Teapot Storytelling Afternoon Tea Week

Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (13th-17th August)
Location  Gloucester Ave, Regents Canal NW1 8JD London
11-1pm, 1-3pm and 3pm-5pm

Storytelling is a great way to communicate with children, creative and interactive way of teaching. And they love it.
We wanted a theme that will bring generations together, the love for the old and new. Many of us probably remember our Grandma drinking their tea from her favourite cup and a tea pot.
This inspiring 3 sessions will hopefully get you interested in a fine bone china crockery designs based on the book 'Little Blue' by Gaye Chapman. You will never look at a plate or a tea pot the same way again. After the story we will get into the practical part of the session and paint our own design on a paper plate or a tea cup to take home.

TICKETS £15 from Eventbrite


An afternoon tea and all materials provided. Tickets £15 per person. It is a family event, recommended for children 3+
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Pasta cooking classes with Vicky

SUNDAY 5th August 4pm-7pm Paddington W2
SUNDAY 9th September 4pm-7pm Kings Cross N1C

Vicky is back with her bottomless pasta and secrets from her Italian kitchen. Vicky's cooking classes are very popular events to socialise, have fun and learn how to make pasta.
We kick off with a drink and introduce ourselves. Then everyone prepares the dough from scratch, mixing it and working it into the selected shape. At the end of the workshop, you eat what you prepared.
The ingredients, aprons and equipment provided.
The classes are an amazing hands-on activity – everyone will get involved with the dough.This is an event suitable for adults for a group booking or individuals.
There is an option for vegans, vegetarians, halal, kosher (please mention when booking a workshop and we can discuss)"
What do you learn?

  • How to correctly knead the pasta dough
  • How many minutes you should knead the dough for to obtain a smooth and elastic dough
  • What kind of flours you should use for a perfect dough
  • How to shape the dough to obtain the desired type of pasta

To book please contact Vicky on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via ticketing link



 Mermaids on the Regent's canal Kids Party

Sunday 28th July 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm location Little Venice, Rowington Close, Grand Union canal, London W25TF
Sunday 5th August 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm location Paddington station, Grand Union canal, London W2 6EY
Saturday 12th August 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm location Chalk Farm, Gloucester Ave, Regent's canal, London NW1 8JD

If you are a little Mermaid you will love this under the sea themed crafty party. We will be making head bands using real pearls, dry star fish and sea shells to crown our heads. Dressed up as a Mermaid or a Pirate we will be watching out for sharks, dolphins and sea lions. Maybe we will even find a Nemo! It is a funny Kids party with games and activities. Parents can unwind with a cuppa and join the fun.
It's the best birthday party theme and now is open to the public so anyone can join in, group bookings welcome.
£15 per child includes materials and light snacks and drinks. Two session to choose from on the day.

We recommend the first one for younger children 3-5year old and the second one for 6-10year old.
Come dressed up as a mermaid but please don't worry if you don't have an outfit we have plenty of accessories and props for funny pictures.

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Mother's Day  'My Mum is top Flamingo!'

Sunday 11th March 11am- 7pm, Paddington W2 6EY


We will welcome you with a Hawaiian Lei and float your imagination on our sweet adventure.

With dancing flamingos we will be making candy floss, smoothies, Sundaes and anything that is sweet and edible will be on the floating table.

Creative arts and crafts to take home including decorating sunglasses.

Funny games to keep your lips and feathers pink.

Let's flamingle in the photo booth to remember this year's Mother's day.

Your hosts will make sure you will always look on the PINK side of life from now on.

£5 per person includes sweet table all you can eat

Places are limited to 14 flamingos per hour please book your time slot in advance by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Elizabeth 07809613379




Holiday time Mindfulness for families with Veronique Ryan

Sunday 17th December 2017, Little Venice, Rembrandt Gardens, London W2 1XB

11.00am- 12.00pm  age 3-5 year old
12.30pm- 1.30pm  age 6-10 year old
2.00pm- 3.00pm  age 10-15 year old
3.30pm- 4.30pm  families / French families
£10 per guest, a family of 4  £30

5pm-7pm Women circle of light, £20


TICKETS in advance from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holiday-time-mindfulness-cultivating-our-inner-light-tickets-40142934598

3-5 years old
a playful introduction to mindfulness practice following the theme of the light and the holiday season. Each child will have a chance to discover what is in his/her heart and connect to the joy of the season. Moments of awareness, quiet time and joyful expression will be encouraged and explored.

6-10 years old
an hour-long introduction to mindfulness practice exploring the light available in the holiday season. Each young person will be invited to express her/his expectations of the holiday season and discover the wealth that already exists within. Moments of joyful presence, light guided meditation and transformative reflection will be offered during the hour.

10-15 years old
an hour-long introduction to mindfulness practice. Each teen will be invited to practice various ways to quickly restore a sense of peace and wellbeing. These simple and practical methods will become invaluable tools when faced with challenging life situations and perhaps difficult emotions. The best holiday gift you can give your growing child.

Enfants de tous âges
Une introduction d’une heure à la pratique de la pleine conscience. En cette période parfois agitée de fêtes de fin d’année, chaque enfant sera invité a découvrir sa propre richesse intérieure dans une atmosphère ouverte, méditative et joyeuse. Il fera l’expérience de moments de méditation et de gratitude tout en assimilant quelques méthodes faciles et pratiques pour rester présent dans sa vie de tous les jours. Un beau cadeau à offrir!

Aucune expérience préalable n’est nécessaire. £10 par personne

An hour-long introduction to the practice of mindfulness in your everyday family life. Would you like to increase the feelings of openness, understanding, listening and peaceful living in your home? What about learning a few simple and practical methods to bring more presence and awareness into the family routine? What about creating together a mindful plan and rejoice deeply in the light of the holiday season?

No previous experience needed. £30 per family of four or £10 per person or extra child

Women circle of light
An invitation to reflect together on the holiday season in a quiet meditative and transformative way. We will find out what mechanisms may be tipping us off balance or bringing us a sense of stress or overwhelm. We will discover how we can restore our body to a deep state of peace, gratitude and renewed health while focusing on our inner light.

You may have found the best gift of this holiday season to offer to a loved one! Come with a friend if you wish.
No previous experience needed. Two-hours programme. £20/person

Living a mindful life is not about WHAT I do but HOW I choose to do it”

Véronique Ryan has been successfully teaching mindfulness and meditation for all ages, in private practice and schools since 2011. Her life-long passion for healing started in conventional medicine and is now focussed on the more subtle principles of energy and sound healing.




SOAP Making Workshop

Holistic Health: Nutrition - Herbs - Ointments - Soap

SATURDAY 12th August, Location Victoria Park, The Regents Canal, E2 9JQ London

We always learn while having fun and this concept is designed to give you a professional knowledge as well as fulfil the need to learn a new skill. It is perfect for those who love to make their own gifts for friends and family or just show love to yourself and have a relaxing bath with your new hand made soap. You will get inspired by the waterway setting as we host our events on board a beautiful boat The Floating Showroom. It could be a great addition to your birthday party, hen party, baby shower or a team away day.
We will have 3 hours to learn the theoretical part as well as get messy with our own designs. You will be served tea/ coffee and healthy snacks. We will explore the history and basic chemistry of soap making, Sodium Hydroxide and Safety, prepare moulds, calculate the capacity of your chosen mould. We will look in detail at the different consistencies of the ingredients and discuss how this will affect the finished bars of soap. Learn what additives such as flowers, seeds, oats, oxides, herbs, spices and clays to use, colour your natural soaps, add nutrient oils for various skin conditions and add pure essential oils for that beautiful finish. You will learn how to formulate a recipe and understand the SAP calculator and SAP Values. A touch on storing and packaging of the soaps will close this workshop. You will leave the session inspired, skilled and confident to make your own products. We are aiming to make 3 bars during the one session and it's yours to take home.

To join us please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Comic Workshops for Children

Thursdays 4pm-6pm

10th August Kings Cross, The Regents Canal, London N19AG
17th August Victoria Park, The Regents Canal, London E2 9JQ
24th August Mile End Park, The Regents Canal, London E3 5BE

Each workshop can be treated as a one off or for the best results we recommend you commit to the full 3 sessions
£20 per child per session (with siblings discount £15)
To book please email Eli to events@thefloatingshowroom.com or call 07809613379

Sara Pittaluga, has a background in communication, illustration, teaching and workshop leading. Her work explores new ways to inspire people to express themselves, mainly through illustration and storytelling. She has got an MA in sensory design from Università dell’Immagine in Milan.

 Royal Teas

Saturday 8th July, Grand Union Canal, Paddington basin,

Sessions every hour from 10am, 11am, 12am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.


The themed tea room infamously renowned around the globe after its opening in Diamond Jubilee year, 2012, is coming to London for one day only.

Monarchist, Anita Atkinson, who founded the tea room in a small village near her home in County Durham, will entertain with music, Royal recordings and a humorous talk about the Monarchy – everything you wish you knew but don’t – including her meetings with senior members of the Royal Family.

You will enjoy home-made cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam, finger sandwiches and all the tea (or coffee) you can drink.

Anita, who features in the Guinness Book of Records with her huge collection of Royal memorabilia covering six reigns, is an expert on the history of the modern-day Monarchy, from Queen Victoria to the present day. She has been giving hilarious talks and after-dinner speeches for over 30 years.

£20 per person and available to book by telephoning Anita on 07798748828 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please visit the websites at http://royalteasuk.co.uk/royal-teas-comes-to-london/

You can purchase your tickets here


Children's Tea Party at the Origami Poetry Cafe with the Poet Rachel Sambrooks

(half term activity)

Thursday 1st June and Friday 2nd June
11am-1pm and 2pm- 4pm (maximum 12 children per session)
Location Victoria Park, Regent's canal, Approach Road E2 9JQ

Origami Poetry Cafe invites on board the whole family for this colourful Children's Tea party experience. Hop aboard The Floating Showroom to enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the Regent's canal and learn how to fold some adorable origami models. Our Poet on board will be writting poems while you wait.

£15 per child includes a personalised poem, origami workshop, and snacks such as savory buns, cakes and cupcakes with a pot of tea. And a Goody Bag!
Using a scented and colourful paper we will be folding lions, elephants, giraffes and monkeys and fit them all on a giant origami boat!
Recommened age 5+

You can purchase tickets here https://lineupnow.com/event/childrens-tea-party

Rachel Sambrooks is a writer for adults and children, with credits on BBC Radio and a published collection of children’s poems, and she is also a performer of comedy and spoken word.
Walk-ins welcome if we still have the capacity but pre-bookings are highly recommended.

Please email us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text Elizabeth 07809613379



Origami Poetry Cafe


 Origami Poetry Cafe

An Afternoon Tea with the Poet in the Origami Garden. Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show     

For pre-booking please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or txt Elizabeth 07809613379

 A warm welcome awaits you the moment you step aboard The Floating Showroom from our crew the Baker, the Poet and Origami Flower girl. You are invited on a quirky experience to enrich your tea drinking enjoyment.

An intimate setting aboard the sliding roofed boat lets you immerse your senses in this idyllic Origami Garden. Under the open skies you will surround yourself with blooming scented flowers, singing birds, colourful butterflies, nesting swans and passing boats with unspoiled views of the Regents Canal.

The professional poet will ask questions that will be transformed into a personalised poem, allowing the tea drinker to have their story folded into a form that they will treasure forever. It will be presented on a hand written, unique piece of your favorite origami flower. Our origami artist will show you how to fold the flower that you will take home.

Your tea will be served from our weird and wonderful collectible teapots. We have a teapot for every enthusiast such as animal lovers, cottage explorers and British garden admirers. All teapots are available to purchase.
There will be endless cups of tea drinking and delicious home baked cakes and scones served to you on a long table  to enjoy this classic British delight. Gluten free cakes are also available.

The winner of the quirkiest pop up event on Mother's Day 2015 and 2016 by Time Out blog Now.Here.This