For one weekend only, the days of making a choice between London’s endlessly tempting bars will be behind us. Whether you’re looking for some classic bar-hopping or an end to the eternal question of where to grab a drink this weekend, The Vaults has the answer to your prayers. An event bound to please even the most indecisive of attendees, Cocktails in The City condenses London’s bubbling cocktail scene into one boozetastic weekend with the capital’s finest mixologists. 25 London bars will be downsizing to pop-ups for a 3-day display under Waterloo’s arches.
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Leake St, Lambeth, London SE1 7NN
Nearest Tube: Waterloo
Opening Hours: 4th April – 6th April, 6:00PM-12:00AM
The spring edition of this cocktail extravaganza sets up shop a stone’s throw away from the Southbank, promising all things alcoholic: from tasters, to drinking experiences, and everything in between. Tasting room and pure sensory experiences will be paired with world-famous mixologists, always on hand to spice things up. If a 25 pop-up venture sounds at all intimidating, worry not, as guides will help you make the most of the labyrinthine space. From immersions in The Good Times Vault, an avenue for infamous party bars, to trips around The House of Luxe, a spot for local institutions’ finest champagne cocktail selections, to a stroll around The Neighbourhood and its handpicked selection of hangouts from all sides of the river, the festival will have you experiencing it all.
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In a fun twist to the event, bars will be partnering with top alcohol brands in order to compete for your vote. Sip away on anything from Ella Canta’s mezcal-infused potions to Soho’s, quite literal, underground star Cahoots’s Blitz-era drinks. Another unmissable appearance would be Mr Fogg’s old-fashioned classics, nestled in the bunker and ready to put a twist on these staples of a bygone era. With so many offerings, it’s surely going to be a very close call. We know what we’ll be doing this weekend…
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