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City of London Distillery

22 - 24 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8DT, England
+44 20 7936 3636
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Interesting Tour

Got shown to the bar on arrival and given a lovely Gin & Tonic. Went into a small room with others... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Yvonne C
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Minster, United Kingdom
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Gin Tour

Absolutely fab night here last night. We did the gin tour. Very funny and informative. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Marcus B
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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The City of London Distillery is a unique combination of a working gin distillery and a speakeasy style cocktail bar - called the COLD bar. We're open from 12:00 mid-day until 11 pm (Mon-Fri) and from 4 to 11 pm (Sat) and welcome visitors to take a tour of the distillery, enjoy a gin-tasting or masterclass, make their own bottle of gin in our distilling classes or just chill-out in the bar taking in the ambiance and aroma of gin that hangs in the air.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gin making” (40 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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22 - 24 Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8DT, England
City of London
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+44 20 7936 3636
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Got shown to the bar on arrival and given a lovely Gin & Tonic. Went into a small room with others and given 2 small gins to try. All explained brilliantly by Jake. Had a look at the actual distillery, very shiny and a lot...More

Thank Yvonne C
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lawrence186, General Manager at City of London Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed the tour. Best Regards, Joel Lawrence.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fab night here last night. We did the gin tour. Very funny and informative. Lots of samples and then lots more in the bar afterwards. Great night. Thanks.

Thank Marcus B
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lawrence186, General Manager at City of London Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Best Regards, Joel Lawrence.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Cold bar in the City of London gin distillery is set underground and has a lovely atmosphere. A great array of cocktails, each designed to go with each of their gins. While expensive, all of their g&t's are double measures (50ml) as standard meaning...More

Thank finvin
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lawrence186, General Manager at City of London Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm so pleased you enjoyed our Gins and the Bar to, i will pass onto the team their great efforts for service. Many Thanks. Joel Lawrence

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son bought me a voucher for two for the gin tasting, and we pre-booked it for this evening. We were welcomed and taken to comfortable chairs and served a very good gin and tonic whilst we waited to start. The tasting takes place in...More

1  Thank CheekyLondon
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lawrence186, General Manager at City of London Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you had a good experience, Shame about that one particular person. But never mind a great night had by all. Thank -you. Best Regards, Joel Lawrence.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. Down a flight of stairs in the City, there is a lovely old bar and little distillery. They do a very good range of very distinctive gins, and we tried as many as we could before common sense told us to...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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lawrence186, General Manager at City of London Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm Glad you enjoyed your time here at The City of London Distillery and Bar! We certainly hope we exceeded your expectations. Looking forward to your next visit. Many Thanks. Joel Lawrence

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really fun way to spend time with friends. Joel was a great host and was able to guide us safely in the right direction but also encouraging us to experiment with all the botanicals. Worth a trip.

Thank Alison W
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lawrence186, General Manager at City of London Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words and that you had a great time. Many thanks, Joel Lawrence

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic night out, the host Joel was a star. One of our most enjoyable evenings out, will definitely do it again!

Thank Phil246
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lawrence186, General Manager at City of London Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words, Glad you enjoyed the experience, we also enjoyed having you here. Many thanks, Joel Lawrence

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jake was our guide for the distillery tour and tasting. He was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and personable. I learned loads about the history of Gin and the distilling process. They’ve only been around since the end of 2012 but their Gin is already winning world...More

Thank stanhope10
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lawrence186, General Manager at City of London Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you so much for your kind words and that you had a Gintastic!! time at the distillery. Yes Jake is very knowledgeable and an asset to us. We hope you had a memorable experience and look forward to seeing you in the near future. Best...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Treated to a lesson about gin production in this superb venue. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. The gins very interesting in their differences to taste. The opportunity to sit and enjoy a large glass of our favourite and bring a bottle home. A...More

Thank OXON111
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lawrence186, General Manager at City of London Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words and we enjoyed having you. We hope you had a great birthday!

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our 5.30pm tour. Excellent guide who was really knowledgable and interesting. The gin was delicious and the gin cocktails were amazing. All the staff were very friendly. We spent 3 hours there.

Thank kellypomelo
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