Yep, you read correctly. Move over London Fashion Week, its time for London Cocktail Week to hit London town and take over.
Returning for another year and bigger than ever #LCW14 is gearing up to be one of the biggest yet.
We took a trip down to the grand opening party which took place at the Ketel One Hub in Covent Garden and enjoyed Apple Mustard Sours along with Bulleit Bourbon on the rocks (which we loved by the way but more on that later)
For those that are unaware, London Cocktail Week is a unique celebration of our capital’s unrivalled cocktail culture. For seven days, 200 of the best bars throw open their doors to offer £4 cocktails to wristband wearers, plus there’s pop-ups, parties and tastings galore. A festival to inspire, educate and unite cocktail lovers across our brilliant city – Drink Up London!
We could tell you more, but why not watch this little video that sums up what to expect.
We’ll be blogging about events as we hear about them, but here are a few events to look out for:
1950s American Diner, Monday 6th October – Join us for an exclusive dinner and Bulleit Hard Shakes and cocktails at this pop-up 1950s American Diner complete with a juke box, roller skating waitresses and the charismatic Master Distiller Tom Bulleit
Multi-sensory Zacapa Rum experience, Tuesday 7th October – Tantalise your senses as we plunge you into darkness and take you on a multi-sensory adventure. Followed by dinner with Master Blender Lorena Vasques
Cocktail Safari, Wednesday 8th October – The ultimate cocktail tour with owner of Ketel One Vodka Bob Nolet, visiting three of London’s best bars and joined by some bartenders / owners of the world’s best bars – a night not to miss!
World’s 50 Best Bar Awards, Thursday 9th October – The Oscars of bartending where the world’s best bar will be crowned. Glitzy awards ceremony with cocktails and canapes
Mexican Street Fiesta, Friday 10th October – Join us for cocktails, Mexican street food, live DJs and leave with your own bespoke printed t-shirts
Speakeasy cocktails, Saturday 11th October – Boisdale of Bishopsgate invites you join them for cocktails to launch their new Speakeasy Saturdays with TJ Johnson and his fantastic band entertaining into the early hours.