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July 2019 / Diary / by Becky Pomfret

Cocktails in the City

London’s ultimate al fresco cocktail festival returns to the capital this weekend, welcoming cocktail lovers from all over the world to sample the best of London’s bar scene.

Cocktails in the City’s Summer Edition will take place from Friday 12th – Saturday 13th July in the prestigious private gardens of Bedford Square in Bloomsbury (so worth it for a snoop of the gardens alone!) 25 of London’s finest bars will come together to take guests on a spirited journey through London’s famed cocktail culture with show-stopping drinks and awe-inspiring experiences, as they compete for votes from attendees to be crowned best bar.

Cocktails in the city

Created by cocktail enthusiasts for cocktail enthusiasts, the two-day festival is a chance for guests to discover the latest innovations in cocktails and experience the craftsmanship of the UK’s best bartenders.  Bedford Square Gardens will be the home to experiential experiences, masterful tastings, interactive games, cocktail tours and surprising pop-ups from some of the world’s finest spirit and bar brands. There will be something for all taste-buds as guests explore the immersive unique areas that form the festival, ranging from tropical paradises to enchanting botanical gardens.

Cocktail exploration can create quite the appetite, so there will be a selection of London’s favourite street food traders on hand to provide gastronomic delights. Lost Boys Pizza will be showcasing their distinctive black dough pizzas as well as gyoza experts, Rainbo,  and Indian and hotdog kings, Rock a Dolla, offering meat, vegetarian and vegan options as the perfect pairing to solk up London’s finest cocktails.

Participating bars include: 68 & Boston, Bourne & Hollingsworth, Burlock, Cahoots, Ella Canta, Genuine Liquorette, Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar and Brasserie, Mint Gun Club, Mr Foggs, Opium, Rock n Rose, Swingers, Trader Vics and more.

Cocktails in the City

The Lowdown:

Dates: Friday 12th – Saturday 13th July 2019

Times: Friday, 5-10pm, Saturday, 12-5pm/5:30-10pm

Tickets: £20pp (includes welcome cocktail) Group bookings available from £15pp. Book here.

Location: Bedford Square Gardens, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3HH