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World Gin Day: The Best Places to Drink Gin in London


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World Gin Day: The Best Places to Drink Gin in London

Ensure you get your gin fix in the right place this World Gin Day

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There’s nothing quite like a summer’s evening in London, sitting outside with a refreshing G&T to cool down. We’ve found the best spots to enjoy gin in London… Did someone say gin o’clock?

Holborn Dining Room's selection of Gins

The Best Places to Drink Gin in London

Head to London’s first gin hotel (yes, you read that right), to be in for a gin-tastic treat. GinTonica sits on the second floor of The Distillery hotel and is home to some of the best gin-based cocktails around. They’ve actually curated a list of the top 100 gins in the world and tried and tested them with different mixers and garnishes to come up with their bespoke cocktail menu. Gin drinking at its finest… 186 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LA

Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour, Covent Garden

The home of all things gin, Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour offers a G&Tea afternoon tea for those who simply can’t get enough of the spirit. Choose from a single or bottomless Bombay Sapphire Teapot or a Star of Bombay bottled cocktail to wash down your sweet and savoury delicacies. From London dry to sweet and crisp and even barrel aged, there are over 200 different types to choose from in their Encyclopedia Gintonica. Probably the hardest decision you’ll ever have to make… Afternoon Tea is £45 per person, 1 New Row, London WC2N 4EA

Its striking red décor and fabulous location near Buckingham Palace are just two things we love about this bar. We also can’t get enough of their unique gin experiences. Prepare to taste some of the finest gins in the business and learn everything from where they come from to how they’re made. From spiced gins to citrus tastes and dry specialities, their expert resident mixologist will be sure to lead you on an exciting journey through the world of gin. 39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS

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City of London Distillery

Tucked away in the heart of Blackfriars is the City of London Distillery. To learn everything there is to know about the much-loved spirit, taste it and even make your own, this is the place to go. We suggest trying a white Negroni, an unusual but tasty spin on the classic one. The bar overlooks the striking copper stills of the distillery and makes the perfect place to enjoy a few G&Ts after a long day at work. 22-24 Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8DT

This Soho gem currently has 305 different gins on its shelf to taste. With its surroundings featuring ground-breaking artwork from artists such as Jim Sharp, Ben Allen and Turner Prize winner, Mark Wallinger, this may just be the ultimate place to enjoy gin in the capital. After all, they do hold one of the largest collections in the UK… Go and see for yourself! Graphic, 4 Golden Square, London, W1F9HT

The Gin Bar, Holborn Dining Room

Gin lovers can enjoy over 1,400 different types of gin and tonic combinations at this stylish bar (although we don’t recommend all at once). With 500 different types of gin on its shelf, the copper-toned gin bar sells much-loved classics and locally distilled gins alike. 252 High Holborn, London, United Kingdom WC1V 7EN

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The hub of organic gin, this Tooting nano-bar serves everything from their own batch of gin to several small craft gins from around the globe. A great place for those who are new to the world of gin, Graveney can tailor your drink to your taste and help you decide which gin and tonic combination you prefer. They even sell bottles of gin with unlimited tonic – that’s us sold! Tooting Market, Unit 22A, 21 – 23 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SN

Purl, West End's Mind The Gap Cocktail

Prepare to be transported to a different time and place with Purl’s immersive approach on how they serve drinks. Using aroma, fogs, airs and foams, your drink will come to life in front of your eyes. We suggest you try their London-inspired Mind The Gap cocktail, made with Purl’s very own kumquat infused Purl London Dry Gin. 50/54 Blandford Street, London, W1U7HX

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