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 trip around the world in beer

    Course Date: Wed 25 Oct 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, you will find out why it’s the differences that make beer really interesting.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. An introduction to the world of tea

    Course Date: Sun 13 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the history of tea and tea culture, from its origins in China to its place in society today. Sample teas from around the world and follow a Chinese tea ceremony demonstration.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Bordeaux without breaking the bank

    Course Date: Wed 16 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We all think that Bordeaux wines must be expensive – yet this large region produces lots of inexpensive, well-made white and red wines – the trick is knowing where to look! We will show you how to find them.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  4. Bring on the bubbles: the secret of sparkling wines

    Course Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover what puts the bubbles into bubbly as we taste through eight sparklers from prosecco, cava, cremant, champagne and new world. We look at different methods of production and how they shape flavour and fizz.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the wines of the Southern Rhone

    Course Date: Tue 15 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Famous in France and beyond, Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the icon of the southern Rhone - a region which also offers great value whites and reds in the Cotes du Rhone category at everyday prices.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. Chocolate tasting

    Course Date: Sun 19 Nov 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the 'food of the gods' with its magical properties that have kept us addicted over thousands of years. Indulge yourself in sumptuous, slow and sensory chocolate tasting – just like the professional chocolate judges!
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. Christmas beer tasting

    Course Date: Wed 20 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The richness of beer provides a great alternative to hot chocolate for keeping out the cold. This training course will cover a whole range of beers suitable for Christmas and they are not all dark!
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. Christmas crackers: festive wine

    Course Date: Fri 15 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Which wine will go best with your Christmas dinner? Try a selection of red, white and sparkling wine to make sure the holidays are a success.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  9. Coffee workshop

    Course Date: Tue 24 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you crazy about coffee? Learn how to make some of your favourite coffees as well as finding out 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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  10. Fantastic fizz

    Course Date: Fri 17 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover what puts the bubbles into bubbly as we taste our way through eight sparklers from prosecco, cava, cremant, champagne and new world. We look at different methods of production and how they shape flavour and fizz.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  11. French wines & cheese

    Course Date: Fri 2 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover life beyond cheese and red wine as we explore some of the many different classic pairings of cheese and wine throughout France’s many regions. We’ll taste a range of wine -dry whites, light reds, sweet white and rich reds with an interesting variety of cheeses. Consider any ALLERGIES; details in the outline.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  12. Introduction to tea

    Course Date: Fri 11 Aug 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this fun interactive class, explore why we love tea so much. Introducing its history, diverse culture, production and differences between teas. Learn what makes the perfect cuppa and get hands-on tasting.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  13. Italy's Adriatic: the softer side

    Course Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Italy’s Adriatic coastline is home to some delicious and little-known wines. Its warmer climate allows different grapes to grow well, creating wines unique to this region. We explore a lovely selection of eight wines.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. Nutrition for families

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out which fats and oils are good for you and how to improve your cholesterol levels. Learn about the dietary needs of children, teenagers, adults and the elderly. Understand food labelling and lots more.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £101.00

  15. Nutrition for your neurons: brain food

    Course Date: Sat 5 Aug 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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 protect your brain cells from memory loss and dementia. Suitable for all ages.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

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