Forget wine, think gin: The best gin bars in London!

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The summer months are absolutely the best time for a cheeky G&T – simple, delicious and refreshing. If you’re looking for a change of scene or a little bit of variety from your regular order, why not try out one of these fantastic gin bars right in the heart of London.

Gin and Tonic glasses

Best London Gin Bars

In no particular order we’ve listed eight of our personal favorite and some of the very best gin bars to try across London this Summer. More information about each of the gin bars can be found in the description below.

  1. Purl London – Marylebone
  2. Holborn Dining Room – Holborn
  3. Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour – Covent Garden
  4. The London Gin Club – Soho
  5. The Distillery  – Notting Hill
  6. Graphic Bar – Soho
  7. Pollen Street Social – Mayfair
  8. Artesian – Marylebone

Purl London, Marylebone

As they state themselves, if you’re looking for a drink that satisfies ‘on a multi-sensory level’ you’d be in the right place. An experimental bar with the atmosphere of 1920’s prohibition, this fantastic venue offers molecular mixology masterclasses and cocktails using the finest gin and a range of aromas, fogs, airs and foams to bring out the flavours.

Purl London, 50-54 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 7HX

Holborn Dining Room, Holborn

Boasting a collection of over 400 types of gin, Holborn Dining Room has definitely earned the right to be called the best-stocked gin bar in London. Coupled with their 30 different tonics, gin-lovers are able to enjoy over 14,000 different combinations of flavours! The vibrant atmosphere and classic décor definitely lends an air of refinement and style to your visit, surrounded by the bustling atmosphere of the Bloomsbury nightlife.

Holborn Dining Room, High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

Holborn dining rooms bar

Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour, Covent Garden

At first glance, this may seem like a rather eclectic location but that is definitely part of its character. Located above Mr Fogg’s Tavern, this eccentric and decadent parlour bar will amaze your senses. With fun offers such as G&Tea (a sampling selection of their 300+ gins coupled with decadent Victorian pastries and cakes) and the Gin Safari tuition session, this gin bar experience would be anything but boring!

Mr. Fogg’s Gin Parlour, 1 New Row, WC2N 4EA

The London Gin Club, Soho

Situated in The Star at Night, this decadent gin bar is dedicated to the enjoyment of gin, and definitely lives up to its tagline. It offers a selection of over 350 different gins and – if you want to sample as many of them as you can in one night – three fantastic tasting events: The History of Gin, The Gin Cocktail Journey, and The Gin Flavour Spectrum and Botanicals.

The London Gin Club, (The Star) 22 Great Chapel Street, W1F 8FR

The Distillery, Notting Hill

This gin bar is situated in quite a unique location: the home of Portobello Road gin! Stylishly timeless, their elegant cocktail bar is home to a unique blend of gin cocktails and other eclectic spirits. Not only that, but they are also home to the Ginstitute, a museum dedicated to the presentation of gin’s colourful and checkered past. Once completing the museum tour, you are able to create your own personal blend of botanics for a bottle of gin!

The Distillery, 186 Portobello Road, W11 1LA

Graphic Bar, Soho

This fresh and stylish gin palace is located right in the heart of Soho offers a fantastic location for you to source one of the UK’s best selections of gin. Surrounded by the latest in urban art, enjoy a gin cocktail made with some very different flavours and tastes for the ultimate gin experience.

Graphic Bar, 4 Golden Square, Soho, London W1F 9HT

Pollen Street Social, Mayfair

This elegant and stylish Mayfair restaurant and bar may not look like a gin bar at first glance, but looks can be deceiving. With a Gin of the Month feature and an enormous selection of gin to choose from, this venue presents a classy and elegant way to enjoy their seasonal cocktail creations or a classic gin and tonic.

Pollen Street Social, 8-10 Pollen St, Mayfair, London W1S 1NQ

Artesian, Marylebone

This bar was named World’s Best Bar in 2015 and it’s easy to see why.  Their three menus: Artesian Classics, Perception and Innovation promise to take you on a journey of cocktail excellence. The gin is the spirit in the spotlight for the Artesian Classics menu, paired with all manner of gorgeous flavours to really bring out the decadence of the gin.

Artesian, 1C Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 1JA

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