Unfortunately, we’ve had to make the very difficult decision not to run The Cocktail Village this year. The safety of our guests is absolutely paramount to us, and we felt that we couldn’t create the sort of experience that our London Cocktail Week attendees are used to - the maze of pop-ups, lively entertainment, and party atmosphere, whilst still adhering to any physical distancing rules that may be set out.
However - we have also had to consider the terrible impact the pandemic has had on the London hospitality scene, and the fact that more than ever before, our purpose as a festival is to support our bar partners to ensure as many as possible can get back on their feet after a very difficult year.
We felt that by creating a huge Cocktail Village in the heart of the city, we would be diverting customers and support away from these bars, for whom every guest counts and could be the difference between some bartenders keeping their jobs or not.
But we know how much some of you love a pop-up… SO, we are bringing the spirit of The Cocktail Village to the bars of London in 2020!
As well as offering the £6 Signature Cocktails to Festival Pass holders as usual, many of your favourite venues will be hosting immersive brand takeovers or extended special menus curated especially for London Cocktail Week 2020 - something we’ve never been able to offer quite so widely before.
These bar pop-ups are going to be playing a huge part in helping to bring life back into the hospitality scene - so please make sure you check out what’s happening and visit to support if you are able to! All pop-ups and events that we list will adhere to the new government guidelines and our full timetable will be announced in September 2020.