I've recently discovered an independent antenatal class in Hackney that I wanted to share with anyone that is new to the area and is looking for an alternative to NCT classes.
I cannot recommend Jessica Jones Yoga Birth and Baby Classes highly enough. It's a full course including prenatal yoga, couples birthing classes and the addition of postnatal support in a local relaxed environment. The classes are in the evening so good for working mums and dads. Jessica also offers concessions so no one is excluded- even without the concessions this course is much cheaper than NCT.
For me the draw was the focus on birth and beyond in a positive and homely environment. Do check out her website if you're interested. There are currently openings for Oct/Nov 17 babies.