There are all kinds of specialist bars and restaurants in London, offering a lot of diversity to travellers and tourists looking to slake their thirst with a delicious cocktail or craft beverage. Thanks to a growing market and a vibrant culture, London has seen a series of alternative gin joints open up throughout its many boroughs and districts.
If you’re looking for a quality drink, you’ll be happy to know that our hotels near Shoreditch will put you at the centre of a bustling area full of amazing bars. Here at the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch, we know what it takes to make a great drink so we’ve put together a list of our favourite gin joints for you to check out.
The Gin Bar, Holborn
High Holborn, London
This is one of the newest gin joints on the scene and hasn’t been open very long, but don’t let its infancy put you off. The Gin Bar in Holborn has one of the biggest and most diverse collections of gin in London, with over 400 different brands and flavours to choose from. That means even the pickiest gin connoisseur is sure to find something to match their taste. With such a huge collection of different gins and mixers, your head will be spinning at the number of combinations you can make. Don’t worry though, your bed at the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch will be waiting just around the corner for you to collapse into.
Bermondsey Street, London
You just know that any bar or restaurant with a number in its name has to be high-class and super edgy. 214 Bermondsey is no exception to this rule. The super exclusive bar takes its gin duties very seriously and has been praised as one of the best joints in the city. You can find this underground bar below the Antico restaurant, which is a short trip from many of our hotels near Shoreditch.
Shemhall Street, London
This no frills gin joint is all about good drinks and a fun atmosphere. Take a seat inside Mother’s Ruin and you’ll soon realise why locals favour this bar over many others. What it lacks in fancy furniture and luxury lighting, it makes up for in quality drinks and good times. If you’re looking for a place to cut loose and enjoy an evening of drinks with your friends, this is the place to do it.
Tooting High Street, London
In one of London’s emerging alternative areas, Tooting, you will find an amazing little gin joint that’s every hipster’s dream. The quaint, naturalistic bar is full of warm vibes and great times. What sets Graveney Gin apart from the rest is its unique menu of drinks, which features a series of home-brewed batch gins. The refreshing flavours offered by their unique blends are the result of a careful distilling process and a series of organic ingredients. If you fancy yourself a gin connoisseur, head over to Tooting and check out this hidden gem.