Cocktails take over the capital for a week in October as London Cocktail Week descends on London. 

There are more than 100 events from masterclasses to dinners to bar takeovers so even the most dedicated cocktail lover will be spoilt for choice. 

Gripped by indecision? London Cocktail Week co-Founders Hannah Sharman-Cox and Siobhan Payne have shared their top ten highlights from the festival. 

Bottoms up! 

Curated Cocktail Tours

A curated selection of more than 200 top London bars will offer £8 Signature Cocktails to £15 wristband holders (with many offering £6 non-alcs too). Grab your guidebook, and explore.

October 12-22 – Info here

The Connoisseur’s Collection

A new series of luxury, reservation-only experiences at London’s most prestigious bars, from ‘Martinis and caviar bumps’ at The Savoy to a top shelf, rare whisky tasting at Sexy Fish.

October 12-22 – Info here

Global bar takeovers

Top bars from around the world will be taking over some of London’s best bars throughout the week, from New York’s Bar Goto popping up at Happiness Forgets to New Delhi’s Sidecar at The Aubrey.

October 12-22 – Info and bookings here

Patrón Paired Dinner at One Hundred Shoreditch Rooftop

Japan Night with Iichiko Saiten at Akira

Hosted by seven Japanese bartenders from top London bars (Kwãnt, Coburg Bar and more), guests will explore the craftsmanship of Japan’s cocktail culture through a menu of shochu-based drinks.

October 16 – Info here

Marian Beke at Nightjar Carnaby

Award-winning bartender and The Gibson Bar owner Marian Beke will return to Nightjar – the globally acclaimed bar he helped launch – for one night, serving a special menu of Ardbeg cocktails.

October 16 – Info and bookings here

Patrón Paired Dinner at One Hundred Shoreditch Rooftop

At One Hundred Shoreditch’s stunning Rooftop bar, diners will enjoy a menu of small plates and Patrón Tequila cocktails perfectly paired for each dish, alongside a live cocktail demonstration.

October 17 – Info and bookings here

‘Music To Drink Martinis To’ party at Hawksmoor Spitalfields

Maker’s Mark x La Basketry up-cycling workshop

Maker’s Mark and La Basketry founder Tabara N’Diaye will host a sustainability conscious masterclass, with guests learning to make upcycled baskets while sipping on Maker’s Mark cocktails.

October 17 & 19 – Info and bookings here

‘Music To Drink Martinis To’ party at Hawksmoor Spitalfields

Hip hop duo Handsome Boy Modelling School and Fords Gin will bring their cocktail party to Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar, with drinks from New York bartenders and a special guest appearance.

October 19 – Info and tickets here

Jameson Black Barrel Meets 40FT Brewery: a whiskey and beer masterclass

Jameson’s Janice Snowden and 40FT Brewery founder Steve Ryan will lead guests on a whiskey and craft beer masterclass, complete with exceptional bites from sibling restaurant Acme Fire Cult.

October 19 to 21 – Info and bookings here

London Cocktail Week closing party with Moët & Chandon at Seed Library

Led by star bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan), the Seed Library team will host London Cocktail Week’s closing party, with bespoke Moët & Chandon cocktails, hot dogs and a live DJ.

October 22 – Info and bookings here

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