If you're thinking it's a day for gin and you're kicking around these parts, The City of London Distillery (COLD) is a no brainer. Tucked down an alleyway just off Fleet Street, it's a pint-sized gin distillery and relaxed cocktail bar all in one. The décor is all large leather sofas, big-ass comfy stools at the bar, green velvet curtains, a glowing green distillery in the corner and damn sexy lighting.

They've got over 180 gins behind the bar, start with their home brand City of London Gin and don't stop until you've tried them all! Have a try of their range of three gins (Dry, Sloe and Old Tom), all made in house, it's a bit like eating fruit from the tree. Wholesome and healthy.

The menu is a mix of classics and new creations, you can't go wrong with a Tom Collins, a Martinez or hit the Aviations. Keep an eye out for their cocktail collection from famous bars around the world, they've been in touch with the best of the best for some killer creations. Don't leave without checking out the distillery, they do tours from 12pm or ask nicely when the bartenders aren't too busy and you'll get a personal tour. Book in with mates to make your own gin and they'll keep the recipe so you can keep on ordering. Ginius!

By Hannah Grace Lodge


22-24 Bride Ln, London EC4Y 8DT, UK Tel: +44 20 7936 3636


Monday 16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 23:00
Thursday 16:00 - 23:00
Friday 16:00 - 23:00
Saturday 16:00 - 23:00
Sunday closed


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