Learn to DIY locally

Alongside the popularity of do-it-yourself video tutorials and websites like and Pinterest, people are stepping outside of their home to learn a few new skills. Knitting, beading, crafting and painting are all great DIY hobbies to try with many places that offer lessons near your London apartmentPanoramic Properties’ blog team has put together a list of a few local places where you can learn to DIY.


We recently posted three easy beginner’s knitting projects on our blog because knitting has re-emerged as a popular hobby.  Cotton-by-Post / The Wool Boutique (21581 Richmond Street North) is located just thirteen minutes away from our featured Bentley Place (1265-1275 Bentley Drive) apartments and offers knitting, sewing and quilting classes in addition to private lessons. For more information, click here.


Edwards Glass Company (471 Newbold Street) has been around since 1920 and today they teach people how to make their own beautiful stained glass windows and jewellery. They offer a selection of instructional classes for beginners through advanced students in numerous techniques. To learn more about their beading jewellery making, click here and for a calendar of events, click here.


Crafting skills such as scrapbooking, crimping, and card making are extremely great to have, especially with the holidays approaching. Michaels (1737 Richmond Street) is a crafter’s paradise that sells the latest and greatest supplies, in addition to hosting DIY classes. This local store is fourteen minutes away from our Bentley Place (1265-1275 Bentley Drive) apartments. For a calendar of events, click here.


Painting is a hobby that can be learned and loved with the right skills. Bijan’s Art Studio (673 Richmond Street) is located twelve minutes away from our Bentley Place (1265-1275 Bentley Drive) apartments and offers different classes on five days of the week. These include children’s, drop-ins and more. For a schedule, click here.



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