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Eight great ways to celebrate World Gin Day in London

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Laura Richards
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Saturday June 9 is World Gin Day – here are the best events for a weekend full of ginspiration in London...

1. Gin Blending Workshop at Opium

Make your own mother’s ruin with Finnish gin Kyrö, who will also be pairing tasters from its range with dumplings. When in Chinatown…
15-16 Gerrard St, W1D 6JE. Thu Jun 7. £10.

2. 3 Martinis, 300 Oysters at 68 & Boston

While three martinis on the Fords gin menu will set you back a fiver each, oysters are free. Shuck, yeah!
5 Greek St, W1D 4DD. Thu Jun 7. Free entry.

3. The Botanical Suite at Dandelyan 

The Botanical Suite by Bombay Sapphire at Dandelyan

Bombay Sapphire has teamed up with Dandelyan to bring unique gin drinks to a private, plant-filled room. And this week’s theme is ‘disco’.
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, SE1 9PD. Wed Jun 6-Sun Jun 10. £55.

4. Meadow Tonic at Millie’s Lounge

Download the DrinkUp.London app and get a £10 pass: it lets you buy £6 gin drinks – like this watercress-infused G&T – at a range of bars.
The Ned, 27 Poultry, EC2R 8AJ. Thu Jun 7-Sun Jun 10. £6.

5. Pink Party at Flat Iron Square

Drink pink gin served from a pink van, courtesy of Beefeater. It’s also selling slushies and popsicles.
68 Union St, SE1 1TD. Fri Jun 8. Free entry.

6. Junipalooza at Tobacco Dock

Junipalooza

Sample a whole host of gins and meet their distillers at this gin-ius one-day festival, taking place on World Gin Day itself.
Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, E1W 2SF. Sat Jun 9. £35.

7. Saving Grace Gin Brunch at First Aid Box

By Sunday, brunch washed down with a Red Snapper – a gin twist on the bloody mary – may be just what the doctor ordered.
119 Dulwich Rd, SE24 0NG. Sun Jun 10. From £12.50. 

8. East London Negroni Tour at East London Liquor Co

Negroni week at east london liquor company

Gin not enough for you? Well, it’s also Negroni Week! The ELLC and Hackney’s 58 Gin are teaming up for this negroni-focused distillery tour.
Unit GF1, Bow Wharf, 221 Grove Rd, E3 5SN. Sat Jun 9. £45.

Celebrate World Gin Day by booking a London distillery tour

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