Enjoy World Gin Day in London
We've picked out the best places to enjoy world gin day in the capital
Eight years ago the wonderful Gin Monkey created a specific day honouring one of the best spirits in the world ¦ Gin. World Gin Day is now a global celebration of all things gin, the idea is simple: get people together all around the world with a legitimate excuse to drink more gin.
We’ve lined out the perfect gin filled day below including the hottest juniper celebrations taking place in London, be sure to pace yourself…
We all know Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s only right to start your day with a solid Gin Breakfast at Balans Soho Society. The popular Old Compton Street restaurant will be teaming Gin Cocktails with their iconic breakfast dishes.
Chose from High Society Eggs Benedict with lobster, bacon & avocado, steak & eggs or smoked haddock kedgeree. Teamed with delicious cocktails including Gin-mosa – Brooklyn gin, clementine juice and Gomme syrup, topped up with Champagne and Breakfast Martini – King of Soho gin, triple sec, lemon juice and orange marmalade.
Balans Soho Society, 60 – 62 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4UG.
Once you’ve eaten as much as you can handle take the short walk to Mr Fogg’s, the residence of the eccentric British adventurer and prepare yourself for a Gin Safari.
Explore the fascinatingly intricate world of gin with 90 mins of expert tuition on gin, botanicals and tonics. Taste six different gins and enjoy two superb gin & tonics.
Mr Fogg’s Residence, 15 Bruton Ln, London, W1J 6JD.
With your stomach lined and your appetite whet for more Gin, take the short walk over the Queens Jubilee Bridge, wish her Majesty a happy 90th, and head to Fever Tree’s Ultimate Gin & Tonic Pop up Bar.
Find your perfect Gin & Tonic pairing from over 25 gins from around the world. You can expect to see British classics including Tanqueray, Sipsmith, Portobello Road & Plymouth Gin as well as guest appearances from international friends, Hern Gin from Sweden, Four Pillars from Australia and St George Terroir & Dorothy Parker from America to name a few!
Sip your drink on the riverside, soaking up the sun, enjoying spectacular views of London while listening to live music.
Riverside Grass, Riverside Walkway (by Gabriel’s Wharf), South Bank, London, SE1 9PP
When you’ve had enough riverside fun jump on the tube to the ultimate celebration of all things Gin, Junipalooza. With dozens of makers in one room, sharing their love and know-how of the drink, as well as serving up samples of their juniper-laced spirits and generally having a good natter about all things GIN! Oh, and it’s all accompanied by a great bar, a range of talks and guests having the best time since…well, last year’s stellar event.
Junipalooza is proud to take place over World Gin Day and on the day, you’ll get a chance to meet the 35+ ginsmiths who are flying in from all over the world. and you’ll be invited to sample a range of their amazing botanical blends. With a bar serving up amazing cocktails, a dedicated masterclass area and the opportunity to buy directly from the makers, it’s an amazing chance to stock up on both knowledge and gin as you explore the world’s best tipple.
Junipalooza, Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Ln, London, E1W 2SF.
Finally to finish we recommend sipping on Clover Club cocktails at London Cocktail Club. The delicious tipple crafted from Bombay Sapphire, Noilly Prat, Rasberry Syrup and Egg white will wrap up the day perfectly.
What’s even better is that this delectable drink will be on offer all night long! So drink up and if you are anything like us, you’ll end up dancing on the bar long into the night…
London Cocktail Club – Shoreditch, 29 Sclater St, London E1 6HT (see other locations here)
See a full list of international World Gin Day celebrations here.