If you don’t already know, London Cocktail week is a seven-day festival dedicated to celebrating London’s cocktail scene. Taking place in October ever year, local bars, restaurants, pubs and hotels offer fantastic events and even better discounts… on certain special cocktails.
In the heart of the West End, Oxford Street has plenty to offer if you’re in the area and find yourself looking to get involved! We’ve put together a checklist of great places to check out.
THE CHURCHILL BAR
The Hyatt Regency’s Churchill Bar & Terrace is being taken over by one of the worlds 50 best bars – the Clumsies for an exclusive pop up to celebrate London Cocktail Week. The bar, which featured on the World’s 50 best bars list in 2017, was the highest-ranking place not only in London but New York as well.
For three days only, Athenian favourite and brainchild of leading bartenders Vassilis Kyritsis and Nikos Bakoulis, The Clumsies has curated a unique menu of five cocktails. Three of these will be their signature cocktails – Aegean Negroni, Mediterranean Gimlet and Fortified Baklava Wine – whilst two have been exclusively made for the takeover – the Popeye & Olive and the New Fashioned.
PUNCH ROOM @ THE LONDON EDITION
Make your way to the Punch Room at the London Edition Hotel for the perfect night cap. Indulge in a craft cocktail in a modern reincarnation of London’s 19th century private clubs. Sit back and relax in this intimate space hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the Soho crowds. Choose from 30 speciality punches and listen to a curated soundtrack of soul, blues, ragtime and doo-wop. If you’re lucky, you may catch one of their impromptu live performances!
Harry’s Bar; an elegant Italian restaurant that famously has delicious food, but also amazing cocktails. From Italian botanical G&Ts to an infinite selection of Negroni’s as well as your must have Bellini’s and Martinis. Sit back in comfort and beautiful surroundings.
If you haven’t yet been to Harry Gordon’s bar in Selfridges, this is the perfect opportunity. With award winning bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana at the helm, you can even request cocktails that aren’t on their already fabulous menu.
ROSSOPOMODORO AT JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS
Make your way to John Lewis & Partners famous flagship store and head to the third floor where you can drop your bags, put your feet up and refuel (with cocktails). With 2-for-1 cocktails on offer every Sunday – Thursday… what more could you ask for? Pair your cocktail with an expertly made pizza and you’ll be in heaven!