The Ultimate 5-Day Gin Crawl, Passing Through 24 London Bars

Do you love gin so much that you’d be willing to travel the entire country in search of the top 100 G&Ts? Of course you do.

Luckily, Activity Superstore, the UK’s leading gift experience supplier, have made that a little easier by doing all the research for you and creating The Ultimate Gin Crawl, which passes through England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, stopping at the UK’s top 100 gin bars. And, because they are total giniuses, they have calculated the shortest and most efficient route possible. (Photo credit: The Distillery and Activity Superstore.)

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If, as most crawls go, you were to stop at each bar, sink a G&T, and immediately move onto the next, this crawl would take you 4 days, 19 hours and 11 minutes to complete. You’d cover a mere 3153.18 miles, spend a mere £1,428.89 on gin and travel costs, and get totally, inconceivably drunk.

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London, of course, houses a large number of the UK’s best gin bars. The list of 24 includes Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour, The Gin Palace, Graphic and The Distillery – some of which feature on our very prestigious list of Prettiest Gin and Tonics in the City. Here’s the full list of London bars, in case you fancy a mini crawl:

Ask for Janice – 50-52 Long Lane, Farringdon, EC1A 9EJ
Graveney Gin – Unit 22a Tooting Market, 21-23 Tooting High Street, SW17 0SN
COLD (City of London Distillery) – 22-24 Bride Lane, EC4Y 8DT
East London Liquor Company – Unit GF1 Bow Wharf, 221 Grove Road, E3 5SN
Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar – London Marriott Hotel County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1
Gin Journey – Whistling Shop, Shoreditch, EC2A 2DU
Graphic – 4 Golden Square, Soho, W1F 9HT
Holborn Dining Room – 252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN
Little Bird Gin – Arch 48 Ropewalk, Maltby Street, SE1 3PA
London Gin Club at The Star – 22 Great Chapel Street, Soho, W1F 8FR
Merchant House (Bow Lane) – 13 Well Court, EC4M 9DN
Mother’s Ruin Gin Palace – Unit 18, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernall Street, Walthamstow, E17 9QH
Mr. Fogg’s Gin Parlour – 1 New Row, WC2N 4EA
Portobello Star – 171 Portobello Road, W11 2DY
Temper City – 2 Angel Court, 30 Throgmorton Street, EC2R 7HJ
The American Bar at The Savoy – Strand, WC2R 0EZ
The Distillery – 186 Portobello Road, W11 1LA
The Gin Bar – 252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN
The Gin Palace – 372 Strand, London, WC2R 0JJ
The London Gin Club – 22 Great Chapel Street, W1F 8FR
The Oliver Conquest – 70 Leman Street, E1 8EU
Tonica – 55-57 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, EC1R 4QL
Two One Four – 214 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ
Purl – 50/54 Blandford Street, W1U7HX

If you were to visit the other 76 bars, you’d pass through a total of 40 UK cities, including Manchester (big up), Cambridge and Aberdeen. You’d also pass some of the most famous UK landmarks, such as Buckingham Palace and the Angel of the North. Gin gin! 

Explore the full Ultimate Gin Crawl here.

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