SKYLON COCKTAIL CLASSES
Jazz up your Monday and join in Skylon’s cocktail classes. Learn how to make the perfect Manhattan cocktail with mixologist Zoran Peric and evoke old school New York glamour against the London skyline. These drop-in classes are informal, so brush up your classic cocktail skills before taking dinner in the restaurant, or staying for drinks afterwards.

7 November, 6.30-9pm, Skylon, Royal Festival Hall, SE1 8XX, www.skylon-restaurant.co.uk

MACAROONS IN THE CITY
Ladurée, the Parisian boutique of treats and luxury pastries, opens on Cornhill today. Enjoy their lauded double-decker macaroons, chocolates, pastries, tea and preserves in an opulent tea-house setting. Also available will be toiletries, fragrances and candles.

14 Cornhill, EC3V 3ND, 020 7283 2161

CHARITY CONFERENCE TO HELP FAMILIES WITH AUTISM
London-based charity MEfA Montessori is holding a one day conference for parents and professionals. Results of the charity’s Play Therapy Early Intervention project will be presented at the conference – an initiative that includes a postgraduate CPD course in Special Education. The charity aims to educate on the condition, which has increased 25 times over the last 30 years, and is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families with autism.

5 November, Mycenae House, Blackheath, contact Wendy Fidler on 07710 433 994 for details, www.montessorieducationforautism.com