London Cocktail Week has just been awarded the Best Event in London by voters in the DesignMyNight 2015/16 Awards.
Over 20,000 voters decided on the best pubs, clubs, bars and events across the captial - picking our festival as the best of the bunch.
For those who've never been, London Cocktail Week is a seven day festival celebrating the great and good of the city’s cocktail scene. Taking place in October each year, it's basically one hellva party and we've been running the gig for the last six years. 2016 is our seventh time aboard the fun and fantastic merry-go-round that is LCW.
In 2015 the festival completely smashed through the ceiling and drove the festival to heights previously unthought of - taking to the streets of Soho and launching the World Class London Cocktail Week Hub on Poland Street, with queues out the door each night of the week. Over in east London the festival took over the entire market space of Old Spitalsfields and launched a week-long cocktail village of bespoke pop-up bars, trucks, vans and even bicycles, all serving up specially-created cocktails, street food and music.
There were over 275 bars on the Cocktail Tours, each serving a signature cocktail for £5, and more than 20,000 people joined us in celebrating this incredible bar scene and city.
We had a blast and we're so happy to hear the rest of London did as well.
Thanks for voting folks! And stay tuned, we're already planning this years festival, which is going to be the best one yet. (We know we say that every year but have we lied so far?)
See the full list of winners here.