If my school had been anything like School of Life in London, I would have stayed in school and not bothered to make it in the world. Apart from being a quirky bookshop with a inspirational collection of clever how to do it books and philosophy books the school offers seminars, talks, dinner conversations, how to bake a bread, poetic bicycle rides across London and much more. I love that they sell gigantic Post It notes, “Lonely Planets guide to the Middle of Nowhere” and brilliant quotes from big personalities for sale.
I once did a political course (one night) on how to make a difference and learned a lot. Especially that it requires much more than one night.
School of Life, 70 Marchmont Street. Tube: Russel Square. Tel: 020 7833 1010www.theschooloflife.com