The Gin craze guided walking tour
Activities

The Gin craze guided walking tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore some of the finest examples of Victorian Gin palaces that survived the Blitz during World War Two and 1960's property developers
  • Travel to the 'Punch tavern' that was named after its regulars who worked at the Punch magazine in the early 19th century
  • Visit 'Mr Fogg's Gin Parlor' that has over 200 gins and explore the classics and rare blends they have stocked
What to expect

Gin or 'Mother's Ruin' has long been the preferred tipple of the capital since the early 1700's. Don't miss out on the chance to explore some of the finest examples of Victorian Gin palaces to survive the Blitz and 1960's property developers. There were 7,000 'dram shops' in London in 1750. There are not so many today but the quality is better.

Gin is the new craze in town. There are micro-distilleries opening up everywhere. Alongside your guide, you'll go to some of the best original 'Palaces' and then you will have the chance to create your own unique blend. See if you have what it takes.

Step back in time at the 'Princess Louise', an ordinary looking pub from the outside but take one step through the door, you're taken back to the Victorian times with the decor. Take in the centralized island bar and checkered tiled floor.

Travel to the 'Punch tavern' that was named after its regulars who worked at the Punch magazine in the early 19th century. Keeping to it's history as a former gin palace, they offer a gin list has been especially designed for all the gin lovers out there.

You'll also have the chance to visit 'Mr Fogg's Gin Parlor' that has over 200 gins on its belt where you can spot some of the classics but also have the opportunity to hear about some rare foreign gins that they serve. Gin is the 'new Champagne' and London has the finest gin palaces on earth. Satisfy your thirst as you and your guide weave through the backstreets, alleyways and grand thoroughfares to visit them one by one.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Free face masks are provided at the venue/by the tour operator
  • What's included
    • 5 gorgeous gins at 5 of the great London Gin Palaces (all inclusive)
    • A visit to the City of London Gin Distillery with Gin masterclass
    • Guided walking tour and venue-to-venue talk with London historian
    • PPE kit with reusable drawstring bag and face-mask
    What's not included
    • Additional food and drinks
    Where

    208 High Holborn, WC1V 7EP London, United Kingdom

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide outside the Princess Louise pub.

    What to remember
    • This tour is not suitable for pregnant women as it based on alcohol consumption
    • The minimum age to consumer alcohol is 18 years old
    • Assistance dogs are welcome, please let the customer service team in advance
    • Please wear suitable footwear and appropriate clothing as this is a walking tour
    • Please bring a printed or electronic copy of your confirmation voucher to be scanned by the guide
    • If you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements, please advise it in advance
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Imagine Experiences
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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