London Cocktail Week (6th – 12th October) – Drinks News

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Booze hounds rejoice – London Cocktail Week is back, and its bigger and better than ever.

Back for the fifth time, the biggest drinks festival in the UK is just around the corner, bringing you a week of sipping, shaking, indulging, imbibing and every thing else involved in the wonderful world of cocktails. This year more than 160 bars across London are involved (from exclusive hotel watering holes to underground speakeasys), and over 170 events have been organised – including tastings, masterclasses, demonstrations, samplings, pop ups and parties. To get involved in the action, all you need to do is buy a wristband either online or from London Cocktail Week Ketel One Hub in Seven Dials, a special pop-up cocktail bar which will act as the home of LCW. As well as picking up a wristband here, you can also get tips and tricks from a team of cocktail experts. Wristbands cost £10, and give you access to a whole load of free samples and demonstrations, as well the exclusive £4 cocktails created by 200 bars to celebrate the week. But that's not all – there are a whole shedload of special booze-related events during the week too, including:
  • A 1920's themed exploration of Tanquery No. 10 gin at Mark's Bar
  • A pop-up 1950's American Diner at the London Cocktail Club
  • A Mexican Street Festival at Translate Bar on Kingsland Road
  • A Romanesque House of Peroni pop-up in Holborn
  • Talisker Whisky Tasting Sessions at the London Edition
  • Lagavulian Whisky Tasting at the Worship Street Whistling Shop
  • Vestal Voyages – the world's first floating distillery!
What are you waiting for? Stock up on milk thistle, grab a wristband, and we'll see you at the bar.
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