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The 7 best gin tasting experiences in London

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated December 3, 2019

London’s gin heritage dates back centuries and has played a significant role in the city’s fate and fortunes down the years. Indeed, during the first half of the 18th century, a rapid increase in the consumption of gin in the Big Smoke – and indeed across Britain – led to an epidemic that became known as The Gin Craze, a time characterised by extreme drunkenness and social disorder.

Happily, today’s gin scene in the capital is far more refined – well, usually, anyway. There are a huge number of gin distilleries across the city which produce exceptional gin that goes on to be sold across the world. Many of these distilleries also offer tours of their premises, not to mention the chance to sample their delicious yield. We’ve picked out 7 of the best gin tours currently on offer in London.