Get your earmuffs, wooly hats and cosy socks out of the cupboard - it's starting to feel really Christmassy here in old London town!

And before you tut and mutter something Scrooge-y under your breath because I mentioned Christmas in mid-November, I happen to have seen the Coca-Cola 'Holidays are coming!' advert on TV already this year, so I'm now officially allowed to start talking about it!

The race is now on to find the best pressies you can find. However, be warned, Central London is already starting to get pretty busy with frantic shoppers lining Regents St and Oxford St seven days a week.

So if you're stuck on deciding what presents to buy this Christmas and can't bear the crowds on the street, then why not treat your friends and family to a cookery lesson (or two) at School of Wok!

Gift certificates for SOW classes make excellent presents: you'll be able to pay for (or contribute to) cookery lessons, leaving them the choice of what tickles their taste buds the most. Also, vouchers are valid for 12 months so they'll be able to book a class whenever it suits them best.

With dozens of different lessons on offer – from 1-hour Quick Fire Wok sessions to 3-hour Dim Sum Masterclasses to our full-day Flavours of China tour around Chinatown – they won't be disappointed.

What's more, everyone's going to want to start practising their cooking skills with the other 'big event' just around the corner (Chinese New Year!).

If you're still unsure, then pop by for a demo session at the school in Covent Garden for a free glass of wine and some tasty treats.

Check out the CLASSES page for more details on demos or any of the courses that we have available.