BicyclesLondon Bike HubThe London Bike Hub offers support and guidance to residents, workers and students to maintain their bikes. The London Bike KitchenThe London Bike Kitchen is a mechanic owned & operated open DIY workshop. In the current climate they’re only servicing bikes for people so check back at a later date for their hands-on courses or you can learn how to do a range of repairs online, visit the website and check out recordings of past classes under ‘online classes’.Cycle ConfidentCycle Confident regularly run two types of Maintenance course:
1. Basic Maintenance Course – If you want to know how to keep a bike in good working order. Learn how to fix a puncture, adjust brakes, index gears and lubricate your chain correctly. 2. Advanced Maintenance course
Provides more complex skills. Learn how to replace cables, adjust headsets, service hubs and replace a chain.look mum no hands!This basic bicycle maintenance course will teach you the fundamentals of bicycle repair.
Course master Digger will instruct on wheel removal and replacement, puncture repair (2 methods), bike roadworthy-ness assessment, brake block replacement and brake set-up, cable maintenance, gear adjustment and more. You’ll walk away at the end of the session knowing all the different aspects of your bicycle and how to do basic maintenance.BikeworksTake your bike from beginners maintenance to advanced specialist courses.
ElectricalsWest Central London FixersBrings together community volunteer repairers and the community to fix their electronics for free.Hackney FixersHackney Fixers aim to promote electrical and electronic repair in Hackney as an alternative to growing mountains of waste and consumption. Their next event is planned for 2021, so sign up to their newsletter to stay in the loop.The Good Life CentreThe Good Life Centre runs a 2.5 hour introductory workshop to help you learn the first principles of electrics in the home. Carshalton CollegeIf you’re looking for a course that’ll get you started in an electrical repairs career.School of Mobile Technology LondonRun basic phone-fixing courses to advanced laptop repair courses.The Knowledge AcademyThe Knowledge Academy have a virtual platform which allows you to sit their courses from home with a live instructor. You can also join classroom courses if you prefer.
HomewarePetit MiraclesPetit Miracles offer a range of workshops and programmes to teach disadvantaged adults and people with disabilities the skills to upcycle and mend furniture. The Goodlife CentreThe Goodlife Centre runs an assortment of courses, from furniture restoration to woodwork.Shoreditch Design RoomsShoreditch Design Rooms run upholstery courses with expert teachers which also leave room for creativity and innovation. You can choose from rigorous diplomas and training courses to leisurely evening classes.The School of StuffThe School of Stuff runs courses in upholstery, cabinet making, furniture restoration, furniture history and anything and everything related to furniture. They keep classes small and teaching is rigorous but informal. All their teachers are skilled practitioners and courses range from a day to two years.
TextilesEaling Repair CaféThe Ealing Repair Café encourages the mending of clothes and textiles with friendly volunteers to help you gain the skills repair textiles. Sew It With LoveRun sewing classes and 1 to 1 tutorials.ObbyObby has loads of different classes you can browse, from sewing for absolute beginners to garment – making.FabricationsBarley runs lots of different classes and workshops and can also make or alter clothes for you.The Good Life CentreThe Good Life Centre run a variety of classes and courses, from sewing to furniture-upcycling!
OtherThe RemakeryA not-for-profit co-operative work space for artists, local residents and enterprises to breathe new life into things, foster new skills and explore zero waste systems.RePurposeRePurpose take donated items and restore, repair and upcycle them, diverting pre-loved items from landfill and selling them on to provide vital funds to support the Greenwich & Bexley Hospice.