Not all schools are about academia - the School of Life based near Russell Square teaches emotional intelligence, meaning that you can attend classes on ethics, staying calm, and choosing a partner. There are more practical subjects too; want to learn how to forage in London for wild herbs and vegetables? There’s a tour where you’ll learn to identify and prepare things like nettles, mushrooms and hawthorn. Or perhaps you want to write the perfect love letter? There’s an evening course on that too. On Sundays they host the ‘Sunday Sermon’, previous hosts have included Mary Ann Hobbs speaking on how her family affected her relationship with music.