London Cocktail Week is a seven day festival celebrating the great and good of the city’s cocktail scene, including the bars and brands which make up this vibrant landscape as well as the best mixed drinks available. Taking place in October each year the festival hosts events, discounted serves and exclusive offers in over 200 bars across London, and hosts an entire cocktail village in Old Spitalfields Market. All you need to get involved is a festival pass.
To get involved in the festivities you will need to buy a festival pass; which cost £10 and are available to buy online. It's important to buy your pass BEFORE the week to beat the queues. To go inside the cocktail village, attend events and access the discounts and offers all you have to do is show your pass. Essentially it’s your key to the city for the whole week, making you a part of the festival.
We partner with over 200 bars for London Cocktail Week, all of whom serve a £5 cocktail for those with a festival pass. There is one discounted drink available in each venue and you can see what bars are serving online and in our guidebook – which you get for free when you collect your pass. It’s a great chance to visit a new bar and try a new cocktail, spirit or flavour without hitting your bank balance. See what bars are involved here.
London Cocktail Week is about more than just about exploring the bars. Every year we, together with our partners, host fun and engaging events. This could be masterclasses, distillery tours, parties, tastings or paired meals. Want to learn how vodka is made? How to taste drinks like an expert? How to pair cocktails with food? How to make your favourite drinks? Or just meet loads of fun Londoners and drink delicious cocktails with them? There’s an event for everyone, amateur to expert.
Our event timetable is put online one month before the festival so be sure to check back regularly and see what’s happening.
A handful of our partner bars go one step further than a £5 serve and put together a unique offer for festival pass holders. This could be anything from a cocktail and paired desserts to a complete meal. See what bars are involved here.