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New Year new me: Fantastic hobbies to start this year near your Fizzy Flat

‘New year new me’ – as the saying goes, January is the best time of the year to make changes. If you’re still searching for something new to start this year, then look no further because we’ve got it covered. From kickboxing to cooking classes, here are some brilliant hobby ideas to help you begin the year with an exciting start. Best of all, these just a stone’s throw from Fizzy.  


Just on the doorstep of our Hayes development, The Nest Climbing venue is the coolest new kid on the block. Bouldering is already a favourite of so many, so why not try it out for yourself? Alongside their first-class climbing centre, there’s also fitness studios, a gym and a café, all under one roof.

 If you’re looking to start something completely out of your comfort zone in 2020 then the Hayes Karate school might be the challenge you are looking for. They’re also currently running some fantastic promotions to help kick start your year.


Rejuvenate your fitness journey in 2020 at 9round kickboxing. With workouts starting every 3 minutes you’ll be sure to fit this into any schedule, banishing the usual ‘I haven’t got the time’ excuse. There's always a trainer on hand to help make sure you're reaching your maximum potential.

Fancy learning something creative and unique? Blackhouse Workshop offer metal and woodwork classes for beginners where you will learn about and make unique pieces. Once you have learnt the basics in the workshop you can book a bench for the day and get going on your own project. They also make a mean toastie in the café.


If you're looking to get fit, indulge in your competitive side or make some new pals, badminton could well be your perfect new year hobby. St Dunstan’s Enterprises has a fully equipped badminton court and is available for bookings on Wednesday evenings, and the best bit is that it's only a hop, skip and a jump away from Lewisham Fizzy.

Looking to unleash your inner artist? The Lewisham Arthouse has regular classes, courses and workshops on offer. From life drawing to pottery (beginners to advanced), this is the place to help you tap into your creative side.

Stepney Green 

Pottery making is a calming and creative hobby. Jess Jos Pottery is less than a 15-minute walk from Fizzy Stepney Green and offers all sorts of classes, from complete novices to masterclasses, allowing anyone to dab their hand at some clay. 

Canning Town 

Want to give cooking a go but not sure where to start? Ann’s smart school of cookery is just down the road from Fizzy Canning Town and offers a fantastic range of classes. From breads to macaroons, you can learn it all here and surprise your friends and loved ones with your new skills! 

 In an era of boxset binging and constant scrolling, it can be difficult to get lost into a good book. Joining a book club is a great way to stay motived, to take time out and get to know new people. Canning Town community library's reading group meet on the last Tuesday of every month and delve into a fantastic new book every session.


Whether you're a professional singer, or more a ‘singer in the shower’ type, sing Tower Hamlets accepts all. This community choir is really close to the Fizzy Poplar development and is a great place to meet new people and sing your heart out.


As well as the obvious physical benefits of tennis, it is also a fantastic way to reduce stress and stay focussed. So if you want to take up a new sport in 2020, Epsom Lawn Tennis Club encourages people of all abilities and backgrounds to join, and have sessions to suit all.

 Or, you could start your own club. Fizzy Living developments provide social and working spaces for residents to enjoy. The Fizzy Living app even allows residences to create groups and plan events. If you've got an idea, our onsite BOBs are also happy to help out to. Learn more about Fizzy here

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