After School

Instill a love of stories through one of our illustration and creative writing classes or one of our book groups.

Book Group


Every Monday we run one of our book groups for any keen North London readers eager to discuss and review the newest (and some of the oldest) books on offer.

The groups provide a relaxed, informal and fun atmosphere in which everyone is asked to offer their opinions and feelings on books chosen by a different member of the group each time. As the weeks progress everyone is invited to compare and contrast the titles read and choose a favourite. The group offers children and teens a chance to share their love of reading and have a dialogue with others whose opinion’s may differ, in a friendly and enjoyable way.

Our Teen Book Group offers up a chance for older readers to delve into slightly more emotionally mature themes than our younger group, and to discuss and read more complex books while still keeping a fun and relaxed atmosphere. 

Titles chosen by the group are bought directly from the shop.

Sessions every second Monday - alternating our book group for Older Readers and Teen Book Group

Book Group Ages 8 - 11
4 - 4:45pm

(10th Feb, 2nd March, 16th

March, 30th March)



Teen Book Group Ages 12- 15 

4 - 4:45pm


(3rd Feb, 24th Feb, 9th March,

23rd March, 20th April)

Cogheart author, Peter Bunzl visits our book group



It is well known that dance develops children physically, mentally and psychologically, contributing to their self-confidence. Contemporary dance for children is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres. It is truly the perfect example of dancing freely allowing the children to let go and express themselves creatively. Not only do we work on developing different movement skills but also on a routine inspired by a famous children’s poem. The children will show their work at the last session.


·        Improves flexibility and fitness

·        Increases confidence and creativity

·        Helps with fatigue and well-being

·        Works on improving movement skills and coordination

·        …and it is full of fun!


Ages 5-9

Tuesdays 4pm-5pm

(Starting 25th February for five sessions)

£40 payable in advance or £10 per session

Wednesday & Thursday

Young Illustrators

Now is the time to come and let your imagination and creativity run wild at one of the many illustration workshops held at Pickled Pepper Books from pop up books, designing your own comic strip, layered landscapes, character design, typography and everything in between!    


£10 per class. Wednesdays & Thursdays in term time, starts Wednesday 12th September:

Ages 5 - 12


Wednesday 4pm-5pm

Thursday 4.30pm-5.30pm



Opening Hours


Monday - Friday /

9:30 am - 5:30 pm 

Saturday / 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Sunday / 11:00 am - 5pm

Contact Us


10 Middle Lane

Crouch End

London, N8 8PL

Tel: 0203 632 0823

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