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You Can Now Go On A Gin Cruise Around East London

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

You Can Now Go On A Gin Cruise Around East London

Gin + boat + summer = perfection. How else to explain a gin cruise?

You might have noticed that we’re a little gin crazy here at Secret London. Not quite Gin Craze-levels, but we are pretty fond of mother’s ruin. So the news that a gin cruise is heading to the canals of East London this week has got us pretty well ginned up. Really, can you think of a better way to spend a summer’s evening than sipping gin on the deck of a boat, watching the sun sink behind the Olympic Park?

Gin cruise
Photo: @ginontheriver

Happy days, then, that Gin on the River decided to launch a new route. They’re well established in Ware, Hertfordshire, but they’re taking a jaunt all the way down the River Lea to Stratford this summer, beginning on June 7. Anyone joining the cruise gets a three hour-jaunt around the East London canal network, launching from Olympic Park.

[See also: more boat trips you can take in London.]

On this happy voyage, you can sample a range of gins from all over the world – and naturally mix ’em up into a refreshing G&T. You also get to keep the glass as a souvenir. This trip on the high seas will set you back £75, and whilst the June 7 cruise is currently the only one on offer, there are many more planned, so keep scanning that horizon.

Find out more about Gin on the River and book tickets here.

Featured image: @ginontheriver