The Summer is drawing to a close, the nights are getting longer and the temperatures are getting a touch chillier in our capital city. But all is not lost! We’re edging closer to one of the biggest events in the calendar for all drinks enthusiasts in the UK - London Cocktail Week!
With arguably the most exciting cocktail scene in the world, the hottest bars in London are transforming their venues and menus in anticipation of the vast waves of cocktail imbibers from all corners of the country.
If you’ve never heard of London Cocktail Week, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’re going to take a deep dive into how it all works and some of our favourite bars that we’re looking to drop into this year!
How does it work?
London Cocktail Week is an incredibly simple but brilliant concept that allows you to discover some absolute hidden gems across the city. Simply grab your London Cocktail Week wristband and head to one of the 300 participating venues in London.
On arrival, your wristband will give you access to that venue’s Signature Cocktails for just £7 each! You’ll find everything from classic cocktails such as Mojitos and Old Fashioneds, through to cocktails that are pushing the boundaries of what is possible delivering unique flavour and taste experiences. We’ve already had a sneak peek at a few different Signature Cocktail menus and we can confidently say you won’t be disappointed!
There are also hundreds of cocktail events and immersive experiences hosted at some of the most premium on-trade venues. These takeovers are not to be missed, as some of the very best alcohol brands show off everything their spirits have to offer.
What are Little Cocktail Villages?
New for 2022, London Cocktail Week is launching a unique way to discover the full cocktail experience all from one venue.. Well, four actually! The Little Cocktail Villages are specially created pop-up bars and experiences where you can still get the same £7 cocktails from participating nearby on-trade venues. These villages are situated in four beautiful locations across London and promise to offer the perfect start to your London Cocktail Week experience.
What if I’m not drinking?
London Cocktail Week has traditionally been one of the more boozier affairs in the calendar. However, times are changing and this year more than ever, we’ve seen participating venues offering both Non-Alcoholic and Low ABV options on their Signature Cocktail lists. Your wristband can now unlock some of the very best No&Lo serves, including some of your favourite CROSSIP cocktails!
How to get involved
Simple head over to the London Cocktail Week website to buy your wristband. From there, you’ve got from Oct 13th to Oct 23rd to complete your Cocktail Tour of all the best cocktail bars that London has to offer. We’ve handpicked a short selection of some of our favourites, that if you’re lucky, just might be offering CROSSIP No&Lo Signature Cocktails!
100 Wardour St
100 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0TN
Embrace your chance to dance at this cavernous Soho basement bar where live music and cocktails both go late into the night.
One Hundred Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High St, London, E1 6JQ
A beautiful basement bar, newly founded by the renowned “Mr Lyan”, located within the One Hundred Shoreditch Hotel. The cool yet casual venue is the perfect place to unwind with colleagues and pals, although a Friday & Saturday is bound to be more lively as there are live DJ's every week on both of those days!
321 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4DL
Cosy neighbourhood bar with creative cocktails and one of London's largest Japanese whisky selections. The tiled walls and comfy furniture make this space wonderfully welcoming.