Cocktails in the City London: Summer Edition

Bedford Square Gardens

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Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Festival
Background Music
Over 18

"A delectable festival of drinks" and last year's "ultimate cocktail weekender", enjoy the very best of London's bar scene in the leafy green surroundings of London's largest private Georgian gardens.

From East to West and North to South, sip shake and stir your way around the capitals best cocktail bars with no taxis, no tube and no buses. 

Save the date and enjoy an afternoon of tasting tables, main stage demonstrations, DJs and amazing street food.

Example of last year's show-guide is downloadable here

2016 line-up*

Looking Glass Cocktail Club | Blind Pig | Cahoots | Fifteen | The Cocktail Trading Co. | Seven Tales | Oblix | Powder Keg Diplomacy | Little Bat | Dishoom | We Are Big Chill | Rev JW Simpson | Loves Company | First Aid Box | Aqua Shard | Foxlow | Opium | Hush | London Cocktail Club | Fontaine's | The Bloomsbury Club Bar | Barts | Graphic and more... 

*more bars added on a daily basis 

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Bedford Square Gardens
Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES

Nearest station:
Tottenham Court Road (Tube)


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Cocktails in the City London Ltd

A joint venture of Bourne and Hollingsworth Group and Cocktails in the City.

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Really well organised event. Great fun, good atmosphere and a wide choice of bars. Really enjoyed the DJ playlist as well. Only improvement is I would have like the session to be longer. Emily visited Bedford Square Gardens on 26 Jul 2016
02 Aug 2016 by Emily

Fantastic event, well organised with an interesting selections of bars, cocktails and fun games. It was unfortunately over a little too quickly - extending the session slightly would be great! Justine visited Bedford Square Gardens on 28 Jul 2016
02 Aug 2016 by Justine

Brilliant! Five stars. Interesting selection of bars, and good food at the burger kitchen. Would like it to have been longer, 4 hours was a bit short. Would also like to see the return of Harvey Nichols (one of your 2015 attendees). Can't wait for next year! Jeremy visited Bedford Square Gardens on 06 Jul 2016
01 Aug 2016 by Jeremy

Great event, with a really great vibe. A good show case for a variety of different bars - that I plan to explore! Will look forward to the next one!. Alexandra visited Bedford Square Gardens on 29 Jul 2016
01 Aug 2016 by Alexandra

Brilliant event, shame it ended so early. Great mix of drink, food and fun, with a very laid back atmosphere. Even the weather was pure summer. We'll be back next year :) Joanna visited Bedford Square Gardens on 19 Jun 2016
01 Aug 2016 by Joanna

What a stunning evening we had on 30th July. Cocktails just amazing. The bars and the crowd were brilliant. Can't wait for CITC next year. Well done to CITC crew. hazelcamille1 visited Bedford Square Gardens on 13 Jul 2016
01 Aug 2016 by hazelcamille1

Fantastic afternoon at CITC. So good in fact that we paid to go back for the evening session Amazing atmosphere and the cocktails were divine. Favourite bar was Three Six Six Will definitely return next year. Just a shame time allocated was only 4 hours as that's really not long enough On a side note, ladies loo's really need a hanger for bags (floor=shudder even tho they were maintained). Leanne visited Bedford Square Gardens on 28 Jun 2016
01 Aug 2016 by Leanne

Great event. Went on the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. It was buzzy and intimate without being too crowded. We had quite a few different drinks - great variety. Would recommend and go again. Loved it... Philip visited Bedford Square Gardens on 28 Jul 2016
01 Aug 2016 by Philip

We stumbled on this event when looking for something to do in London. Although the queue looked long to get in, the staff were efficient and helpful. More token sellers would have helped (and more food options), but really fantastic cocktails, great selection of bars and spirits and a brilliant atmosphere. Recommended! VictoriaO visited Bedford Square Gardens on 29 Jul 2016
01 Aug 2016 by VictoriaO

Really fun. relaxed evening. Loads of people there but even the queues that were long, moved quickly. Only negative would be the lack of food options for my (fussy?) wife! Great cocktails, great atmosphere and already looking to book for next year. Gary visited Bedford Square Gardens on 29 Jun 2016
01 Aug 2016 by Gary

Fab event! Lots to see and do from ping pong to crazy golf there was some great bars there. Hope it is on again. Would love a Christmas themed one too! Samantha visited Bedford Square Gardens on 11 Mar 2016
01 Aug 2016 by Samantha

it was a great event, loved it. Great bars and lovely venue. I attended last year also and was very happy to experience it again. I do hope it will take place again! VIVIBU75 visited Bedford Square Gardens on 01 Jul 2016
01 Aug 2016 by VIVIBU75

this was great last year... awesome bars and cocktails, garden party vibe and lots of fun. Question though, if you enter at 4 pm - can you stay through the evening too??
27 Jun 2016 by Anita
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