Step Three: drink your way through London Cocktail Week

11 Oct

Seven days dedicated to quality booze, that’s what London Cocktail Week is all about.

Head down to Seven Dials where tastings, master classes, pop-up shops and cocktail parties have flooded the capital’s streets. Events run throughout the day in hotels, restaurants and bars and while some venues are ticketed, others are free to enter.

For the full list of events, click here.

There’s more on offer at the weekend, in particular the Rumfest at ExCel, ‘the world’s largest festival dedicated to the celebration of rum and rum culture’.

If you buy a LCW wristband from the pop-up shop at 15 Shorts Gardens, you can enjoy £4 cocktails at selected bars that have concocted drinks especially for the week.

On the Wednesday, I indulged in Tanqueray’s ‘Afternoon Tea’ in Shoreditch. It was, as you’d guess, a gin-themed afternoon that involved gin tastings, gin punch, gin cupcakes and even blending your own G&T with anything from rose to ginseng leaves.

The tastings were broken up with brief and entertaining talks on the history of gin.


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