Extended for a second time this year and taking place throughout the entire month of October, London Cocktail Week is the must-attend event for any cocktail-aficionado.
An enormous celebration of the capital's fantastic cocktail scene, with Signature Cocktails and immersive experiences in hundreds of the best bars in the city, this year sees a calendar of unforgettable events from the likes of Courvoisier Cognac, The Macallan Scotch Whisky, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, and Maker’s Mark Bourbon.
From spine-tingling live jazz performances to cosy winter terraces, there’s a celebration to suit all this October, plus a tipple to appeal to all tastes.
Discerning drinkers are invited to raise a glass and celebrate and be joyful with an evening of music, dancing and cognac cocktails at the Salon Courvoisier. Bringing live music to London Cocktail Week for the first time ever, Oriole and Nightjar have partnered with the World’s Most Awarded French cognac house, Courvoisier, to celebrate music’s connection to joy by bringing together contemporary musicians who are creating the future of modern jazz.
Guests will be taken on a journey through the senses with an impressive menu of expertly-crafted cocktails and deliciously paired food, all wrapped up in an evening of pure exuberance at the Salon Courvoisier.
Entry is free but you can also book a table-side exploration into the world of Cognac, cocktails and aroma for £10. Enjoy a guided tour through award-winning Courvoisier cognacs by one of the World's Best Bartenders and sample a refreshing cocktail before learning how to create your own bespoke Daisy-style serve.
Location: Oriole, Smithfield Markets, EC1A 9LH
Nightjar, 129 City Road, EC1V 1JB
Dates: 1st October – 31st October
The London Cocktail Trail
Embark on a trip of discovery through the hustle and bustle of London’s buzzing bar scene with the London Cocktail Trail in partnership with the London Cocktail Club’s nine unique venues. Cocktail-lovers who take on the challenge of the trail throughout the month of October will be given a map of specific venues to visit, some of which will be host to exciting bookable events and workshops from Maker’s Mark, House of Suntory, Brugal 1888 and Laphroaig. Those who complete the task by enjoying a tipple in each of the bars located on a map will be in with a chance of winning a £50 London Cocktail Club bar tab.
Location: London Cocktail Club venues (see website for more details)
Dates: 1st – 31st October
Booking link: Visit one of the London Cocktail Club venues from 1st October – 31st October to take part in the London Cocktail Trail
The Macallan Manor House Winter Terrace
This winter, The Macallan has partnered with Rosewood London to transform their iconic courtyard terrace into a luxurious Scottish manor house, bringing a taste of the Scottish countryside to the heart of London.
Launching on 6th October, guests can discover gastronomic experiences, inspired by the Roca Brothers’ (world-renowned chefs and owners of twice named Best Restaurant in the World) visit to London where they immersed themselves in the essence of the city; exploring different cultures and sourcing inspiration for their world of gastronomy by meeting other masters of their craft, including the tea master from JING Tea, purveyors of the best single estate teas from across the globe.
The Macallan Manor House at Rosewood London brings two worlds together: pairing our exceptional single malt with expertly crafted JING Tea. This unique and interactive experience offers guests a chance to create their own bespoke Hot Toddy, using also exotic herbs and spices from around the world.
The Macallan Manor House at Rosewood London will also be partnering with London Cocktail Week and will be offering a delicious serve as part of the £7 Signature Cocktails. Please note this will be by reservation only
Location: The Rosewood, 252 High Holborn, W1CV 7EN
Dates: 6th October onwards. London Cocktail Week signature cocktail available until 31st October
Booking link: To book, email [email protected] and quote ‘London Cocktail Week’ to make a booking.
Laphroaig Through the Looking Glass
Throughout the entire month of October, guests at the Looking Glass Cocktail Club can enjoy the dulcet tones of live jazz performances alongside a smoky cocktail from Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch whisky.
Looking Glass Cocktail Club will also be hosting a series of events in partnership with Laphroaig to celebrate the month-long event, including a Smokey Jazz Laphroaig Edition night where you can enjoy smooth vocals from jazz musicians Katie McHardy and James Bennet, whilst indulging in some delicious peated Laphroaig cocktails.
Not only that, but the venue will also be hosting an Industry Closing Party and Final LCW Closing Party for both bar and industry workers and London Cocktail Week party goers.
Location: Looking Glass Cocktail Club, 49 Hackney Road, E2 7NX
Dates: 1st – 31st October
14th October – Smokey Jazz Laphroaig Edition
26th October – Industry Closing Party
30th October – Final London Cocktail Week Closing Party