London Cocktail Week is like BarChick's Christmas - boozy, fun and full of parties. But for the first year ever it's even better than Christmas, cos for 2021 it's coming twice a year!
That's right, baby. The biggest city-wide celebration of cocktails in the world has announced a one-off Warm-Up festival, taking place 05-11 July 2021. Hell yeah!
This mini-me of the main Autumn festival (which for the second year running will be taking place over the whole of October) is all about celebrating 30 of London's best-hidden bars. We're talking the coolest, most covert & bad-ass secret drinking holes in the city (AKA the ones who had to stay closed the longest due to the lack of outdoor space - you can't be a hidden bar if you're on the pavement, right?) Yeah, this isn't just a chance to make up for lost time - it's also the best way to show your support to the bars within London's hospitality scene that need it the most.
Take a week to explore and celebrate the basement bars and hidden gems of London that you've missed this last year by grabbing a wristband and raising one of the specially created £7 LCW Warm-Up cocktails at any of the 30 selected venues that stretch right across the capital, including the likes of; Satan’s Whiskers, Coupette, Happiness Forgets, Swift Shoreditch, Oriole, Blind Pig, Shrub & Shutter, Funkidory, Little Mercies, Callooh Callay, Disrepute, Homeboy and a sh*t load more!
Wristbands are £15 and will be valid for both the London Cocktail Week Warm-Up in July AND for the main London Cocktail Week festival in October. That's two festivals for the price of one, honey. Where do we sign up?
Well... right here, actually. You'll be able to collect your wristband from any one of the participating venues while the festival is taking place. Bring it on!
Wanna check out some of London's best hidden cocktail bars before the Warm-Up festival? These are some of our faves.