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Address: 81 Loudoun Road, London NW8 0DQ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7998 1634
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: The Baking Lab is a baking school in London offering students a wide...
The Baking Lab is a baking school in London offering students a wide variety of bread, cake and pastry classes. We run classes in the evenings and on weekends too.
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Bake with Maria in Lucca Tuscany - an experience beyond your dreams!!!

I have just come back from the most fantastic 6 days baking with Maria in Tuscany. I thought I was addicted to her classes but now I can confirm I definitely am... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have just come back from the most fantastic 6 days baking with Maria in Tuscany. I thought I was addicted to her classes but now I can confirm I definitely am addicted. Villa Boccella, in Lucca, Tuscany (where the course is located) is just to die for - everything is authentic - including the instruction in Italian cooking and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

I went to bake with Maria to improve my skills. The course was set out nicely the team was very helpful. I really enjoyed it and left with a lot of new information. Will definitely be doing more courses soon. Recommended!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

During my short visit to London, I decided to stay a day with Maria and her team to improve my bread making skill. It was a wonderful experience and I would love joining more classes in future. Please keep up with the good work.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Having previously attended a cake baking course at 'Bake with Maria', which was a gift (subject of a previous review), I have now followed this up with both the French and Italian bread courses - presented by Emmanuel and Maria respectively. After three visits, with three different instructors, I can confirm that the standard is consistently high, and the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I attended Maria's Intro to Bread-Baking class recently and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Maria and her team warmly greeted us upon arrival and offered up the most delicious carrot cake muffins pre-class too! Joined at our table were 6 other fellow baking enthusiast students of varying degrees of baking experience. The class size was perfect and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was a cake making session. I have baked before with mixed results. This was my wife's treat, to me, as our anniversary present. While it is difficult to find (tucked away totally out of sight), the size of premises meant that there weren't many people fussing over everything. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and experienced. She made us very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

this was a present and as grateful as i was - i arrived slightly unsure as to how much i would get out of the class - 5 hours of cooking!? The time flew by and I can honestly say I had a great time and came home with baking that was eaten immediately by the family Next day I... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I attended the cake baking Masterclass last weekend at Maria's Baking. We were welcomed with a cup of coffee and a delicious leek scone. The class was taught by Marianne, a pastry chef, who was keen to share her knowledge with us. She was aided by a team of very able assistants who did the washing up and made us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Then you'd better come to one of the many classes they have! I left with so many tips to make great bread. I cannot believe I can make a bread in 10 mins with only 20mins baking and no waiting time in between! I have already tried many variances already! Thanks for the great evening and to Maria for answering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We did the danish pastry course earlier this week. It was our 2nd time at Bake with Maria (previously we did pizzas and beer - also highly recommended). We learnt lots, had great fun and have since been eating our way through mounds of cinnamon swirls, spandauers and apple turnovers. The atmosphere is really relaxed, Maria is super friendly and... More 

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