The capital is embracing the festive season with a flurry of creative workshops.


Join Hotel Cafe Royal's florist Jamie Aston and French perfumer Diptyque for an evening wreath-making workshop on 25th November or 2nd December and come away with the most flamboyant and fragrant wreath on the street.

The workshops include a glass of champagne, canapes on arrival, a 190g Diptyque Baies candle and a beautiful wreath made by you, £145.

If that gives you a taste for more, there are table centrepiece workshops too on 9th and 16th December, 10 Air Street, London, W1B 4DY,

See the best ready-made wreaths.


Head to the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour on Monday 2nd December for its Christmas Design Day and see how the design experts style a Christmas table; partake in Christmas Crafting at Julian Chichester, find floral and wreath inspiration at Colefax and Fowler and much much more.

Mince pies, mulled wine, fizz and festive nibbles will be served at the demos, which are free of charge – with donations to Screw Cancer, the charity set up by designer William Yeoward, who recently passed away.

Held at DCCH, Lots Road, London, SW10 0XE. Find out timings and reserve your spot here.


At McQueens Flower School masterclasses you can discover how to make an elegant woodland-style wreath with foraged flora and fragrant greenery. The tutors will demonstrate with foliage found in the wild and help you to make your own festive creation.

Ruinart champagne and Rococo chocolates will be served and the masterclasses, £130, held on 27th November; 4th, 11th and 18th December from 6-9pm.

Morning sessions will be held on 28th and 30th November; 7th, 12th and 14th December, from 10am-1pm and afternoon sessions on 2nd and 19th December from 2-5pm, at Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 0EL. Book here.

Find all you need for Christmas 2019 here.

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites

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