7 Last-Minute Ideas For This Weekend In London

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7 Last-Minute Ideas For This Weekend In London

Produced in partnership with Funzing.

Sample east London's best craft beers

Looking for some weekend fun? We came up with some ideas while browsing Funzing, the online community where you can find plenty of informal and quirky events hosted by local Londoners.

1. Jump your way to fitness

Trampolining is a low-impact, high-energy activity that burns calories and gives you a good giggle at the same time. This one-hour lesson takes place in Finchley and is led by Andrea, whose jumping expertise comes all the way from the Czech Republic. £12, 16 January from 9.30am
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2. Admire London landmarks by bike

If your New Year's resolution is to do more cycling, here's one for you. Join Jess and her cycling crew for an alternative tour around Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the West End. Your hosts will share fascinating facts about the city's history and sights as you pedal. £24/£22, 16 January from 10.30am

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3. Discover east London's best craft beer

Walk the streets of Brick Lane and Spitalfields guided by expert tour guide Gary and stop along the way to sample some of the best locally-brewed beers. You'll discover the history and culture of east London as well as visiting some of the best pubs in the area, from original Victorian gems to modern bars. Tour price includes four delicious craft beers. £30, 16 January from 11am

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4. Learn to dance Kizomba

Learn how to dance Kizomba, a traditional style of music and dance from Angola, and meet people from different cultures. Your evening will be curated by Syed and includes a Kizomba class with professional teachers followed by live DJs, so you can practise what you've learned. £10, 16 January from 8pm

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Customise your phone case and create a pair of personalised headphones with Naz

5. Customise your mobile phone case

Looking to give a personal touch to your beloved smartphone? Let craft queen Naz teach you how to customise your mobile phone and create personalised cases. You'll leave the lesson with three different customised cases and a pair of personalised headphones. £29, 17 January from 10am

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6. Explore the area around Fleet Street

Join Katie, the creator of Look Up London, on a 90 minutes walking tour from Temple station to (the original) Temple Bar, journeying down historic Fleet Street and its hidden side streets. Listen to tales of disgruntled writers, murderous villains and pet parrots. £12/£10, 17 January from 11am

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7. Join a healthy supper club

If you're looking to change your food habits in the new year, join Hakim for a unique cooking class and food experience. You'll learn how to cook without oils and fats and how to save money on your grocery spend. Plus you'll get to eat your healthy creations. £10, 17 January from 12.30pm

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Explore the area around Fleet Street with an expert tour guide

Find more London experiences with Funzing through their website, Twitter and Facebook page.

Feeling inspired to share your hobby, professional skill or talent? You can become a host and promote your own event on Funzing — find out more on their website.

Last Updated 15 January 2016