Fancy a cocktail? All week? Then you’re in luck! Other than London Fashion Week (obviously), this has to be one of the best events in the London calendar, because really, who wouldn’t want delicious drinks at awesome prices, and the excuse to go nearly every night! Plus there’s pop-ups, parties and tastings aplenty.
We’ve teamed up with DesignMyNight.com to provide you with the chicest selection of the best bars to visit during London cocktail week. All you need to do is buy a wristband (for £15) and you’ll be granted access to over 200 participating bars dotted around London, and each cocktail for wristband wearers is only £4. So, if you’re interested in a week dedicated to trying yummy and glamorous drinks then scroll this way…
5cc City of London
Nestled in the heart of Farringdon, 5cc City of London is a secretive and sophisticated little cocktail bar, the perfect location for an edgy evening of fun. Dig into a delicious selection of oysters if you’re feeling peckish and enjoy a cocktail from their collection of classics as well as a vast vintage range that is guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
Team LBD tipple of choice: the Cucumber Collins, a refreshing gin drink with a minty twist, perfect after a long day at the office!
Rum? Check. Vodka? Check. Tequila? Check. Barrio have all the main cocktail ingredients covered! If it’s a lively start to the evening you’re after then this Latino inspired bar is a must during LCW. Set in the quirky Shoreditch area, this cool bar is buzzing every night of the week but it’s sure to be bursting with even more energy in this week of cocktail delights. A special mention must also go to the ‘Hand Grenade Hibal’ cocktail. Dare you try it?
Team LBD tipple of choice: The Ron Mocha Boca includes chocolate milkshake, rum, coffee and cream – count us in!
An international award winning cocktail bar that sums up everything you could expect from its quirky Shoreditch location, step into NOLA and witness a transatlantic battle as America’s finest cocktail kings and queens do battle with our very own. There’s an astonishingly cool collection of cocktails on offer from New Orleans classics such as Grasshopper and Sezerac and an array of traditional British mixes to make your decision even harder!
Team LBD tipple of choice: the Sazerac is a classic New Orleans mix up and is sweet and strong all at the same time – it’s a must try!
Soak up the surroundings and add a bit of glamour to your night and sample Dirty Martini‘s stylish underground bar. In the heart of Mayfair situated between Bond Street and Oxford Street stations, this sophisticated and modern bar makes delightful bespoke cocktails and usually with a drop or two of Prosecco, what’s not to love about that?!
Team LBD tipple of choice: as recommended by manager Scarlett Burgon, she says they’ve created a signature cocktail for the week: The Lady in Red. A sophisticated mix of gin and blood orange with a lemon twist, strawberry syrup and just to top it off a crack of black pepper on top!
The Jones Family Project
Jones Family Project is one of the new rising stars in the restaurant and cocktail world, recently opening its doors on the streets of the achingly cool, Shoreditch. Head upstairs for a hand-crafted cocktail, where you’ll really see London’s cocktail culture come alive as the Jones family boast an ‘Old Street Lemonade’ cocktail to celebrate one of the most delicious and entertaining weeks in the industry.
Team LBD tipple of choice: the Jones Apple Pie is not to be missed, it’s a sumptuous concoction of vodka, muddled apples and sugar with a tangy lemon twist.
Now you know where to go, all you need is a cool cocktail dress to ensure you play the part of cocktail connoisseur. Check out the super chic new LBD Collection or delve into our hand-picked selection of cocktail dresses here.