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7 Ways To Experience The Very Best Of London With Tanqueray

By Annie Simon

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Enjoy some quintessentially “London” things to do this summer with a little help from Tanqueray.

If we had to name a drink that embodies the spirit of London, we’d have to pick Tanqueray London Dry Gin. This delicious gin is a beautifully balanced blend of four botanicals – juniper, peppery coriander, aromatic angelica and sweet liquorice – and has been an iconic London institution since 1830. With its unmistakable taste and smooth finish, Tanqueray London Dry Gin captures the unique soul of London perfectly.

To celebrate the iconic Tanqueray London Dry Gin we’re bringing you a lineup of all the best things to do in London to make the most of our lovely city…

1. Lunch at Borough Market

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Wandering around Borough Market in the shadow of London Bridge is the perfect way to start your day out. Get coffee from Monmouth, and then stock up on baked goods from Karaway Bakery, Olivier’s Bakery, or Comptoir Gourmand! If the sun’s out, you can pack up your tasty lunch treats and have a bankside picnic. Don’t forget to bring along your Tanqueray London Dry & Tonic ready to drink cans for a refreshing tasting G&T with your lunch!

2. Visit one of London’s lovely museums and art galleries

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London has such an impressive array of museums and art galleries to explore. Admire some art at the Tate Modern, or visit one of the incredible exhibitions at the V&A! You should also check out the h u g e blue whale skeleton (affectionately named, Hope) hanging from the ceiling of the Natural History Museum. Why not visit on a Thursday evening – the NHM do late sessions where you can enjoy the museum after hours. And once you’ve had a good old explore you can round off your evening with a tasty Tanqueray London Dry cocktail!

3. Dine on the best British food

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You couldn’t plan the ultimate London day out without enjoying a brilliant British meal, and you couldn’t mention British food without talking about pub grub. Marksman in Hackney is a great spot for fancy pub fare, and the Clapton Country Club does a mouthwatering Sunday Roast in a beautiful reclaimed and up-cycled interior. For some of the best steaks in London visit Goodman or Hawksmoor. Or, if you’d like to celebrate a special occasion and treat yourself to a Michelin-starred meal, book yourself a table at Trinity Clapham, Restaurant Story in Southwark, or Marcus at The Berkeley in Knightsbridge. Pair your dinner with a Tanqueray London Dry & Tonic for that final delicious flourish.

4. Drink Tanqueray London Dry Cocktails

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Is there any better way to celebrate London than mixing up some Tanqueray London Dry cocktails at home? You can create a crisp and refreshing tasting serve with tonic to complement your meal, or mix up a Tanqueray Basil Smash for a delicious summer drink perfect for BBQs and garden parties. Go on, raise a glass to London!

Here’s the recipe for the perfect Tanqueray London Dry & Tonic:

What you’ll need:

  • 50ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
  • 150ml premium tonic water
  • Garnish with fresh lime

How to make:
Fill a copa glass with ice, pour in your Tanqueray London Dry, follow with the premium tonic water and stir. Garnish with a slice of fresh lime.
(2.1 units of alcohol per serve)

And here’s the recipe for a Tanqueray Basil Smash:

What you’ll need:

  • 50ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 6 – 8 basil leaves
  • Ice

How to make:
Add basil leaves to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and the remaining ingredients. Shake to mix and double strain into a highball glass full of ice. Garnish with basil leaves.
(2.2 units of alcohol per serve)

5. Enjoy a sunset picnic with a breathtaking view of London

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Put together a hamper filled with all your favourite picnic foods, we’re talking cucumber sandwiches, cocktail sausages, cupcakes – whatever floats your boat. And don’t forget to pack your ready to drink Tanqueray cans for a G&T on the go! Then, head out to one of these stunning London spots for a picnic with a view: Primrose Hill, Alexandra Palace, Greenwich Park and Richmond Park all offer scenic surroundings where you can watch the sunset with a Tanqueray London Dry & Tonic in hand. Cheers!

6. Watch a show on the West End

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The West End is probably one of the best things about London, and let’s be honest, we’ve all missed having a night out at the theatre. But now that the shows are back on, it’s time to book tickets for all of the incredible performances on the West End. From Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat to Wicked, Amélie, to The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables – there’s so much we want to see this season! And if you’d like a pre-show cocktail? A Tanqueray London Dry & Tonic is the perfect choice.

7. Discover Mr Fogg’s Secret Garden

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Mr. Fogg’s Secret Garden, nestled away from the hustle and bustle of London’s Mayfair, is the most unexpected delight in the heart of the city. Newly opened in May, through a concealed entrance just a few meters from Mr. Fogg’s Residence, Londoners will find a gateway that will transport you back in time to a secret English Victorian garden. Mr Fogg’s Secret Garden is covered and heated so whatever the English weather brings it’s the perfect oasis for a Tanqueray London Dry cocktail after a day spent discovering all London has to offer.

Covid-19 health and safety measures and social distancing will be in place at each venue. Please drink responsibly, for the facts visit drinkaware.co.uk. Please do not forward to those under the legal purchase age for alcohol.

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