Living in King's Cross: Family friendly in the heart of London
Aug 15, 2018
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.