Pre-warning: You’re about to read an article with a lot of gin puns. We know you’ve come here to check out our recommendations for the 14 Greatest Gin Joints in London, and that’s some serious stuff, but we’re creatives, don’t you know, and love to add some flair to your reading experience in just the same way you add a flourish of cucumber to a Hendricks and a sprig of rosemary to a Sipsmiths.

So, whether date night has come around again or you’re after a gin-centric hangout for the weekend (or weekday, we’re not ones to judge), then settle down and let us gin-troduce you to the best bars in the city of London where this crowd-pleasing spirit rules all.

Shall we be-gin?



The clue’s in the name – ‘Purl’ is a traditional English drink that mixes gin and ale with warming spices. But this basement bar puts a twist on tradition with an inventive attitude and creative-hatted experts. The cellar-site boasts a speakeasy feel like no other on our top-tipple list. Gin-based cocktails are served in innovative ways and foam, fire and fogs surround the bar as expert mixologists create masterpieces almost (almost) too good to drink.

Gin-spiration: Limonjellyo – Beefeater, Cocchi Rosato served with your own bottle of cedrata and Limon-cello jelly!

📍 50/54 Blandford Street, London, W1U7HX