Cocktails in the City London: Summer Edition

Bedford Square Gardens



Friday 3 August 2018 and Saturday 4 August 2018
Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Tickets from £20
Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Festival
Background Music
Over 18

The UK’s finest weekend-long celebration of London’s unrivalled drinks scene, Cocktails in the City returns for the hugely popular summer edition. Taking place in the stunning leafy environs of Bedford Square Gardens, Cocktails in the City brings together London’s 25 most inventive and original cocktail bars in pop-up form, as they compete to be crowned Best Bar, seducing guests with show stopping cocktails, and vying for flavour with trend-surfing inventions.

Cocktails in the City is a bar-hopper’s paradise, bringing together the cream of London’s illustrious cocktail culture, all within sipping distance of each other. Guests are greeted with a village of pop-up bars to explore, each with their own unique aesthetic, hosting tastings, workshops, games and of course, a plethora of talented mixologists putting a personal twist on their summery cocktail creations.

Perfect for cocktail connoisseurs and casual bar grazers alike, guests can discover hipster hangouts and rub shoulders with exclusive institutions as they embark on the city’s ultimate cocktail tour. details: Bedford Square Gardens, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3HH 

Bars include:

The Nightjar, The Cocktail Trading Co, Mr Fogg's, Little Bat, Rumpus Rooms, The Blind Spot......

Friday Aug 3rd, from 5 – 10pm, Saturday Aug 4th 12-5pm and 5.30-10pm.

Tickets are priced at £20 and includes a FREE cocktail.

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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

Welcome to Cocktails in The City, bringing the nations leading bars under one roof for your enjoyment.  We invite you to try something new and discover something a little different at the nations leading cocktail event. We have welcomed over 30,000 cocktail enthusiasts to shake and stir drinks with the countries leading bartenders and we hope you can join us in 2018. What will you discover?

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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. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-29
by on August 2nd, 2016

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! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 2nd, 2016

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! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016

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!. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016

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 :) Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016

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. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016

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). Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016

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... Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-29
by on August 1st, 2016

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! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016

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. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016

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! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-29
by on August 1st, 2016

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! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-29
by on August 1st, 2016

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??
by on June 27th, 2016
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