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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 & 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 (0) 20 7316 1616 or email events(at)


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 one of our experienced and skilful Bar team members.

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 15% service charge will be added to the bill.



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.



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 one of our experienced and skilful Bar team members, 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 course
  • 3 tastings of renowned gins
  • Guidance by our competent bar and bistro manager
  • 2 tapas from William's Bar & Bistro Menu
  • A gin and tonic

The cost is £49 per person including VAT and service charge.

Reservations must be made through the William's Bar and Bistro team.

Larger groups can be accommodated in a private dining room.