15 Gin Experiences You Need to Book While You’re In London


Looking for a gin tour in London? Gin lovers could enjoy gin anywhere but why not elevate the concept by immersing yourself in a multi-sensory experience that is all about gin?

From gin tasting, to gin making to distillery tours and more, we’ve got the top attractions for gin aficionados in London to make the most out of your visit – or if you’re a London dweller what are you waiting for?

Gin Tours

The Ginstitute London

Once sufficiently briefed, your Ginstructor will guide you through to one of the Ginstitute’s Blending Rooms to nose your way through an eclectic range of pure botanical distillates and choose your favourites to create your own bespoke blend of gin.

During the session you’re going to receive four drinks (so make sure to eat beforehand!) and two bottles of gin, one of your personal blend and a bottle of Portobello Road Gin.

Location: 186 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LA

Price: £120 per person

Duration: 3 hours

Visit The London Distillery for more information.


Gin Journey – Private Gin Journey

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Gin Journey

Now this is an exciting gin experience that you could enjoy with a group of friends if you’re willing to discover new places for gin in London.

The Private Gin Journey comprises visiting five gin inspired venues. You get taught how to taste gin as well as you get the opportunity to get insight into the history and production process of this spirit.

Location: East London / Shoreditch or Bermondsey and Notting Hill as per request.

Price: £120 per person (min 12 pax, max 32 pax per booking).

Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins per tour

Visit Gin Journey for more information.


Haymans Distillery Tour

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Get a behind-the-scenes look into how Haymans make their True English Gin.

This gin experience includes a tutored tasting of their gin range as well as a guided tour of their working distillery as well as an introduction on how they make their gins.

Location: Hayman’s Distillery, 8a Weir Road, London, SW12 0NA

Price: £20 per person

Duration: 90 minutes

Visit Hayman’s for more information.


City of London Distillery Tour & Tasting

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City of London

You are welcomed to take a guided tour of the distillery to discover the history of gin in London and learn about the gin making techniques that take place at the City of London Distillery. The tour is also followed by a 3-flight gin tasting.

Location: 22-24 Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8DT

Price: £25 per person

Duration: 1 hour

Visit City of London for more information.


Classic Mini cooper gin bar adventure

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Inditute

This trip consists of stopping at the best gin bars and distilleries in Central London. In a Classic Mini Cooper!

The driver is all part of the gin experience (he won’t be drinking though so you can put your worries to rest). He’ll be a highly trained, local guide willing to show you London’s hidden gems.

Good news is that this experience can be booked for groups of up to three people.

Location: London

Price: £285

Duration: 2 hours min

Visit Inditute for more information.


Beefeater Gin Distillery Tour

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Explore one of the most well-known gin brand’s distilleries escorted by a Brand Home Host who will explain the hand-crafted production process.

You will also be hosted to a tutored comparative tasting of some of Beefeater’s gins.

Location: 20 Montford Place, London, SE11 5DE

Price: £15.00 per person

Duration: 1.5 hour

Visit Beefeater for more information.


Beefeater Exclusive VIP Experience

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Hosted on select Fridays this builds up from the previous gin experience as you get an immersive 2 hour and a half session of interactive exhibitions and learning about the history of gin. All this before you get whisked away to the heart of the distillery for a special gin tasting.

Location: 20 Montford Place, London, SE11 5DE

Price: £40.00 per person

Duration: 2.5 hours

Visit Beefeater for more information.


Sipsmith Distillery Tours London

Choose between two of Sipsmith’s gin experiences including tours of the distillery as well as a tutored tasting of their range of spirits.

Oh and if you’re feeling a little bit fancy, you can also opt for a 3-course supper at Charlotte’s Bistro where you will continue your gin-filled experience.

Location: The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, Chiswick , London W4 2LJ

Price: £25-£85

Duration: 1.5 – 3.5 hours

Visit Sipsmith London for more information.


Gin Cocktails

Haymans Cocktail Masterclass

Each of Hayman’s Masterclasses include a guided tour of the distillery along with an introduction on how to make the perfect G&T. To top it all of you get as well a guided journey through the history of English Gin cocktails with a demonstration of three Hayman’s Gin cocktails.

You also get the opportunity to get behind the bar to make your choice of three cocktails as well as to enjoy them in the end.

Location: Hayman’s Distillery, 8a Weir Road, London, SW12 0NA

Price: £35 per person

Duration: 2 hours

Visit Hayman’s for more information.


Sipsmith – The Ultimate Gin Cocktail Masterclass

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Sipsmith

This sipping experience will take you through the art of cocktail-ing where you will also be given the chance to create three of your own cocktails to sip on.

In the end you will also get a Sipsmith goodie bag to take home.

Location: The Distillery, 83 Cranbrook Road, Chiswick , London W4 2LJ

Price: £65

Duration: 2 hours

Visit Sipsmith London for more information.


Gin Making

Martello Hall Gin Making Masterclass

A great way to bring people together over what else gin as there will be cocktail making, a welcome featuring Prosecco, three gin cocktails and a “goodbye” Limoncello. Expect to mix, shake and stir your cocktails with Martello Hall’s head bartender.

Location: Martello Hall 137 Mare St, London, E8 3RH

Price: £40 per person

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Visit Martello Hall for more information.


City of London Gin Lab Experience

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City of London Gin Lab

Learn about distilling and the different botanicals, design your recipe and distill your very own personalised bottle of gin (70 cl) at City of London’s Gin Lab for an unforgettable gin experience in gin-making.

Location: Location: 22-24 Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8DT

Price: £125 per person

Duration: 2 hours

Visit City of London for more information.


Mr Fogg’s Maritime Club & Distillery Gin Adventure

If you grew up being a fan of Jules Verne then this is an experience you can’t miss out on. Other than housing an impressive plethora of gins at their London venues, Mr Fogg’s Parlour extends to a noteworthy Distillery where you can experience a “Gin Adventure”.

Embark on a fun voyage to gin learning and making, as you’re taken through the history of gin production before you’re tasked to produce your own gin using the EnGINe Room’s distillery.

Location: 37 Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2QS

Price: £60 per person

Duration: 2 hours

Visit Mr Foggs for more information and bookings.


Gin Journey Gin Making Masterclass

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Gin Journey

Victory London Distillery’s gin making masterclass is perfect for private groups to enjoy an event in an intimate space.

The group will also distill their very own gin and take a bottle each home with them too which sounds like a splendid way to end a gin making masterclass.

Location: Victory London Distillery, in Seven Sisters alongside Five Miles bar-restaurant, nightclub and brewery.

Price: £100 per person

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Visit Gin Journey London for more information and bookings.


Gin Hotel

The Distillery – Gin Hotel

If you’re looking for a gin-loving boutique hotel then head to the Gin Hotel.

Rooms are bright and quirky and come with a record players and a selection of vinyls so you can enjoy some music old school while making yourself the perfect G&T from the in-room gin bar.

Now if that sounds like the ideal vacation or stay-cation activity I don’t know what does.

Location: 186 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LA

Price: start at £125 per night

Visit The Distillery for more information and bookings.

Carla Nearchou