Looking for fun activities in London but conscious of being eco-friendly? Then look no further! ELLISS have compiled the best sustainable events and hangout spots in London – Ideal for outings with friends or quirky date ideas!
SAK BEH POTTERY CLASSES – STOKE NEWINGTON
Sak Beh is a pottery studio in Stoke Newington that offers an array of taster, beginner and intermediate classes in making processes such as slab building, coiling and pinching. The classes are small which allow a lot of one-on-one guidance and the clay from the pottery gets recycled and re-used for other projects and classes! This is a great opportunity to do a quirky yet practical activity in a gorgeous contemporary studio space.
DALSTON EASTERN CURVE GARDEN – DALSTON
Tucked away behind Daslton Junction Overground station, this tranquil little garden is a perfect hideaway from the hectic atmosphere of Kingsland Road. Originally railroad tracks connecting Dalston Junction station and the old north London railway, a green space project turned this derelict land into a community garden. The perfect hangout spot for a coffee in the day and chilled out drinks in the evening, all profits from the bar and café go to maintaining the garden which is where all the fresh produce comes from!
T.T LIQUOR COCKTAIL MAKING CLASSES – SHOREDITCH
Fancy trying your hand at cocktail making? T.T Liquor offer fun and interactive classes that have recently been given a green twist with the introduction of eco-friendly vodka bags and boxes to the sessions! The decrease in the energy and carbon emissions from using this alternative packaging is vast so you can feel guilt free whilst making and drinking your very own homemade cocktails behind the contemporary custom built bars!
THE GREENWICH PANTRY VEGAN BAKING CLASSES – GREENWICH
Share your new homemade treats with friends and family in this fun and relaxed vegan baking class at the Greenwich Pantry! The experienced chefs will introduce you to some delicious vegan ingredients and guide you in your quest to master vegan baking. Make irresistible classics from chocolate nutty cookies to sticky toffee puddings in their individual or group classes!
UPCYCLING T-SHIRT WORKSHOP – SHOREDITCH
Sustainable womenswear designer Lydia Bolton has organised an upcycling T-shirt workshop to give you the opportunity to turn your old, unwanted T-shirts into a unique new one! Bolton’s brand is centred around working with discarded sportswear to create cool and contemporary designs, combating the issue of consumption and waste in the fashion and textile industry. This workshop will be a great experience for anyone who is interested in reusing or repurposing unwanted garments, as well as making and wearing a totally unique piece that no one else will have!
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