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Cocktails in the City London

Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th April

The UK’s greatest cocktail festival is back this April and is set to be bigger than ever! I haven’t been to Cocktails in the City before and am so excited. I can’t think of anything better than sampling the best of London’s cocktails now Spring is here.

Event details:

25 Bars under one roof

New curated experiences for 2019

One weekend of cocktail innovation

Date: Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th April 2019

Tickets: £20 including a cocktail, all cocktails £7.50 on the night

The Vaults, London

The Vaults in Waterloo – an underground warren of railways arches and secret passageways – is transformed into a maze of sensory drinks experiences – with each arch offering new bars and cocktails to discover. Cocktails in the City invites Londoners to sip their way through show-stopping cocktails. Discover hidden rooms and witness London’s cocktail- making elite in action, as each bar competes to be crowned best bar.

For one weekend only. Embark on a cocktail journey through multiple rooms teeming with immersive experiences, drinks lead entertainment and cutting edge cocktails.

New for 2019, CITC have curated seven arches to explore, offering a new level to the interactive drinking experiences.

Lost Garden

Get lost in the Secret Garden

Enter the Secret Garden and discover a world overflowing with plants and botanicals. Explore B&H Buildings’ sensory Greenhouse on the mezzanine where you can choose your garnishes from the hanging plants. You can also discover new botanical cocktails with Mr Fogg’s and enjoy a drink in the beautiful garden.

Party hard in The Good Times Vault

Get down and dirty in the Good Times Vault, with favourite party bars such as London Cocktail Club. Enter a world where the drinks are always strong, the music is always loud and the night is always young.

Witness cocktail wizardry in the Experimental Arch

Learn from the famed industry mavericks driving the city’s cocktail trends. Marvel at their cocktail wizardry and get a sneak peak of the innovative techniques used to create award winning drinks.

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Pretend you’re famous in the House of Luxe

Sit back, relax and enjoy luxurious surroundings and sumptuous champagne drinks from London’s most exclusive cocktail institutions.


Travel back in time

Bringing you raucous good old fashioned fun. Step back in time with Cahoots as they bring their underground tube carriage to the iconic London venue. Get whisked away to a bygone era in the underground bunker.


Discover a new favourite bar in Hidden Gems

With new bars popping up all over London, find yourself a new favourite. Cocktail in the City London introduces a critics’ pick of Neighborhood hangouts from a multitude of further afield boroughs. Zone 5 here we come.

Cocktail Week
Tasting rooms

Become an international jetsetter

Sample negronis galore from a bar from bella Italia. Additional experience includes The Tasting Flight, where guests can try a trio of negronis for just £7.50. Sensory Cocktail Journey where sight, sound, touch and smell are used to craft bespoke cocktails based on your emotion.

Be the first to try new signature serves from a plethora of cocktail bars. Whilst indulging in a delicious selection of food from London’s hottest restaurateurs and taste-testing new spirits in the Tasting Rooms. This year’s award-winning bar line-up includes the likes of Ella Canta, Cahoots, Heads and Tails, B&H Buildings and Mr Fogg’s. All creating new exclusive signatures serves to win the cocktail votes of festival goers.

Cocktails in the City takes guests on a sensory tour through the city’s drinks scene in one night. Offering a new world of drinking experiences for the cocktail curious. This year’s event is set to deliver the biggest and most imaginative festival of drinks yet.

2019 Bar Line-up – more to be announced

Mr Fogg’s – Cahoots – Four Sisters – TT Liquor – Ella Canta – B&H Buildings –  Heads + Tails – Trailer Happiness – London Cocktail Club – Novikov – Six Storeys Soho – Trader Vic’s – Oxo Tower Bar – Black Rock – Campari Negroni Bar – Laki Kane – Homeboy – Gaucho – Hawksmoor – Nine Lives – The Vault –

No other festival in the world unites the UK bar and cocktail scene in such a collaborative and dynamic way. 2019 sees Cocktails in the City bring the skill of the bartender and the curated drinking experience to the forefront, with a myriad of new sensory drinking experiences for guests to enjoy.

Cocktails in the City