Cocktail lovers across the capital rejoice! London Cocktail Week is back. Returning to the capital for the eighth year running, London Cocktail Week is the world’s biggest cocktail festival attracting more than 25,000 visitors in 2016. Spread over seven days and celebrating the great and good of the city’s cocktail scene, London Cocktail Week gives you access to an unrivalled collection of London’s  award-winning bars, bartenders and cocktail culture.

THE COCKTAIL VILLAGE

Now in its third year and the biggest party of its kind, The Cocktail Village is at the heart of London Cocktail Week. Set in the heart of the historic Old Spitalfields Market, The Cocktail Village is an immersive maze of bespoke pop-up bars in trucks, vans and even on bicycles from the biggest names in drinks, all serving up their signature £6 cocktails.

Central to The Cocktail Village is the DrinkUp.London Bar, which this year will be focussing on cocktail and food pairing, with some of London’s favourite foodies joining forces with drinks brands for special Sip and Snack experiences, showcasing the versatility of cocktails.

With such huge demand and queues last year, this year the DrinkUp.London team are dedicated to making The Cocktail Village experience better, and so this year, advanced tickets will be available for a small fee of £5 per session for Digital Pass holders only. Tickets for The Cocktail Village are available now.

MASTERCLASSES AND MORE

As well as The Cocktail Village, the festival will host a timetable of unmissable parties, master classes and supper clubs for everyone from amateur to expert, as well as the renowned self-guided Cocktail Tours. More than 250 of the best bars across the capital will be throwing open their doors to offer specially created cocktails for £6 to Festival Pass holder, with venues encouraged to offer a low-alcohol option alongside their signature serve to promote the growing trend for mindful drinking.

Festival Director Siobhan Payne says: “Having attracted more than 25,000 visitors last year, London Cocktail Week continues to be the World’s Biggest Cocktail Festival and we are thrilled to be back for the eighth consecutive year.

For 2017 we’re making some very exciting changes not least of which is going digital. No more wristbands and no more queuing, everything will live on our guests’ phones. London is the world-leader in cocktail culture and going digital allows us to open the festival up to even more cocktail lovers to help us celebrate this.

This year London Cocktail Week is bigger and better than ever, with even more bars involved offering £6 cocktails, more events and The Cocktail Village offering more immersive experiences than before, so that visitors can really engage with the capital’s diverse drinking scene.”