If you’re a fan of a cheeky gin and tonic, you’ll be pleased to know that London isn’t short of fantastic gin bars, many of which are well-stocked with unusual flavours, boutique brands and fantastic selections of the botanical-based spirit. A number of gins are even made in London so you might find yourself with a home-grown tipple to savour – or take away with you as a reminder of your London experience.
Whether you’re looking for a place to go after a business meeting in the city or want somewhere special to head to at the weekend before taking in a show, there’s a great variety of gin bars to choose from throughout the city. Staying in one of the hotels near St. Paul’s puts you in a great location for exploring some of London’s nightlife and there’s plenty of public transport options if you want to continue your gin adventures in another part of town later.
Why not try our recommendations for the city’s best gin bars the next time you’re staying with us at a Montcalm hotel London?
Coburg Bar, Mayfair
Coburg Bar isn’t just a gin bar - it provides a lot of other drinks too - but it's gin menu is really quite impressive. This variety is what sets it apart from many of London’s other bars. Located in Mayfair, Coburg Bar is a high end establishment that stocks all of your favourite gins and many you probably won’t have tried yet unless you’ve already done some serious research. If you’re staying in one of the hotels near St. Paul’s, the Coburg Bar makes for a great treat.
Holborn Dining Room
The Holborn Dining Room named itself as one of the best stocked gin bars in London, and they’re not far wrong. There are 400 types of gins on offer at the Holborn Dining Room, all of which can combined with over 20 different types of tonic to create delicious custom G&Ts. Plus, Holborn isn’t far from the Montcalm Hotel London.
Four Thieves, Clapham Junction
Four Thieves in Clapham Junction has a microbrewery on site and it serves up over 70 gins, so you’re sure to find some you haven’t sampled before. There’s always something happening at the Four Thieves and comedy nights, quizzes and live music nights can be enjoyed throughout the week. Though Four Thieves may be a bit of a journey from the Montcalm Hotel London, it’s worth a visit if you’re in the area.
East London Liquor Company, Mile End
If it’s a hip and happening gin bar you’re after, head to the East London Liquor Company. Situated along the canal in Mile End, the East London Liquor Company serves cocktails using gin they’ve created on site. It’s a trendy place for drinks, so it’s ideal if you’re trying to impress someone, and it boasts a great menu.
London is not short of nightlife options and there’s a lot of speciality bars and pubs to choose from. If a gin bar isn’t your thing, consider one of the traditional British pubs, busy nightclubs or trendy bars in the area. If you’re looking to stay somewhere near to the centre of the action, choose the Montcalm Hotel London.