About Time: You Discovered the Best of World Gin Day London 2018By Angelica Malin
World Gin Day London is a four-day festival of all things gin, running from 7th to 10th June 2018. Celebrating the spirit across the capital, this new gin extravaganza will feature a handpicked selection of 75 of London’s finest bars – including Untitled, Callooh Callay, Reverend J W Simpson and Oriole – serving an array of bespoke £6 gin cocktails to those with a Digital Festival Pass.
In addition, the capital is set to be awash with other gin-filled delights, with a full programme of events, parties and brand pop-ups appearing all over London. Here’s our top picks:
World Gin Day: What’s On
The 411: This spectacular gin tour will explore the Victorian bar collection of Mr Fogg’s with a signature Bombay Sapphire cocktail being served at each venue. Travelling between each bar on bespoke Bombay Sapphire tuk tuks, guests will start at Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour in Covent Garden, before moving onto Mr Fogg’s Tavern for a tasty snack alongside their cocktail, finishing up at Mr Fogg’s Residence in Mayfair.
When: 7th June. Tours start at 7pm/8pm/9pm
Price: Tickets £25 per person and include three cocktails and a snack. Tickets can be purchased here.
The 411: To celebrate the summer season, Tanqueray has transformed terraces across London. From glorious rooftop tea gardens to fountains spilling out rose Negronis, escape into an oasis of gin cocktails in some of the cities favourite spots. Highlights include a Tanqueray No.TEN Chinese Tea Garden at Yauatcha City; a Tanqueray Garden at The Sipping Room in Canary Wharf; and a Tanqueray Lovage rooftop at Aqua Kyoto celebrating the gin’s brand new expression.
When: 7-10th June
Price: Free entry to all
The 411: Beefeater, the world’s most awarded gin, will be popping up at Flat Iron Square with its brand new expression Beefeater Pink; a natural fusion of strawberry, citrus and juniper with striking pink hue. From its Beefeater Pink Van, guests will be able to order a Pink G&T, Pink Cocktail Slushie or Spiked Popsicle alongside a complimentary pot of British strawberries. To round off the celebrations, there will be live music, entertainment and anyone wearing pink will not go unnoticed…
When: 8th June. From 5pm-9pm
Where: Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 1TD
Price: Free entry to all
The 411: The much-loved gin festival, Junipalooza is set to return to Tobacco Dock for its fifth year on Saturday 9th June. Renowned as THE connoisseurs’ gin tasting, this year the show will feature more gins than ever before. Junipalooza prides itself on having the Master Distillers or owners of each gin company present and pouring samples – no matter where their distillery is based – providing attendees with the exclusive opportunity to meet the personalities behind their favourite spirit. Upon entry, ticket holders receive a tasting glass to sample the many different gins on offer throughout the four hour event.
When: 9th June. From 11am – 3pm
Where: Wapping Ln, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London E1W 2SF
Price: Tickets are £35 per person and can be purchased here.
The 411: With a portfolio of hand-picked luxury gins, Cask Liquid Marketing has partnered with Gin Journey to create an exclusive route across London to celebrate its incredible collection of gins from around the world. The tour will include 5 samples of gin, including the Mediterranean inspired Gin Mare, Silent Pool from the home county of Surrey, London’s Cremorne Gin and Ki No Bi – a fine Japanese gin. Discover each spirit’s unique flavour profile and the range of local ingredients used to craft each liquid at 5 amazing venues in London – all the while being chauffeured from bar to bar where you’ll taste fascinating cocktails, each with their own story to tell.
When: Thursday 7th – Saturday 10th June. During the week the events starts at 6:30pm and finishes around 11pm. On Saturday: 2pm – 6:30pm
Price: Tickets from £59 and available here