London cocktail week has finally come and we have never been so ready to explore the best pop up cocktail bars in town. I wanted to share a few favourites that we are going to visit on our boozy journey!
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1. Into the Unknown (World Class House)
Where: 4-6 Glasshouse St, London W1B 5DQ.
What’s cool: A Retro bar and a Future bar, both making the same cocktails… but only on paper! From celebrating the classics you’ll be transported light years ahead in the world of the unknown. There are five incredible brand experiences for just £5 scattered across the house – check out the pic above for a sneak peek!
How much: £5.
2. Mr Fogg’s Outdoor Botanical Terrace
Where: Mr Fogg’s Hendrick’s Botanical Garden, 15 Bruton Lane, London, W1J 6JD
When: May until late October
What’s cool: This one is so cool that it deserves 2 pictures. Enjoy delicious cocktails and tea pots of Hendrick’s gin infused with all the most beautiful botanicals and paired with best and most unusual mixers and spirits. A secret oasis where Mr. Foggs collected plants, artifacts and odditites he found travelling Around the World in 80 Days. You’d be mad to miss this!
How much: priceless.
3. Gin Journey
Where: Whistling Shop, 63 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DU
When: from 04/10/2016 to 05/10/2016 @6:30pm
What’s cool: 6 stops in 6 different locations to discover the history of gin with a chauffeur who will take you around and lots, lots, lots of your not-so-regular gin. A taste and a cocktail at each location makes it a great boozy night!
Check out the stops here
How much: £60 (but it is totally worth it!).
4. Sipsmith Summer Terrace
Where: Craft London, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0SQ
When: 02/08/2016 to 20/09/2016 @check here for daily opening times.
What’s cool: Sipsmiths refuses let go of that summer feeling and invites everyone to catch the last rays of sunshine sipping gin with panoramic view of Greenwich Peninsula, Canary Wharf, The Thames and beyond. Gin Masterclasses will also happen every 2 weeks to help do better than just mixing T in you G.
How much: £8 to £10 for cocktails.
5. The Fentimans Apothecary
Where: Wright Brothers, 8a Lamb Street, Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6EA
When: 03/10/2016 to 09/10/2016 @12pm to 10pm
What’s cool: ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ cocktail made with Bombay Sapphire and Fentiman’s Tonic for Gin lovers! On Wed 5th October Fentimans and Bombay Sapphire will help you spice up your Gin & Tonic teaching you the best combinations of garnish and bitters – drink 3 G&Ts whist munching on oysters, can it get any better?
How much: £5 for the signature cocktail and £20 for the masterclass.
6. The Woodford Alliance
Where: The White Rabbit, 471-473 The Arches Dereham Place, EC2A 3HJ
When: from 04/10/2016 to 06/10/2016 @5pm to 11pm. Masterclasses @ 6:30pm and 8:30pm.
What’s cool: This place will bring the best of Amsterdam serves and New York cocktails bars to you. Learn how to make the best Old Fashioned from the Woodford Reserve masters (and take 2 cheeky drinks home too).
How much: £15 for the masterclass.
7. Chocolate and Wine Pairing With Honest Grapes & Cocoba Chocolate
Where: 10 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8PS
When: 06/10/2016 @6:30pm to 8:30pm
What’s cool: When reading what this event is about all I can think is YUMMMMM!! Honest Grapes will pair the finest chocolate with their own small batch, hand-made, quality wines. You are in for a treat!
8. Bulldog Brompton Bike Polo
Where: The Bike Shed, Arch 4, 384 Old St, EC1V 9LT
When: 08/10/2016 @1pm-4pm and 5pm-8pm
What’s cool: This is for the sporty kind. Battle in a knockout tournament to win one team member’s weight in BULLDOG Gin & Tonic! Make sure you bring a load of supporters to escort you home if you are planning on winning…
How much: £15 per person (£45 per team of three) to play & £5 G&Ts!
9. Buffalo Bourbon Empire
Where: Buffalo Bourbon Empire @Hackney House, 25-27 Curtain Rd, EC2A 3LT
When: 03/10/2016 to 07/10/2016 @5pm – 11.30pm
What’s cool: Calling all whiskey lovers! Either sit in the lounge sipping on our array of cocktails, or get stuck in and join one of the many masterclasses taking place during the week. And if you are on a tight schedule get on the ‘bar stool sessions’. Book your slot here!
How much: £10 masterclasses (with one cocktail).
And, of course, check out the LCW Cocktail Village
Where: Old Spitalfields Market, London, E1 6EW
When: 3/10/2016 to 9/10/2016 – Mon @5pm – 9.30pm, Tues-Sat @12pm – 9.30pm, Sun @12pm – 7pm
What’s cool: This is like the Disneyland of cocktail lovers. Get your festival pass and enjoy vodka tipples, fruit liqueurs, bracing pick-me-ups and many more for just £5 each. You’ll also have the most delicious munch ever at the street food stalls if you went a little overboard with the drinking and need something to soak up the alcohol.
How much: £5 drinks.
If you are not in London but don’t want to miss out on the cocktail making fun get one of our TASTEcocktails kits delivered to you wherever you are, and enjoy it at home! Check out ILoveGin.com for awesome G&Ts to drink at home as well.
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