Like most people, we love a good party, especially now the nights are so much more deliciously longer. But sometimes we also like to learn a few new skills, meet some likeminded souls and explore the more conscious side of kink by attending workshops and munches.

Here’s a pick of some of the more mind-expanding events in London that you could head along to and learn a few new tricks. And after you’re finished, why not book a session at The Serpent Rooms for you and a special friend to explore your skills…

1 December

Coco de Mer Salons – Seductress in the Bedroom
7-9pm, £95, Soho

Burlesque star Miss Polly Rae has been thrilling audiences with her alluring brand of striptease for over 10 years. Well versed in the art, she excels in inspiring women to release their sexual inhibitions in a practical way that you can call on, time and time again.

Throughout the course of the Salon, you will explore your seduction techniques and learn the art in a relaxed, interactive environment, with plenty of Coco de Mer lingerie on hand to inspire and delight.

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2 December

Take the Reigns (weekend-long event)
2-3 December, £260-£180, Stoke Newington

Take an exhilarating journey into female erotic leadership and become the authentically dominant woman you’ve always dreamed of being. Join Marti at her first solo London workshop in London: a brand-new, carefully-tailored journey into power and surrender. They’ll use BDSM as a tool and explore its infinite depths to find the kind of empowerment which can reach way beyond your sex-life. Take The Reins is an invitation to take life into your own hands and take responsibility for your boundaries, pleasure and wellbeing.

This workshop is for women and all those with other identities such as non-binary and gender fluid, who are also subject to the challenges associated with being read as female in the world.

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3 December

London Alternative Market
12pm – 10.30pm, varies, The City

Back once again is everyone’s favourite shopping spot, the London Alternative Market or LAM for short. There will be stalls, stands and every manner of trader supplied with everything for all your kinky needs. Take part in the free prize draw, try some cake, meet like minded kinksters and stay for the afterparty…

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9 December

Under 35s munch
6-11pm, free, The City

The popular London Under 35s weekend drinkies crowd are busy again, inviting all friendly kinksters to come down, drink, eat and have fun with the loveliest crowd going. Everyone is welcome regardless of age, if your partner is under 35 and you are over, you’re still welcome to join.

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10 December

Peer rope sutton
2-7pm, £10, Sutton

A Sutton-based rope jam with plenty of floor space and multiple suspension points, heavy mats, rope and safety bits to buy and D620 will be able to take you through safety and rope basics, while Plus_1 and dilligaff will be around to lend some sage like advice for shibari.

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21 December

Wagging tails, wet noses
7-9.30pm, free, Warren Street,

This is the the munch for anyone who loves coffee, cake and pet play, so come on down if you like dressing as an adorable animal and getting cuddles, drinking coffee and eating cake whilst petting some nuzzly creatures, or you just want to relax after a long day of work!

Spend this evening in your finest pet play attire, and forget that you have work the next day and come along to Coffee, Cake and Kisses for a night of puuuuurfection!!! (Sorry, had to be done!)

Fun and games start officially at 7pm, but feel free to come early for some wonderful food and lovely service!

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