Few cities have a more exciting mixology scene than London. Within the confines of the M25 you can find some of the best cocktails in the world, from gilded hotel bars sitting pretty on the World's 50 Best list year after year to gritty holes in the wall in east London that sling classic pours to an R&B soundtrack, and forward-thinking bastions to molecular mixology in Soho where everything is clarified within an inch of its life. Whatever your poison, London's got it for you. 

So, it would make sense, then, that there would be an entire week dedicated to the stuff. Launched in 2010, London Cocktail Week has been celebrating the city's incredible bar scene for over a decade now. From one-off events to special cocktails, this week-long spread of celebrations aims to spotlight the best of mixology right now at some of London's most exciting bars. We've rounded up our pick of the best to tick off below. 

The best London Cocktail Week events for 2023

‘Music To Drink Martinis To’ party at Hawksmoor Spitalfields

October 19; Hawksmoor Spitalfields, 157A Commercial St, E1 6BJ

This collaboration between Fords Gin and musical duo Handsome Boy Modelling School will be a music-fuelled celebration of Hawksmoor's Ultimate Martini. With Hawksmoor NYC Bartenders Michelle Martinez and Caragan Forsberg in attendance alongside some special UK guests, it's sure to be a joyous knees up. 

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A whiskey and beer masterclass with Jameson and 40FT Brewery

October 19-21; 40ft Brewery Taproom, Bootyard, Abbot Street Carpark, E8 3DP

Got a whiskey and beer lover in your life? Earn yourself a bucket full of brownie points and take them along to this epic event that has both whiskey and beer tasting sessions accompanied by snacks from veg-centric BBQ kings Acme Fire Cult. 

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Martinis and caviar at The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy

October 19-21; The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy, Strand, WC2R 0EZ

Need we say more? Head on down to The Savoy's incredibly sexy Beaufort Bar for the year's hottest pairing: a classic martini and a bump of caviar to enhance the drink's subtle salinity. Indulgent, delicious and incredibly fun? We'll see you there. 

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Stockholm's Lucy's Flower Shop takes over Coupette for one night only

October 17; Coupette, 423 Bethnal Green Road, E2 0AN

Something of a World's 50 Best Bars extrvaganza, this event brings together two watering holes that are mainstays on the 50 Best lists. Lucy's Flower Shop is an extremely cool subterranean, speakeasy-style bar in downtown Stockholm, while Coupette is easily one of London's most interesting drinking spots. This is sure to be a match made in mixology heaven. 

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Edinburgh's Panda & Sons takes over Kettner's Studio 

October 20-22; Kettner's Townhouse, 29 Romilly Street, W1D 5HP

Easily one of the country's most exciting bars, Edinburgh's Panda & Sons has been a big name on the cocktail scene for a while now, serving up some of the best drinks around and continuously innovating with exciting, boundary-pushing menus. The team will be popping up at Kettner's Champagne Bar to serve up an exclusive London Cocktail Week menu in partnership with Bacardi and Patrón.

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