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London: Gin Craze, London Gin Palace Crawl with Distillery Tour

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5 hours

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From 11:00

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London: Gin Craze, London Gin Palace Crawl with Distillery Tour

What you'll do

Embark on an immersive gin tour, through the Eyes of Catticus ( Tom Cat) , and delve into the captivating tale of gin culture in London. Stroll through the city's concealed backstreets, enchanting alleyways, and majestic thoroughfares while unraveling gin's captivating relationship with the British people. Sample the finest gin in the city while learning about its storied history. Indulge in an unforgettable gin adventure with us!

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Immerse yourself in the rich history of gin as we take you on a journey from its humble origins to its illustrious place in modern mixology. Along the way, learn about the three Gin Crazes and appreciate the artistry and science behind award-winning gin distillation techniques. Prepare for a multi-sensory experience filled with enchanting moments, tasteful delights, and intriguing insights.

Join us in discovering London's vibrant gin culture, past and present, as we guide you through a refined visit to a prestigious gin distillery. We'll conclude your unforgettable experience with a delightful 4-flight tasting session, where our expert London Distillery Guide will share their extensive gin-formation.

Indulge in this unparalleled journey into the world of gin and indulge in a sensory adventure that tantalizes the senses.

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    Indulge in the rich history of gin, a spirit colloquially known as the 'Mother's Ruin', which enticed the hearts and imaginations of Londoners since the early 18th century. Our expertly crafted audio guide shall take you on a remarkable journey through time, presenting the enduring Victorian Gin palaces that weathered the Blitz and 1960s property developers. Notably, in 1750 London was host to an astounding 7,000 'dram shops', where gin could even be procured from feline purveyors! Despite this number having dwindled in recent years, the quality of gin has soared.
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    Currently, an influx of micro-distilleries are flourishing, heralding a new era of gin artistry. Discover superior original 'Palaces,' and indulge in the thrilling creation of your bespoke gin blend. Bask in gin's enduring legacy and relish in the stories of its captivating origins.
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    Indulge in a truly exquisite experience with three striking and all-inclusive gin tastings at three of London's esteemed Gin Palaces.
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    Discover the City of London Gin Distillery with a guided visit and gin at their refined cocktail bar. Then, journey on a guided walk with an expert London historian as you are escorted from venue to venue, discovering the rich history and culture of London's gin scene.
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    End the evening with a 4-flight gin tasting led by a master distiller at The London Distillery, where you'll gain insight into the history and craftsmanship of London's finest gin. All in all, savor seven delightful drinks throughout this unforgettable experience.
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    Please note this description is an example of gins and drinks you might taste and will vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size.
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    Pre-recorded audio (20 min)

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    Distillery Tour Gin Tasting (1.5 hours) - A guided tour of the distillery to discover the history of gin in London and learn about their gin making techniques. The tour includes a Gin & Tonic on arrival followed by a “4-flight gin tasting”.

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What's not included

Although not compulsory, our team of tour guides would deeply appreciate gratuities and tips as a display of gratitude for the exceptional service they provide.

Pick up and drop off at your hotel is not included as we meet at a fixed location at The Blackfriars Inn – 174 Queen Victoria St, Greater, London EC4V 4EG. at either 5.30 pm or 8 pm.

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Meeting Points

The Meeting Point is The Blackfriars Inn – 174 Queen Victoria St, Greater, London EC4V 4EG. at either 5.30 pm or 8 pm depending on the tour you have booked.

Kindly ensure you are punctual and reach the meeting point 10-15 minutes prior to the departure time.

Nearest Public Transport: Blackfriars Railway Station. Temple or Mansion House Underground Stations. Access from either the Circle line underground or the District line underground.

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  • No matter what the weather, our tour runs rain or shine

  • The tour includes drinks as outlined in the itinerary additional orders placed during the tour must be paid for by the individual who orders them. If unsure, the tour guide will be happy to assist

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved during your tour

  • If you're under the age of 18, unfortunately, you cannot consume alcohol. However, there are plenty of delicious non-alcoholic options available 

  • Your tour will be conducted in English

  • The tour lasts 3 hours starting at 5.30 pm or 8 pm

  • Your tour will be led by an expert guide, who is local and has a passion for sharing extensive knowledge about English food and drink, history, and culture

  • This tour accommodates smaller groups. If you require a booking for a larger group, please don't hesitate to Reach out to us, on our live chat, or [email protected] and we'll help create the perfect experience for you.

Not wheelchair accessible

Not stroller accessible

Infants must not sit on laps

Infant seats unavailable

Not recommended for people with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Please note also there is a fair amount of walking involved.

Additional Info:

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking. The tour shall depart on time & concludes at the City of London Distillery & Bar where guests will have the opportunity to dwell around the venue at their own leisure / expense.

Cancellation Policy:

We offer a 48-hour cancellation policy. After this period customers can request to rebook to another date otherwise sales are final and will incur a 100% cancellation penalty.

Prices adult – child:

No children rate available.

Adult rate from 18 years old


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Cancellation policy

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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