Fashionable and innovative, Gin has become one of the most popular drinks in London making Gin Palaces the place to be. These are not places where there is just one or two gins on offer – instead there may be a hundred or more, plus countless different types of tonic you can try while a resident at one of the best Aparthotels London. We take a look at some of the most popular locations to enjoy a gin or two.
The Gin Bar, High Holborn
Choosing your drink is definitely hard when you visit The Gin Bar. Just where do you start? On offer is London’s largest collection of Gin’s with more than 500 different Gins and 30 tonics creating over 14,000 possible combinations! There are also gin cocktails on offer. Try international brands as well as local specialities, as well as a selection of wines, beers and spirits. The brightly coloured bottles positively glow above the distinctive copper-topped Gin Bar. Stylish and spacious, this is a very sophisticated yet friendly destination. In addition, if you want to get the feel of home away from home then choose to stay in serviced apartments London that cost less than that of a hotel stay.
Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour, Covent Garden
Fancy something a little old-world? Then head for Mr Fogg’s in Covent Garden which describes itself as ‘the gin parlour of the eccentric British adventurer’. Stroll up the stairs and turn back the clock to a much earlier era. You can even feel as though Phileas Fogg himself might venture forth on his adventures around the world. The elaborately draped curtains, the austere portraits and cupboard like bar possessing all manner of tempting drawers. Try some Victorian sweet and savoury delicacies alongside over 300 gins, 15 tonics and complimenting botanicals. Perhaps you want a Gin Safari? Then try one of their special master classes held in Aunt Gertrude’s Gin Parlour involving a tutored tasting of different gins.
Plush leather seating, and American speakeasy style await you at the City of London Distillery (C.O.L.D), Blackfriars. Watch the gin bubbling away as it distills in the large copper stills, and try a gin-heavy cocktail involving some of the 180 gins sold here. Book a tour of the distillery and find out how Gin is made. How about distilling your very own bottle of gin? The Gin Lab allows you to design and distill some gin to your own personal recipe, creating a bottle to take away with you.
Whistling Shop, Shoreditch
If you prefer something a little more atmospheric, then book a stay at the Presidential Marylebone Mayfair and head over to the Whistling Shop in Worship Street, Shoreditch. Dark and lit by an indoor street lamp, this is definitely one of the most atmospheric bars in the city. In fact, it feels like you have stepped into an old style Victorian gin palace. Themed around an atlas, the drinks menu allows you to plot a course through the history and geography of global drinking while enjoying some traditional British food. Look out for the cocktail lab with its crazy instruments used to make up unusual infused gin potions.