Best Places to Get a Gin & Tonic

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

Gin and Tonic bars in London are big business. Created by British officers in India, the Gin and Tonic was a way of making the quinine in the tonic taste less bitter, and with that they created an iconic summertime drink that spread across the world. Now, all of a sudden, gin is making a comeback in London's culture scene as the classy gin palaces of yesteryear return to the city. So, how better to celebrate than with a glass of the liquid libation at the best Gin and Tonic bars in London according to our recommended list below.

Last updated on 5th March 2020




The Bull

600 user reviews 4

Gin and tonic, it's one of the most popular drinks in the world, and it's also not all that hard to find an amazing one in London. Head on down to The Bull in Streatham as their back bar not only boasts a top selection, they're sure to mix you a top taste.

Locale Fulham

2 user reviews 4

Not only is Locale serving up a menu of mouthwatering Italian bites, but the Fulham fave also has a decent selection of G&Ts to keep you going. Pair calamari, lasagna and tiramisu with premium gin brand and a range of tonics.

Portobello Star

59 user reviews 5

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.