From 5-11 October, parties, pop ups, £5 cocktails and a cocktail village will descend on London for the sixth year of London Cocktail Week – and we can’t wait to celebrate with the most adventurous cocktails in town.

Cocktail Village

Before you go in search of the best signature cocktail in London, first head to the cocktail village in Old Spitalfields Market to explore a maze of bespoke pop-up bars, trucks, vans and even bicycles – all serving up their specially created cocktails. Plus, up on the mezzanine overlooking the market, you’ll find the The House of Angostura: a pop-up house party every night of the week with DJs and delicious Angostura cocktails.

Cocktail Tours

This year, there’ll be over 250 bars taking part, and everyone wearing £10 wristbands will be able to enjoy £5 signature cocktails in cocktail tours scattered throughout the city, just pick your spot. Here’s just a taste of what to expect, divided by region…

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In Farringdon, ping-pong venue Bounce is serving the Marejito: Gin Mare, MONIN gomme syrup, orange, grapefruit, lemon, basil, chipotle, topped with tonic water to sip while you play; Hix Oyster & Chop House is turning to the dark side with Death to the Mixologist: Sweet vermouth, brandy, apple juice, homemade spiced pumpkin syrup; while Chiswell Street Dining Rooms have dessert sorted with the Cherry Chocolate Sour: Bulleit bourbon, Ratafia, lemon juice, egg white, chocolate bitters.

In Shoreditch, Indian restaurant Dishoom is presenting the East India Gimlet: Portobello Road gin, lime cordial, celery bitters, lime, dill; and Barrio East is keeping it sour with the Tarte au Citron: Herradura Plata tequila, MONIN lemon pie syrup, lemon juice, tonka bean whipped cream float.


Covent Garden sees Mexican hotspot La Perla serving La Morita with Ocho Tequila, MONIN blackberry syrup, lime juice, agave nectar; while The Print Room offers a sweet Pink Stiletto: Absolut vodka, yoghurt liqueur, MONIN vanilla syrup, pineapple juice, lemon juice, strawberry purée; and Flesh and Buns has the Hiroshima Hillbilly Hangover: Bourbon, lemonade, lemon juice, yuzu kosho.

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In Islington, London Cocktail Club has a fruity number with the Smoked Apple Martini: Grey Goose vodka, whisky, Fernet Branca, apple liqueur, apple juice, egg white; plus the sumptuous Hoxley & Porter is serving the Liquid Gold: Rum infused with saffron and vanilla, yellow Chartreuse, lemon juice.


South of the river, Clapham sees Ben’s Canteen pouring the Bookers Prize: Jim Beam bourbon, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, maple syrup, cinnamon foam; while Northcote Records is hosting the Louis’ Hard Punch: Bacardi Superior rum, banana liqueur, orange juice, pineapple juice, chocolate bitters; and Brixton’s Seven at Brixton is turning down the speed with The Sloepoke: Sloe gin, apple juice, lemon juice, egg white, bitters.

Find a full list of participating bars HERE.


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