Masterclasses

We all marvel when we see an expert at work, making complex tasks look easy or illustrating their knowledge on various subjects in a meaningful way.


St. James’s Hotel and Club gives you the opportunity to become an expert in some quirky, creative skills. All classes are conducted by experts in their field and include practical demonstrations, the opportunity for questions and a goodie bag to take away. The classes make excellent gifts for friends, family or partners and are perfect for corporate bonding, hen and stag parties.


For reservations or more information, please contact our events team by telephone +44 20 7316 1616 or email events@stjameshotelandclub.com.

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Botanical Gin Masterclass

Looking for a relaxing moment after a hard day at work or perhaps you simply wish to get in touch with your shrinking violet side? Then come and discover a one-of-a-kind Botanical inspired Gin masterclass at the St. James’s Hotel and Club.


Guided by our knowledgeable Bar and Bistro Manager, you will have the opportunity to taste three different Gins with very distinguished flavours, to discover two delicious British tapas from our William’s Bar and Bistro and to indulge in a full Gin & Tonic to conclude your experience.


This masterclass includes:

  • 30 minute masterclass
  • 3 tasting of remarkable Gins
  • Guidance from our expert Bar and Bistro Manager
  • 2 tapas from William’s Bar and Bistro’s Menu
  • One Gin and Tonic


The cost is £49 per person inclusive of VAT and Service Charge.


Reservations must go through the William’s Bar and Bistro Team.

Larger parties may be accommodated in a private dining room.

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Cocktail Masterclass

You are invited to join us at one of our exciting Cocktail Masterclasses. Discover the very finest creative concoctions with tastings, demonstrations and the chance to recreate your all-time favourite cocktails.


The Cocktail masterclasses are ideal for corporate entertainment with a twist, or a more social occasion with friends where you will enjoy a hands-on group tutorial led by our Bar Manager, Gianni Albenese.


The Cocktail masterclasses are suitable for smaller parties and include canapés, welcome drinks and our excellent British Tapas. They are both fun and informative and will begin with a welcome mocktail or tea/ coffee on arrival. Then, while enjoying our delicious British Tapas, learn how to make and shake three signature cocktails (with plenty of tastings along the way) before trying your hand at mixing up your very own.


The cost is £65.00 per person and includes VAT. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill.

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Cheese and Wine Masterclass

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a cheese and wine connoisseur? Here is your chance courtesy of St. James’s Hotel and Club and Cheesemonger Paxton & Whitfield, both situated in the St. James’s London.


This masterclass is designed to introduce cheese and wine enthusiasts to the pairing of some of the best British cheeses, wonderful wines and local seasonal food prepared by Michelin-starred Chef William Drabble.


The masterclass includes:

• A wine and cheese dégustation held by our in-house Head Sommelier

• A three-course lunch by William Drabble, including matching wines and a selection of four British cheeses for dessert

• A goodie bag with a Paxton & Whitfield cheese sample and a half-bottle of wine to take home


The cost is £150 per person and includes VAT.

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Chocolate & Champagne Masterclass

Love chocolate and Champagne? Want to spend time learning from one of the best pastry chefs in London? Fancy cooking behind the scenes in a Michelin-starred kitchen? Look no further, St. James’s Hotel & Club has created the perfect package for you.


“It’s All In The Chocolate & Champagne” will get your creative juices flowing and set your sweet tooth on fire. You will cook under the direction of multiple award-winning pastry chef Steven James, who has worked at some of the UK’s top restaurants and hotels before joining the St. James’s Hotel & Club team. You will also have the rare opportunity to spend time in a Michelin-starred kitchen and learn various mouth-watering recipes to impress family and friends. There will be a host of sweet treats to nibble, and of course, Champagne to drink!


Michelin Star Masterclass – “It’s All In The Chocolate & Champagne” includes:

• One hour masterclass

• A glass of Champagne

• Tuition from an award-winning pastry chef in a Michelin-starred kitchen

• Create three bespoke chocolate recipes

• Ingredients and recipe cards to recreate your chocolate at home

• Additional home-made chocolates to take with you


The cost is £110 per person and includes VAT.

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