We’re not looking for any New Year’s resolution procrastinators here, or ifs, buts, and maybes! London is teeming with exciting new things to try. Enliven your taste buds at an Italian cooking class, be engrossed in a mystery at an immersive theatre experience, eat your bodyweight in cheese on a London fromage crawl, and unlock your inner artist while absorbing works by the likes of Van Gogh and Banksy. And, if you want to be really daring, you could always try a Neon Naked life drawing class!
Learn the basics of Italian cuisine at an informative cooking class taking place at La Nina Caffe & Mercato—a unique project in London. Maybe you have always wanted to learn how to make pasta, or gain the instinctive ability to pair ingredients perfectly, and thanks to this cooking class you’ll learn how to make ravioli, tagliatelle, and various other specialities. Find your tickets here and enjoy two hours in a culinary paradise.
Trying new wines certainly counts as trying new things. A wine tasting is always a good idea. If you mastered your pasta making skills at their Italian cooking class, why not take yourself to the next level as a wine connoisseur by attending a wine tasting at La Nina Caffe & Mercato! Fever’s tasting ticket includes an expert-led class, five Italian wines, and complimentary snacks.
Something mysterious is going down at Pedley Street Station, and your detective skills are in need of a workout. Allow yourself to be transported to 1937, the world’s most valuable diamond has been stolen, people are being murdered, and the plot continues to thicken. Wait, could you be a suspect? This thrilling experience includes a four-course meal prepared by a BBC Masterchef professional, seating on an ornate 1920s train carriage, and a murder mystery that needs solving. Are you intrigued?
From Mayfair to Little Italy to Convent Garden, take a cheese whirl across London and test your knowledge at this dairy-based activity. Creamy, crumbly, peppery, pungent, nutlike—a taste of some of the words your inner turophile will be summoning on the day. Sample some of London’s finest blue cheese at Fortnum & Mason’s, and then it’s on to Little Italy, finishing with other cheesy delights in Covent Garden. Appealing to the senses, this Cheese Crawl is the perfect experience to try with a date. And, you can determine how much you’ve learned with the interactive ‘QUIZtro’ Formaggio trivia quiz!
If you don’t think your lemon drizzle traybake would impress Mary Berry, perhaps it’s time for a baking class? The Avenue Cookery School has the perfect class for beginners. What’s more, it’s BYB! Suitable also for vegetarians, this class gives you wonderful tips on executing a number of delicious bakes instructed by a master baker. From perfecting scones to madeleines to Italian coconut macaroons, you’ll be planning your future patisserie yet!
Are you a die-hard urbanite? If you’re not familiar with London’s street art, then you may want to rethink things. Discover some of the city’s hidden masterpieces in East London guided by a local street art expert. As well as marveling at some of the most provocative street art in the world, including art by Banksy, ZABOU, and Jim Vision, you will get a real taste for urban culture while tucking into some amazing street food in Whitechapel.
Are you kidding me? Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has been wowing Londers for some time, but we still bump into people who still haven’t stepped into this immersive experience. So, “Excuse me!”, if you’re one of these people, it’s about time you need to get your tickets to witness a 360º digital art exhibition celebrating the works of Vincent van Gogh. Step into some of the Dutch painter’s paintings, we mean this in a literal sense, thanks to cutting-edge digital projections. Immerse yourself in every brush stroke and striking colour.
Have you ever found yourself on a disastrous date? Try this hilarious evening with Gilli Apter for a truly cathartic experience. The Johannesburg born-and-raised comedian will be taking you on a humorous journey through some relatable dating anecdotes. If you don’t feel like doing something too adventurous like rock climbing or parachuting, this 2-hour popular show will leave you in stiches, the good kind!
We’ve all sketched a bowl of fruit for art class in school or painted the same sad flower. A Neon Naked life drawing class is a whole other thing. Between psychedelic neon lights, reactive body paints, and handcrafted accessories, your creative juices will certainly be flowing. You’ll create glowing drawings using neon pastels and reactive art materials. This one-of-a-kind life drawing session is an ideal place to disconnect away from the hustle and bustle of the city and focus on your artistic side.
10. Dopamine Land
If you haven’t already been to Dopamine Land, here is your sign to book your tickets! It is a multisensory experience combining technology, media, and play. The interactive museum “channels the limitless imagination of your inner child into reality”. Discover these colourful installations on a family day out or for a fun activity with your friends. Pillow fights, infinity digital landscapes, a sky of bubbles, and meditative fire lanterns are just some of the incredible things to see and do to boost your happiness.
The Candlelight series continues to bring its unique experience to London and continues to pay tribute to some of the most popular and influential artists in the world. But more than that, Candlelight concerts provide a unique opportunity to experience the music you love in some of our city’s most unique, beautiful and historic venues. From Southwark Cathedral to Central Hall Westminster, these concerts feature talented musicians recreating legendary music surrounded by breathtaking architecture and a sea of candles.