This is a sponsored article on behalf of Funzing.
Loads of Londoners are sharing their favourite hobbies, skills and adventures, by hosting public events on Funzing. Whether it's learning how to make a traditional dish in someone's kitchen or discovering lesser-known bits of a London borough — there's something for you.
As a special treat, this week Funzing are giving away three pairs of tickets to join a hands-on chocolate masterclass in south London. Find out how to enter below, and read on for more unusual London experiences.
Win a complete chocoholic experience for two
On this half-day heavenly experience, Naz shares her secret tips with you, teaching about the history of chocolate and how to make some gorgeous stuff of your own. You'll make truffles, a handmade chocolate bowl, chocolate cake pops, hot chocolate and no-bake chocolate chip cookies. There will be lashings of tasters along the way, and licking of spoons/bowls is actively encouraged.
What do you need to do to win? Simply tag your favourite choco-loving friend on our Facebook post and tell us why he/she deserves to go with you. The best three entries gets a pair of tickets from Funzing — make sure you submit your comment before Friday at 2pm, when the competition closes.
While you wait to see if you've won, why not try...
This week's suggestions from Funzing includes Brazilian vibes, DIY beauty products and smartphone photography.
1. Matango Supper Club
Enter Carine's kitchen in Brixton and taste traditional dishes from her homeland, Cameroon. Her Matango Supper Club, whose name comes from the traditional Cameroonian wine produced from palm trees, focuses on a different culinary culture every month. This time expect exquisite tastes from African's most fertile land — including avocado and prawn salad, white fish steamed in banana sauce, mango sorbet and much more. £35, 12 November from 7.30pm-10pm
2. Handmade soaps and bathbombs workshop
Join Naz and her mother at this hands-on workshop where you'll learn how to create different types of soap over three hours. You'll leave with your hands full of a variety of scented creations, including traditional soap, coloured soap, jelly soap, aromatherapy oil soap, bath salt bars and bath bombs. Perfect for a special treat or a thoughtful Christmas present. £29, 14 and 28 November from 10am-1pm
3. Brazilian London
Did you know there's a Brazilian pub just south of the Thames? Join tour guide Claudia for a different look at our city, discovering its connection with the Brazilian and Portuguese communities. Find out where to drink the best caipirinha in London (and sample some of it), tuck into delicious snacks and learn some samba moves! £25, 14 and 28 November from 2.30pm-5pm
4. 90s-style house party
Can't wait till the weekend? Ed is throwing a massive 90s-style party in a cool Notting Hill location. There'll be a whole load of 90s-themed treats including Spice Girls tunes, vintage games, themed cocktails and sweets. Your £7 ticket includes a complimentary drink plus sweets and nibbles. £7, 18 November from 7pm-12am
5. Fire, pestilence and plague London
Expert tour guide Andrew takes you through the darker side of our city. Starting from Pudding Lane, where the Great Fire of London was ignited, to Pye Corner, where it ended, you’ll encounter mass graveyards from the Plague, bomb damage from the Blitz and execution sites from medieval times. Free, various dates including 15 November and 22 November from 2.30pm-4.30pm
6. Smartphone photography experience
We rarely think about smartphones as a valid photographic tool, but that's not to say they can't be. Join professional photographer Becky for a four-and-half hour walk where she'll teach you how to use your smartphone camera to great effect — and you'll discover great off-beaten perspectives too. £55, 14 November from 2pm-6pm
Do you have an amazing hobby, professional skill, passion or interest you'd like to share with other people? Host your own local event on Funzing — find out more on their website.