Words by: Difford's Guide
Photography by: London Cocktail Week
London’s most vibrant, exciting and cocktail-drenched week is nearly ready to kick off. Yes, London Cocktail Week is upon us again, and from 1st - 7th October the city will be taken over by drink enthusiasts, bartenders and cocktail lovers alike. From education to expertly mixed creations, London Cocktail Week 2018 will have it all.
In its ninth year, LCW is expected to reach more consumers and trade than ever before. Celebrated throughout London, the week will see seminars on mixology, pop-up bars and parties.
Digital passes are already on sale, still at just £10, which give you access to a range of facilities, discounts and £6 cocktails, or £4 non-alc cocktails, in 300 of the city's best bars. And of course, festival passes will offer unlimited entry to The Cocktail Village where 40 pop-up bars will be attending with their bespoke festival cocktails, from The Talisker Voyager boat bar to the Monkey Temple.
You can buy, download and activate your pass online here.
For more information, simply download the free DrinkUp.London app which provides bar listing information and their Festival Serve specially crafted for the week.
300 of the best bars across the capital will be throwing open their doors to offer bespoke and unlimited £6 cocktails throughout the week. You'll be able to keep track of your favourites or find the nearest bar offering their Festival Serve through the DrinkUp.London app.
Take a look at all participating bars to see where LCW will take you.
London Cocktail Week will be rammed with a full schedule of events including courses, tastings, drinks experiences, immersive pop-ups and workshops aimed at both members of the drinks trade and cocktail enthusiasts. Click here for the London Cocktail Week events page.