! Dancing is healing, rejuvenating and invigorating, so give it a go! Book a class.
Fancy a Monday night dance class like no other? Well, we have just the thing for you. After you put on neon reactive face paints and light-up accessories, a glowing dance instructor will get you in the groove on the light-up dance floor. Don’t worry if you have two left feet, it’s all about letting loose and getting in the groove! Book now.