It’s London’s favourite season and with it, there comes one of its favourite days. Mark your calendars as we’re one day away from a true London holiday: World Gin Day. Looking for inspiration on where to hopefully drink away the heat this June 8th? Then look no further. We’ve scouted the best G&T pairings around the city to ease you into the weekend. Read on and block your calendar.
Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane Entrance, London, E1W 3HZ
Nearest Tube: Wapping
Opening Hours: 11am-15pm – June 8th & 9th
Junipalooza is taking over the Tobacco Dock once more this June, bringing you up close and personal with gin makers from across the world. From new starters to the more seasoned players on the gin scene, the 2 day festival will bring together the best and most interesting minds in the world of gin ready to spoil your tastebuds all day long. If you want to learn more about that perfect tonic pairing, these are the experts to ask.
Botanist Gin’s Foraging Trail
Opening Hours: 5th-9th June, see schedule.
Scotland’s hippest gin is coming to the capital to add some rugged spice to this gin-tastic celebration. Follow The Botanist’s unique map to experience an exclusive selection of cocktails, just in time for World Gin Day. From Jin Bo to The Blind Pig, the route will have you tube-ing ‘round the big city in a treasure hunt for some of the United Kingdom’s best gin. Count us in!
186 Portobello Road, London W11 1LA
Nearest Tube: Westbourne
Opening Hours: Tuesday–Thursday 5pm–1am, Fri-Sat 12pm-1am, Sun-Mon Closed
If you’re not into that whole event route and would rather go for a classic gin experience instead, Portobello’s chilled GinTonica venue has the answer to your prayers. With over 100 world gins on its menu, the bar promises to provide for even the pickiest of gin lovers. Also, it’s a great way to be adventurous and mix and match all night long. If you’re looking for something juniper-free, however, the bartenders will make sure to provide for you too, although, trust us, on World Gin Day, you wouldn’t want to miss out.
Drink, Shop, Do
9 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX
Nearest Tube: Caledonian Road
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30am-12am, Friday-Saturday 10:30am-02:00am, Sunday 10.30am-18:00pm
An exciting entry on the £6 cocktail list bars, King’s Cross Drink, Shop, Do is inviting you to get crafty this weekend. Sip away on a fine pairing of G&T in the form of the Fresh Prince, a strawberry-infused concoction that will surely your boost your inspiration and get your creativity flowing whatever DSD activity you might want to indulge in. We’ll see you there!
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