Best Bars to Get a Gin & Tonic In London

“I exercise strong self control. I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast” - W.C. Fields

Created by British officers in India, the gin and tonic was mixed to make the quinine in the tonic taste less bitter, with that generating an iconic summertime drink that spread across the world. Now the perfect teaser to warmer weather, we're helping you celebrate the liquid libation at the best gin and tonic bars in London with our recommended list below.

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Portobello Star

Serving liquid beverages since 1740, the Portobello Star has been a staple of nightlife in Notting Hill for long enough to establish a well-earned reputation. The clientele, which has varied from street beggars to royalty, will all no doubt agree the bar staff know how to whip up a good drink. Not only is the Portebello Star the home of the Gin Institute, it is also the birthplace, sorry source of the Portebello Road No.171 London dry gin. This is one of few places in the world you can create your own personal gin with specialist help in the upstairs still room, and then reorder your personal blend when you run out.