London is a beloved city to many people for many reasons, one of them being its delightful gin shops and various other gin offerings.
Nevertheless, socialising isn’t the only way to enjoy gin. You can also enjoy your favourite tipple from the comfort of your own home on a quiet night in . These are rapidly becoming more and more appealing after a long week at work.
Here’s our shortlist for London Gin Shops that you should keep on your radar:
Fortnum and Mason
First founded in London’s Piccadilly back in 1707, this is definitely a gem that has remained an essential destination for anyone in search of extraordinary tipples.
One of the key values of the staff working here is to deliver a first class service to anyone who walks through their doors.
After seeing the interior we can safely say that the decor adds to the overall grandeur.
Offering an array of over 60 gins, there is a tipple for everyone.
Fortnum and Mason is open: Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm and Sunday, 12 noon – 6 pm | Location: 42 Jermyn Street, Londond, SW1Y 6DN | For more information visit their website
This luxury department store is synonymous with the English capital. It boasts not only an impressive collection of luxury goods but also high quality spirits.
Have a browse through its stunning food hall and you’ll find gin classics which you can’t fail to adore.
Harrods is open: Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm and on Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm| Location: 87-135 Bompton Road, London, SW1X 7XL | For more information you can visit their website
Gerry’s Wines & Spirits
Gerry’s pride themselves on stocking the UK’s largest selection of spirits and liqueurs. For pure choice alone this shop should be on your radar.
Located in the centre of London’s vibrant Soho, it has become famous for being something of an Aladdin’s Cave for rare, weird and wonderful examples of distillers’ art.
Gerry’s Wines & Spirits is open: Monday – Thursday, 9 am to 7.30 pm, Friday – Saturday, 9 am – 9 pm and on Sunday, 12 am – 6 pm| Location : 74 Old Compton street, Soho, London, W1D 4UW | For more information you can visit their website.
Self pronounced as London’s English Wine & British spirits specialists, the Wine Pantry boasts an impressive selection of wines – and of course gin!
They also organise gin tastings where guests can dive into the wonderfully diverse flavours of gin.
Location: Unit 57, Grand Terrace, St Pancras Station, London, N1C 4QL | For more information visit their Facebook page
Whisky Exchange – Covent Garden Shop
This could very well be a spirit lover’s dream, as this shop has two floors filled with an abundance of delicious tipples.
On the ground floor you can find gins from around the world opening you up to a myriad of tasting experiences.
If you’re unsure on what you’re looking for their knowledgeable staff can help as they’re all passionate about spirits and gin – hopefully as much as we are.
The Whisky Exchange shop is open: Monday – Wednesday, 10.30 am – 7.00 pm, Thursday – Friday, 10.30 am – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 7.30 pm, and Sunday, 12.00 pm – 6.00 pm | Location: 2 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9HH | For more information visit their website
Established in August 2012 and located in the heart of London’s Mayfair this is more than just a shop.
They also regularly host tastings with top winemakers & distillers giving guests a unique insight into the production and history of their stock.
Hedonism Wines is open: Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm and on Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm | Location: 3-7 Davies St. Mayfair, W1K 3LD, London | For more information visit their website
East London Liquor Company
A spirits producer with a distillery situated in the heart of the English capital, producing and importing a range of quality gins.
As well as purchasing spirits, you can also enjoy them at their bar/restaurant area which offers an inimitable ambience. Perfect for a night out with friends and/or loved ones.
You can visit the East London Liquor Company: Tuesday – Friday, 17.00 – 23.00, Saturday, 12.00 pm – 00.30 am and Sunday, 12.00 pm – 23.00 pm| Location: Unit GF1, Bow Wharf, 221 Grove Road, London, E3 5SN | For more information visit their website
Here’s a store where you’ll find anything but the ordinary gins. Bottle Apostle has an eclectic and intricate selection of gins including Salcombe London Dry Gin and the Sacred Gin varieties, among others.
Bottle Apostle is open: Monday – Friday, 12.00 pm – 9.00 pm, Saturday, 10.00 am – 8.00 pm and Sunday, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm | Location: 95 Lauriston Road, London | For more information you can visit their website
They have an impressive UK gin collection including Scottish gems such as Caorunn gin.
Oddbins stores are open: Monday – Saturday, 11.00 am – 21.00 pm and Sunday, 11.00 – 20.00 | Location: 4 Pembridge Road, London, W11 3HL | For more store locations and information visit their website
Majestic Wine – Covent Garden
Don’t be fooled by the name of this shop, it offers an impressive and diverse variety of spirits including gin!
Majestic Wine is open: Monday – Friday, 11.30 am – 7.00 pm and on Saturday, 11.30 am – 6.00 pm| Location: 24/25 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5RH | For more information visit their website