Tower Hill: A Visitor's Guide
Mar 20, 2019
Spring Bank Holiday is just around the corner, but what to do when you’re in London and have nothing special planned? If you are a gin lover, we’ve got you sorted.
Even though Gin Craze is long gone, Brits still love their G&T and, according to experts, we are currently going through a ‘ginaissance’ – the number of gin brands in the UK went from 37 in 2010 to 80 in 2016 and an average gin drinker consumes 10 litres of gin per year.
With 5 distilleries, London is one of the key gin hubs in the UK. Why not take advantage of it and enjoy a gin-pressive afternoon!
Below are our top gin experiences in London:
On Fridays, B Bakery offers a Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea and Gin. Not only can you enjoy the British delights with tea and gin cocktails, but you also get to travel around Central London – Trafalgar Square, Marble Arch, The Royal Albert Hall and more… we think this is a great option if you’re new to London!
Cost: £55 per person
Mr Fogg offers gin sampling and gin cocktails accompanied by classic homemade delights – sandwiches and pastries. It can’t get more British than that! The interior at Mr Fogg’s is to be noted for being oh-so-stylish, complementing its classic theme.
Cost: £45 per person
Side note: Mr Fogg also offer a Gin Safari, their tasting masterclass. Here, you will get an hour of expert tuition, taste six different gins and enjoy two gin and tonics.
You will be given a brief lesson on the oriGIN, how it’s made and how botanicals are chosen to create the perfect blend (whilst supping G&T, of course). Oh, did we mention you will be able to craft your own gin, too? If you create a masterpiece in a bottle, you will be able to take it home. They will also record your exact recipe – so if you want to buy your gin again, The Ginstitute will recreate it for you.
Cost: £60 per person
As one of UK’s most iconic gin brands, The Sipsmith offer a great tour around the distillery and a lesson on gin’s and the company’s history. These are accompanied by a complimentary tutored tasting and followed by a 3-course supper at Charlotte’s Bistro. You’ll even leave with a souvenir – a 35cl bottle of their gin.
Cost: £85 per person
Is your Bank Holiday weekend going to be gin-credible?
Let us know how you are planning to spend it.