01 August 2015

Summer Gin Fling: Top London Gin Joints


Searching for a knockout hideout hub to kick back, relax and satiate your tastebuds with some of the finest gin knocking about in London town? We all know that Londoners like sipping on a playful tipple of gin as a booming resurgence of the richly ornate, dazzling and glamorous airs of the 1980s hit an all-time high in the big smoke's low-lit gin palaces. 

It's the grown up thirst-quencher pouring up the Capital and ultimate birthplace of this delightful spirit a shot of dutch courage! Grab yourself a tumbler as I've gathered together the top establishments dedicated to have you draining a cheeky couple slugs of the good stuff!



Icy-sharp, juniper-infused sweetness of gin...it's time to shake things up for the nations old-favourite spirit! Pssstt, I'll let you in on a little secret between you and I, there's more to life than just settling for a classic G&T and gosh darn it don't these hotspots know it!
Dip your toes in and drink up the expertise of these magical hovels as they'll open your eyes, open your lives and open your wallets along the way without tipping you too far over the icy rim!

There's nothing more quintessentially British than a slurp of the naughty stuff to get some chilled vibes flowing free n'easy on a hot summer's evening! Enjoy it neat on the rocks, with a slug of juicy tonic or really hitting the large dogs infused as an undertone in a cocktail of elegance. 


Feeling a touch on the parched side? Satisfy your nagging thirst for all things London-cool and warm your cockles with a slug of some history-drenched crystal liquid magic. Let the summer fun beGIN..!



Give the gin lover in your life the ultimate spirit high by booking onto a boozy experience at The Ginstitute at the Portobello Star. Packed full of historical gin artefacts, boasting its very own in-house blend of Gin and stocking an eye-raising range of worldwide gins, this is the ultimate palace bar to pop along to and brush up on your cocktail making skills! Take part in the 'Gin Blending' experience by whipping up your own distillery blends to slurp along the way or bottle up to whittle home and crack open to impress guests! Swanky!  



Swimming in a world-class gin collection and nestled within Soho's Golden square lies an innovative and urban bar like no other. Graphic bar stocks over 235 fresh gins across the globe so if you fancy treating your tastebuds to something a little different and extra special then this treasure trove is the place to get your gin head light n'heady! If that isn't impressive then I don't know what is!



214 Bermondsey, London Bridge
A relaxed, urban underground bar that is fast becoming one of the Capital's most distinctive boutique distilleries with groups of young fresh-faced gin-hailing hipsters flocking under the smoky glows of this cellar club. Boasting a delicious range of over 80 different gins, this basement cocktail bar is sure to impress your thirst for something to get your blood pumping. 



Charlotte's Bistro, Chiswick 
A truly modern hipster bar and kitchen buzzing with an electric atmosphere and offering an extensive menu of gins and cocktails that are both impressive and eclectic. Mixing up speciality drinks using only the finest quality Artisan spirits, the infusions at Charlotte's Bistro will without a doubt leave a sweetly memorable and satisfying experience without a trace of any bitter aftertaste! 



Oliver Conquest, Whitechapel
With regular live music jams and over 200 different varieties of Gin to pick n'mix from, if you're looking for a chilled and enjoyable atmosphere for that post-work wind down then this thoroughfare can serve it up on the rocks in double measures! A secret little charm tucked away for all those gin-lovers bustling about!  



This striking retro cocktail bar is pouring up the ultimate gin experience by offering a memorable tour of the spirit distillery whereby you are treated to secret snippets of how small-batch artisan gin is created in all its refinery!



Gilbert's Gin Garden, Granary Square
Set in the forecourt of Gilbert's Scott bar on Euston Road sits this quirky little gin joint mixing up some thirst-quenching sweet libations from refreshingly zingy G&T's to more passionately innovative cocktails such as their 'Meadow Sweet' botanical infusion of elderflower, apple, lemongrass and lavender. Tuck yourself up into this ornate beverage garden and dive into some Hendrick's Gin tipples super charged with fizz and refreshment!



An enchanting cocktail bar that comes alive as the night time blanket dances upon the horizon and the stars come out for some naughty playtime. Tucked away in the heart of stunning Soho lies this independent bar offering up a delicious tapas menu and equally delicious Gin selection to get your rumbling tummies satiated in triple measures due to the quality and expertise of its mixologists. Launching what is now widely known as the London Gin Club back in 2012, you can dip your toes into the humble world of all things Gin by indulging in the ultimate tasting experience with over 200 different Gins to get stuck into! 



Peters & Co. Gin Palace, Broadway Market
What venerable establishment would rustle up a Gin palace to occupy the F. Cooke Pie & Mash shop along Broadway Market? The effortlessly cool Peters & Co. that's who! Sip on over 30 top-quality Gins and truly miraculous cocktail inventions and revel in the optimistic and jovial atmosphere of this  buzzing gem of a hideout bar. 



With elegant and innovative cocktails on offer at the drop of a hat, this top notch underground bar in nothing short of truly 'Gintastic'! This Victorian gin palace experiments to the limits so that libations include an all-round multi-sensory experience of utter satisfaction, pleasure and pining for more! Get yourself skipping over to this happy little must-visit and discover what all the fuss is about! 



Here's to a glistening summer filled to the brim with drinking fun all night long...! Go on, challenge your liver!



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