Thursday, 28 September 2017

What to drink, see and do at London Cocktail Week 2017

This may be bad timing for those of you trying to go Sober for October, but you’re going to have to delay it a while, as it’s London Cocktail Week next week (2-8 October), and there is so much to drink, see, and do.

This is the seventh year of the boozy week, and of course it’s even bigger and better this year. There are now more than 250 bars taking part, loads of events going on, as well as pop-ups, tastings, and masterclasses.

You’re going to need to get yourself a digital pass for £10, which will get you £6 cocktails all over the city. From there, London is your booze-covered oyster (I think I saw that they’re doing those somewhere?). Or there are various places offering money passes off i.e. Time Out have them for £5.

As ever, Old Spitalfields Market will be the hub for #LCW17, but this year you will have to buy a ticket to get in (£5 in advance, a few for £10 on the door). In there you'll find a host of vendors offering signature £6 cocktails, with loads of food stalls too.

Apart from that, and the more than 250 bars offering a £6 cocktail, there are bar takeovers, masterclasses, distillery tours, food and drink pairing sessions, and plenty of other exciting stuff.

We managed to bag tickets to a special Gin Journey hosted by the Gin Boss himself, Leon Dalloway. We'll let you know how that is next week as tickets sold out pretty swiftly...

However, that does mean we're missing out on Jillian Vose of NYC's Dead Rabbit bar heading to The Sun Tavern in Bethnal Green. Get there on Wednesday October 4, especially if you like Slane Irish whiskey.

Or how about: blend your own whisky with Chivas Regallearn the art of bottling bubbles with Schweppes; a Japanese whisky tasting with legend Dave Broom; learn the history of gin cocktails with Fords, a pop-up of #LCW17 waste cocktails by Trash Tiki; subterranean games and cocktails with Ableforth's; or finish the whole week off with an entire Tequila and Mezcal festival.

It is going to be a fabulous week!

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