The Experiences

The School of Chocolate in London, Leeds, Copenhagen and Cambridge!

You can now join us in these stores for amazing chocolate-making sessions in our Bean to Bar Experiences. The events are perfect for any occasion – from corporate events to private parties. Book a 'Bean to Bar Experience' below and choose any of the locations from the booking page.

What is the School of Chocolate?

You can learn the noble art of chocolate making in our Bean to Bar Experience, where our chocolatier will show you how to roast and conch cocoa and guide you as you make your own bar of chocolate, which you will take away with you. You could take your appreciation of chocolate to the next level with a Chocolate Tasting Adventure – a two-hour guided tour through the flavour nuances of chocolate in which you’ll learn how best to taste it, pair it and discern the distinctive flavours of fine cocoa from around the world, with a delicious glass of our house Prosecco. We also offer creative Children’s Chocolate Workshops, with chocolate decorating and a fun and educational introduction to cocoa and chocolate. With all our events you'll also receive a delicious goody bags to take home with you!

Why not give someone the gift of a Hotel Chocolat experience.

With our Gift Cards you can buy anything in our stores or online, drinks at our cafes, meals at our restaurants, and Chocolate Tasting Adventures and other amazing experiences at our School of Chocolate.
Each card comes in a stylish ribbon-handled bag, and can contain your personal message. You can even send an eGift Card via email for a last-minute gift.

Tailored Events

Our tailored experiences make for unique private events, perfect for informal networking, team building, staff incentives and more. The School of Chocolate at Cocoa Vaults, Covent Garden is also available for private hire for personalised events, parties, photo shoots and as a filming location. Just tell us what you’d like and we’ll create it.



" Taking place in the Cocoa Vaults of their London shop, their "bean to bar" class was one lesson we were only too willing to attend - and yes, it's just as fun as it sounds."

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"Hotel Chocolat's rustic, underground Cocoa Vaults play host to some incredible and totally unique experiences."

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Harpar's Bazaar:

"Learning just got infinitely more fun with the launch of Hotel Chocolat's Cocoa Vaults, a beautiful space dedicated entirely to chocolate in the heart of Covent Garden."

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"“learn the craft of artisan chocolatiers and become a certified chocolate connoisseur”"

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"Chocoholic brides and hens rejoice! Hotel Chocolat has opened an underground sanctuary in their Covent Garden, London store called Cocoa Vaults. "

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See the Experience

Our beautiful and intimate venues make a perfect setting for our School of Chocolate, with chocolate-making sessions, tasting events and all kinds of personalised parties and events for everyone from kids to corporate teams. It's incredibly rare that a chocolatier is involved in all parts of the chocolate making process. By being there right from the very start, at the roots of the cacao tree, we are able to be involved in every single stage. We grow the cacao, we harvest it, we roast it, grind it, conch it and make it into chocolate.