CORONAVIRUS. Full information about how we will be operating under Coronavirus in 2022 is here.

Which class might be best for me?

Our main 5-hour classes suit a range of abilities – and because we work with small groups we have the flexibility to answer lots of questions for all levels of barbecue experience. That said, it’s worth bearing the following in mind:

  • Grillmaster Barbecue Class – all about direct grilling. Suitable for all abilities, but especially relative novices, or people who wish to consolidate or fill gaps in their knowledge; we cover fuels, different types of barbecues and all the key grilling techniques.
  • Kamado Masterclass – suitable for all abilities, intended for owners (or prospective owners) of ceramic and Kamado-type barbecues. We cover everything you need to know to get the most out of this style of barbecue.
  • Low and Slow Class – suitable for all abilities, though people often progress to it having done the Grillmaster class previously; this class focuses 100% on indirect cooking and smoking, particularly longer and slower cooking.
  • Texas Barbecue Masterclass – assumes previous experience with indirect barbecue cooking; this class takes the techniques covered in the Low and Slow class and applies them to central Texan cuisine, including dishes which people often find a considerable challenge such as brisket.
How do I find you?

Directions can be found here.

What should I wear/bring to my class?

Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. We do have shelter from rain but are somewhat exposed to the elements – so warm clothes if the weather is inclement, hats/sunglasses if sunny.

We send detailed electronic recipes and notes for everything we cover after the classes but it can be useful to bring a pen and notpad if you like to take your own notes.

Do you only sell tickets for 2+?
No! But we do limit the proportion of spaces for people to come to classes on their own (what we call “solo spaces”). If there is a return to social distancing would severley limit our capacity; to maintain enough flexibility to be able to switch to safely distancing (should it be needed again) we can only accommodate a small number of people attending as individuals at each class.
Can you arrange a class on…?

We can arrange private classes on all sorts of topics that are not covered in our normal programme – and if enough people are interested we may even be able to include it as a future class. Please contact us to see what is possible.

What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy can be found here. In short, if you have booked a space on a class, and cancel at least a fortnight before the class, you’ll get a full refund; if you cancel with less advance warning you’ll get (at worst) a partial refund, or no refund if you cancel with less than 7 days notice.

We understand that problems with getting to a class can arise, so we do everything we can to fill spaces when we get cancellation – and if we can we will give you a full refund, whatever the cancellation notice.

If you have arranged a private hire of the school the cancellation policy if different.

Coronavirus: If a customer develops symptoms of Coronavirus (or is told to isolate due to contact with someone with the virus) shortly before their class we will waive our normal cancellation charges and allow cancellation up until 2.5 hours before the scheduled class start time. To avoid abuse we require documentary evidence before we can rebook or provide a refund (normally in the form of timely confirmation a PCR test has been carried out, or an official notification to isolate).

I have a dietary requirement, can I still come to a class?

We can accommodate most dietary requirements but we need advance written warning (we ask for this as part of our booking procedure).

We are not able to accommodate vegetarians on most of ticketed classes (the exception obviously being the Vegetable Barbecue Class) – the classes are based around animal- and fish-protein so it just is not practical to provide alternatives.

For private class bookings we can plan delicious vegetarian/vegan menus and alternatives to cater for everyone in your group.

Do you sell gift vouchers?

Yes, you can find out all about them and buy them here.

Can you arrange a private class?

Yes, we can arrange private hires of London Barbecue School during our summer season, details of which can be found here.

Who will be teaching my class?

One of our ace team of tutors. They are great at barbecue before they come to work for us, but they also undergo detailled teacher training to ensure that their communication and class structure is top notch, so you can be sure of a great (and enjoyable) learning experience.

I’m coming to a class – can I take photographs/film?

Photographs and short videos are great, as long as they are not for commercial use. We especially like it when people share and tag us (@LondonBBQschool)! If you are taking photos please ensure that it doesn’t interfere with the class’s progress, and be mindful that not everyone will want to be in pictures. Unfortunately we can’t let you film the whole class, or large parts of the class; we do provide detailed notes and recipes so this should not be necessary.

Is there parking at London Barbecue School?

There is no parking right on out site, but there is parking available nearby. The pay and display car parks on Choumert Road and Copeland Road are both free at weekends, and there is on-street pay and display on the roads surrounding us.

Can children take part in classes?

Unfortunately children under the age of 16 are not allowed to take part in classes without our prior agreement. This is due to a licensing condition imposed on us by the local council. Young people aged 16 and 17 are allowed to take part in classes, provided they are accompanied by an adult participant.

Can I bring beer/wine to a class?

BYO is not allowed. We have a licensed bar at the School with a selection of local beers, and a range of good wines.


Join waiting list Enter your email address below and we will contact you if any spaces become available for this class.
Email We will only use your address to contact you in the event that space becomes available for this class. We will not add your address to any regular mailing lists, and will not share your address with anybody else.