A mecca for those who live for gin, the Gin Foundry brings you some of the best drinks tasting events in London. Located in Fulham, you'll find sessions with some of the most exciting gin brands and distilleries in the country.
Best Drinks Events and Tastings in London
Of course there's nothing wrong with indulging in the same drink every time you go out, but with the summer in full swing, there's never been a better time to step into the dark and explore everything that the city's bartenders have to offer. We've always been blessed in London. Constantly surrounded by hundreds of bars and with an army of expert mixologists and sommeliers, we get to experience exotic tastes and spices from all over the globe. It's time to stop dipping your toes; just dive straight in. Check out our recommendations for the best drinks events in London and discover some of the ace liquor-centric activities this city has to offer.
Bringing you one of the best drinks tastings in London, this fascinating journey through the history of gin teaches you how the spirit grew to prominence through the iconic cocktails that it was used in.
Based in London Bridge, the Hide Bar is a elegant cocktail bar and restaurant that serves Londoners delicious concoctions and crafty dishes. Hosting a number of cocktail classes and with a library of books all based around mixology, the team of bartenders are purists, sticking to traditional recipes and techniques. Alongside the many plates of traditional food, the masterminds behind this bar make use of Borough Market to supply their chefs and mixologists with the finest ingredients available in London.
If it's beer that you're after, then strap yourself in as this circus spectacular is going to rock your socks off. Soak up all the beer, as you watch live performances; from aerial acrobatics, to marching bands and more.
An amazing way to sample amazing London craft beer, you'll sail through London while drinking beer and craft cocktails. There's entertainment and food – but there's also great sights along the way.
This summer, it's all about the aperitif and what better way to enjoy the stuff then with this Negroni masterclass? Learn about the Italian beverage as you try variations of the popular drink, perfectly paired with bar snacks.
If nothing pleases you better than an ice cold beer on a hot summer's day in the city, then head south and explore the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile. Led by a team of specialists, this craft beer tasting in London features pit stops at the finest breweries south of the Thames, including Anspach & Hodbay, Fourpure and Partizan Brewing. From the Flatiron to the Beartooth, guests will have the chance to sample a huge range of beers and ales, all produced using the freshest ingredients and grains.
Head upstairs to Searcys at the Gherkin for June, and you'll get to soak up those iconic views while enjoying two delicious, special negronis and an aperitivo plate of delicious antipasti too.
Leave the lime and salt at home and join MAP Maison for a tequila masterclass, where you'll learn the fascinating history from a Mexican mixologist, enjoy three premium tequilas and two cocktails, which you'll be able to make behind the bar yourself.
Get down to Searcys Brasserie and Champagne Bar where Perrier-Jouët will teach you all about this history of champagne as you try three glasses of the fizzy stuff paired with small plates.
From cocktail making to cocktail tasting, T.T. Liquor brings some of the best drinks events in London to Kingsland Road this winter.
The team at the Half Hitch Micro Brewery in Camden are throwing open their doors this Autumn, inviting guests to a special masterclass revolving around all the wonders of gin. In a special session, guests will first try some of the Half Hitch's finest gins, before learning all about the spirit courtesy of the gin specialists behind the bar. After that, you'll have the chance to create your own bespoke gin, made using ingredients that you've brought from home.
The fantastic Spirited Sermons will be continuing at Reverend Jw Simpson. Enjoy a cocktail masterclass based around your favourite spirit at this great London drinks event.
One of the best drinks tastings in London, this stunning cocktail class at Peckham's Little Bird distillery will introduce you to four cocktails and furnish you with the knowledge to make your own.
One of the coolest upcoming drinks events in London, this three-hour boat ride mixes gin-tasting and tour as you wend your way around the city's waterways feasting on tasty tapas and sampling some very special gins.
This cool London drinks tasting is a dream ticket for an gin fans. You'll taste test four different variations of the spirit, expertly paired with different tonics, with talks and information given by The Distillery's knowledgeable bartenders.
Try tequila and mescal like never before as you immerse yourself in Mexican culture, with artisanal spirits, delicious street food from their arena, cultural showcases, and craft beer, wine and live music.
Taste your way through the wins of the world at Humble Grape, as they explore different regions, grapes, and countries, all while their expert is on hand to deliver facts and fun times all round.
From orange wine through to a taste trip in Spain, Portugal and Morocco, Divino In Vino is all about trying different wines. Head to the North London bar for tasting, nibbles and masterclasses.
Have a toast to summer with some truly great beer, as the London Vegan Beer Fest returns for its sixth year and brings with it even more street food, great times, and award-winning beer to Hackney Downs Studios.
Slap bang in the middle of London is one of the area's best kept secrets. Head up to find the Icon Bar & Terrace, a rooftop bar that's serving Laurent-Perrier this summer.
One of the world's best bar is creating a tasting suite to dive deeper into the chemistry, biology and history of cocktails, as four of their senior staff create a tasting menu of four cocktails reflecting a specific, interesting concept.
Join the White Horse for one of their wonderful drinking experiences, whether you are after a sparkling and sweet wine master class, beer tasting, or wine and beer pairings with delicious food.
Goat in Chelsea is known for its delicious cocktails and stone-baked pizzas and now they're letting you in on their secret. Head to the swish spot every Thursday for a different themed cocktail class, along with 50% off food and drink when you're done.
Grab your favourite bottle of hooch and head west where a team of expert mixologists at the Moonshine Saloon are waiting to mix you up some stunning cocktails at one of the best drinks events in London.
Looking for a wine bar in London that offers only the best in wine tastings? Join Abbotshill Wine Bar for just that as this South Ealing spot can cater tastings to suit your palate, and the palate of your guests.
Step into M Restaurant and you'll be greeted by an interior of deep dark tonnes, lavish interiors and impeccable service. But while the delicious food and beautiful inside is one bonus, they also have their own dedicated wine tasting area, meaning you can sample the wines before indulging in a bottle yourself.
This series of London drinks tasting events looks at the various different facets that make up good wines. Enjoy informative talks on elements ranging from flavour to body along with some delicious food to pair with the wines.
Explore mescal like you've never explored it before, as Sin Gusano's founder curates a special selection of the drink not typically seen in the UK, alongside refreshing fruits, salts and tasting notes.
Join world-famous wine producers as they head to the Sky Garden for an evening of discussion on the complexities of wine, alongside glasses of specially chosen wines and a delicious dinner.
Head to Prosecco House for the launch of their new 'Meet The Makers' series. Find out the secrets behind what defines different varieties of Prosecco from the producers themselves.
Gin Tonica is a mecca for gin lovers; head to the revamped Victorian pub in Notting Hill to find more than 100 types of gin, all served Spanish style in a great goblet. Line your stomach with their scrumptious range of tapas.