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:

 

If you feel like afternoon tea with a twist…

Gin Lovers Afternoon Tea at B Bakery 

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

 

Bank Holiday G&Tea at Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour

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.

 

If you are a true gin lover…

The Experience at The Ginstitute

 

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

 

If you feel the post-Bank Holiday Blues on Tuesday…

The Sipsmith Sipper Club at Sipsmith London

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.

 

 

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