Is there parking?
Yes, we have free all day street parking during weekends on our street, Gransden Avenue. On weekdays evenings the street parking is free from 6:30pm.
Where is Bonds Hackney?
Our store and studio is located right by London Fields station.
Earl of East London Studio at bonds. Hackney - 5a Gransden Avenue, London, E8 3QA
How do I get to your studio?
We are a 2 minute walk from London Fields station and a 7 minute walk from Hackney Central Station. The Victoria line and the overground are the best links from Central London. There are plenty of bus stops on Mare Street, right by the studio.
Can I bring a +1 to the workshop?
We have space to accommodate workshop attendees only as we aim for our guests to feel involved during our workshops. We do have a coffee seating area situated in our store, outside of the studio, a space perfect to chill out with a coffee.
Can I book into the BYO without attending the Beginners?
We ask our guests to attend a Beginner’s workshop before jumping into the Blend Your Own class, this ensures everyone already has the foundation skills of candle making and any questions asked will have hopefully been answered in the first class.
Can I take my candle home straight after the workshop?
Your candle will need to set overnight in our studio. You can then pop by and collect your candle within 2 weeks of your workshop, or we can send your candle to you with signed delivery.
Can I choose what scent I get to make in the Beginner’s class?
You will have a choice of 2 contrasting scents from our core range during your workshop.
Do you serve food and drinks?
On arrival you will receive a glass of Prosecco and water. You can of course buy a hot beverage from our coffee bar within bonds. Hackney. As for food, we do not serve any food in-store.
Where can I grab lunch after the workshop?
We are surrounded by lots of great coffee shops and markets. Earl of East started out at Netil Market, just off Mare Street, this is a great market for food and treasures. On a Saturday Broadway Market offers brilliant street food, this is a 5 minute walk through London Fields park.
Is your studio wheelchair accessible?
We have plenty of space to access wheelchairs.
How long does each workshop last?
Both our Beginner’s and Blend Your Own workshops last approximately 90 minutes. We ask for you to arrive 5 minutes early to ensure we can start on time and get candle making!
Do you allow late comers?
Unfortunately we can’t accept late comers under any circumstances, so please do arrive 5- 10 minutes early.
What happens if I can’t attend the workshop I booked?
As mentioned in our Ts&Cs, please note workshops bookings are strictly non refundable, however in the event that you can no longer attend a class you can rebook on to one of our next available sessions by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that class changes are made at least 7 days before your booked slot. If you book within 7 days of the event our cancellation terms still apply.
Can I join even if I’m not 18?
We recommend our workshop attendees be 16+
If this is the case, please also be accompanied by an adult attendee.
Where do you sell the materials you use? Can an you tell us where to get them from?
You will receive an email with a breakdown of the class and links to some materials and equipment we discuss throughout the workshop.
What’s the maximum group size?
We open our workshops to maximum of 14 people, but do accommodate a few more occasionally. In Hackney we can run private workshops for up to 35 guests.
Can I book in a private event?
Absolutely! Send us an email to talk more about private bookings - email@example.com
Can I bring my own oils?
We have plenty of oils to offer so you won’t need to bring your own.
Can I bring my own vessel?
For the Beginner’s class we only pour in our signature amber jar vessel. However, if you wanted to bring your own vessel to the Blend Your Own workshop, just let us know in advance so we can choose which wick would be compatible with your size vessel.
Can I bring my own food/ drinks?
We offer refreshments in our Beginner’s class & you can purchase hot drinks from our coffee bar. As for food, we'd recommend not bringing anything along, as it's a pretty hands-on experience.
Do you have a bathroom?
We do have a bathroom accessible to our workshop guests.
Are there any differences between the Hackney and Kings Cross Beginner's workshops?
There are no differences in the content of the workshop in each of our spaces. Hackney is a great choice if you want to make a weekend day out of it, with lots of markets all around the London Fields area, including Netil market where Earl of East started out. Our Kings Cross space is great for an evening in the city, there's plenty of bars and restaurants in the Coals Drop Yard facility.