Food and drink

Enjoy short courses in wine tasting, beer tasting, cake decorating classes and more... Choose from weekly courses or one-off workshops to help you select wines for every summer dining occasion, or, if you’re a tea lover, why not try a refreshing workshop to learn more about the history and culture behind this popular drink. Courses are delivered by our expert team of tutors.

Contact our wellbeing team on 020 7492 2622 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm.

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  1. A taste of London beer

    Course Date: Tue 14 Mar 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    London is undergoing a huge surge in exciting craft beers, but do you know the difference between ale and lager? Come and taste some great beers and learn about the key styles you can find.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  2. A trip around the world in beer

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Beer is the globe’s third favourite drink after water and tea. Although there are plenty of tastes in common, this session will show you why it’s the differences that make beer really interesting.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  3. Brilliant wines you've never heard of

    Course Date: Fri 10 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 2011, a wine from northern China was judged the world's best red Bordeaux varietal by Decanter's World Wine Awards. Discover other unknown delights like Georgian Saperavi, Turkish Okuzgozu and Sicilian Grillo.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. British royalty and its ales and beers

    Course Date: Fri 2 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    British royalty has always liked its beer right from the Plantagenet Kings paying their soldiers in ale. This session will give you a chance to taste what sort of beer they would have drunk over the ages.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  5. Chile: beyond merlot

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For years home to safe, good value wines, Chile has now found its own style and is producing exciting wines from newly discovered regions and ancient grape varieties. There’s never been a better moment to revisit Chile.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. Cider: the apple of Britain's eye

    Course Date: Wed 31 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Cider has been in Britain since Roman times but there is much more to it than just fermenting apple juice. Find out what cider is all about and learn to drink it like an expert!
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  7. City Lit wine club: Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon

    Course Date: Fri 31 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    No tasting of grape varieties would be complete without the two mightiest and popular noble grapes. Be it chablis, bordeaux, Australia or Chile, you're going to love them.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. City Lit wine club: unusual grapes

    Course Date: Fri 26 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    There are many lesser known varieties that are well worth exploring. This evening will include some of the best.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. Coffee workshop

    Course Date: Sun 5 Mar 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you crazy about coffee? Learn how to make some of your favourite coffees as well as more about the beans that produce them and where they come from. Taste the coffees you make with your fellow amateur coffee connoisseurs.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Food safety in catering: CIEH level 2 award

    Course Date: Sun 2 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about safe food handling and gain a recognised qualification. Ideal for those working in, or with an interest in, catering. You will be assessed by multiple choice exam at the end. Please bring photographic ID. Awarding body: the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.



    Please note: this course is excluded from our usual refund and transfer policy. Please ensure you read the course outline fully to ensure the course is right for you. Transfers are not possible once the course has started.



    Cancellations must be made in writing 21 days before the start of the course to be eligible for a refund and a 20% admin charge will be deducted from the refund amount. Learn about and gain a qualification in safe food handling. Ideal for those working in, or with an interest in, catering. You will be assessed by multiple choice exam at the end. Please bring photographic ID. Awarding body: the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.



    Please note: This course is excluded from our usual refund and transfer policy. Please ensure you read the course outline fully to ensure the course is right for you. Transfers are not possible once the course has started.



    Cancellations must be made in writing 21 days before the start of the course to be eligible for a refund and a 20% admin charge will be deducted from the refund amount.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  11. Gorgeous grenache

    Course Date: Wed 5 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The grape that comes in white and red varieties and even a rare pink one. It makes powerful whites, refreshing but full-bodied reds, superb blends and even delicious sweet wines. Discover grenache with six examples from France, Spain and Australia.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  12. Manage the menopause naturally

    Course Date: Sat 20 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you fed up with menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, low mood, sleep problems and reduced energy? Find out how improving your diet and nutrition may help, and what natural alternatives there are to HRT.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  13. Nutrition for your neurons: brain food

    Course Date: Sat 17 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to feel more energised and motivated? Find out how diet and nutrition can support clear thought, concentration and memory. Discover how you can reduce apathy and protect your brain cells.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  14. Nutrition: an introduction

    Course Date: Sun 23 Apr 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to explore the powerful relationship between diet and wellbeing? On this workshop, you'll discover the impact of food on your health and happiness, and how to improve them through nutrition.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  15. The wines of Provence

    Course Date: Wed 28 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We think of Provence as home to the world’s best rosés, but Provence makes great white and red wines as well. Enjoy our summery selection, chosen to show the region’s versatility.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

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