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Fun Classes for Expats Living in London

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Once you've arrived in London, here are some classes to consider taking to help you meet people and get settled in to your new life abroad.

London, a vibrant and culturally diverse capital, offers a plethora of classes for English-speaking adults, including expats and digital nomads. Whether you're looking to hone a new skill, dive into the local culture, or simply meet like-minded individuals, the city has something for everyone. From cooking workshops that tantalize your taste buds to language courses that help you navigate the local lingo, and from creative arts to the fine appreciation of wine, London's class scene is as varied as its population. Engaging in these classes can be a fantastic way to integrate into the community, expand your social network, and add an enriching dimension to your London experience.

Leiths School of Food and Wine

Type of Class(es): Cooking and Wine Tasting
Location: 16-20 Wendell Road, London
Website: www.leiths.com

Leiths offers a range of cooking classes for all levels, from enthusiastic beginners to aspiring chefs. Their wine tasting courses are also perfect for those looking to deepen their understanding of viticulture and oenology. The hands-on approach ensures a delightful and educational experience.

The Language Gallery

Type of Class(es): Language Courses
Location: Various locations in London
Website: www.thelanguagegallery.com

With a focus on practical language skills, The Language Gallery offers courses in English that cater to all proficiency levels. Their interactive classes are designed to get students speaking and using the language confidently in real-life situations.

City Lit

Type of Class(es): A wide range of adult education courses
Location: 1-10 Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London
Website: www.citylit.ac.uk

City Lit provides an extensive catalogue of courses, including arts, culture, and humanities. Whether you're interested in creative writing, photography, or history, City Lit offers a welcoming environment for adult learners of all backgrounds.

London Jewellery School

Type of Class(es): Jewellery Making
Location: Hatton Garden, London
Website: www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk

At the London Jewellery School, you can learn the art of jewellery making from experienced professionals. Classes range from beginner workshops to advanced techniques, allowing you to craft your own beautiful pieces.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

Type of Class(es): Wine and Spirit Education
Location: 39-45 Bermondsey Street, London
Website: www.wsetglobal.com

WSET offers globally recognized education and qualifications in wines, spirits, and sake for enthusiasts and professionals alike. Their courses are designed to suit all levels of knowledge and experience.

London Cookery School

Type of Class(es): Cooking Classes
Location: Holloway Road, London
Website: www.londoncookeryschool.co.uk

Specializing in a variety of cuisines, London Cookery School provides hands-on cooking classes in a fun and informal setting. It's a great way to learn new recipes and cooking techniques while meeting fellow food enthusiasts.

The London Artisan

Type of Class(es): Art and Craft Workshops
Location: Old Truman Brewery, London

The London Artisan offers workshops in various crafts, including textiles, ceramics, and printmaking. These classes are perfect for those looking to explore their creative side in a supportive and inspiring environment.

London School of Photography

Type of Class(es): Photography Courses
Location: 21-31 New Inn Yard, London
Website: www.londonschoolofphotography.com

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced photographer, the London School of Photography offers courses that cover various aspects of photography, from the basics to advanced techniques, helping you to capture the world through your lens.

London Drawing

Type of Class(es): Drawing and Painting Classes
Location: Various locations in London
Website: www.londondrawing.com

London Drawing is a collaboration between professional artists offering high-quality drawing and painting classes. These classes are open to all, aiming to make art accessible and to provide a platform for everyone to express their creativity.

London School of Mosaic

Type of Class(es): Mosaic Art Classes
Location: Ludham Basement, London
Website: www.lsomosaic.com

At the London School of Mosaic, you can learn the ancient art of mosaic making. The school offers a range of courses for all abilities, from one-day workshops to longer courses, where you can create your own mosaic pieces.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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