Learn a new talent in London


London is full of amazing sights and historic landmarks, which is why millions of people flock to the city every year. If you’re planning a visit, then you’re sure to be looking for cool things to do in London during your stay. The usual touristy activities like snapping a shot of Big Ben and riding the London Eye are essential if you want to experience Britain’s capital.

However, if you really want to create some great memories and take something away that you’ll never forget, then you should take advantage of the many classes and workshops on offer. Learning a new skill, or having fun trying, will make your trip to London even more special and memorable. Here are some of the best things you can learn and a selection of cool things to do in London while you’re staying at the Montcalm Royal London City.

Pizza Making

Unlock the history of Italy’s culinary secrets by learning how to create perfect pizzas. Learn how to carefully craft the dough and mould into shape, before covering it with your choice of toppings. You will be taught by expert chefs who have spent years perfecting the craft of authentic Italian pizza production. There are intensive courses available for those who really want to develop their skills and become a dough-spinning master.


It seems like most people with a smartphone and an Instagram account consider themselves to be a photographer, but if you want to take your skills to the next level then take a photography course in London. You’ll learn how to get the best angles and perfect composition, which will help you capture the city’s sights at their best and create beautiful mementos. Personal tuition from seasoned professionals will have you snapping amazing shots in no time. Evening classes give you the chance to capture gorgeous images of London as it lights up the night.

Candy creation

If you ever watched Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory as a child then you’ll love the idea of being able to concoct your own candy creations. Unfortunately you won’t get to make a gobstopper that actually lasts forever, but you can conjure up some delicious treats that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Have fun as you spend the day crafting giant lollipops, candy flowers and all sorts of other sugared confectionery. This is a fun-filled experience that the whole family can enjoy together.

Cocktail master

This is perfect for those wannabe bartenders who want to learn how to mix the perfect drinks. Get the mixture just right as you’re taught the secrets behind making amazing cocktails that will have people queuing up for more. If you’re often guilty of tipping a little too much gin in your martini, or overpowering your Mojito with too much mint, then a cocktail mixing class will help you perfect your drink recipes.


You don’t need to have skills equal to Da Vinci to create unique artwork. If you want to get inspired during your trip to London, then a painting class is the perfect way to get your creative juices flowing. Painting courses are a fun way of creating something new and memorable, even if you have no previous experience. Don’t be afraid if you’re a beginner, every artist had to start somewhere and this could be the starting point for you.