Cocktails in the City London: Summer Edition

Cocktails in the City London: Summer Edition

Bedford Square Gardens


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20:00 - 22:00
Tickets from £20
Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Festival
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Over 18

The UK’s finest weekend-long celebration of London’s unrivalled drinks scene, Cocktails in the City returns for the hugely popular summer edition. Taking place in the stunning leafy environs of Bedford Square Gardens, Cocktails in the City brings together London’s 25 most inventive and original cocktail bars in pop-up form, as they compete to be crowned Best Bar, seducing guests with show stopping cocktails, and vying for flavour with trend-surfing inventions.


Cocktails in the City is a bar-hopper’s paradise, bringing together the cream of London’s illustrious cocktail culture, all within sipping distance of each other. Guests are greeted with a village of pop-up bars to explore, each with their own unique aesthetic, hosting tastings, workshops, games and of course, a plethora of talented mixologists putting a personal twist on their summery cocktail creations.


Perfect for cocktail connoisseurs and casual bar grazers alike, guests can discover hipster hangouts and rub shoulders with exclusive institutions as they embark on the city’s ultimate cocktail tour. details: Bedford Square Gardens, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3HH 

Bars include:

The Nightjar, The Cocktail Trading Co, Mr Fogg's, Little Bat, Rumpus Rooms, The Blind Spot......

Friday Aug 3rd, from 5 – 10pm, Saturday Aug 4th 12-5pm and 5.30-10pm.

Tickets are priced at £20 and includes a FREE cocktail. 

cocktailsinthecity.com

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Location

Bedford Square Gardens
Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES



Nearest station:
Tottenham Court Road (Tube)

Terms

1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd) and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.
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4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
5. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
8. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
9. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may be
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10. The venue may operate a No Smoking Policy.
11. The promoter, venue management and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.
12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.

Organiser

Cocktails in the City London Ltd

Welcome to Cocktails in The City, bringing the nations leading bars under one roof for your enjoyment.  We invite you to try something new and discover something a little different at the nations leading cocktail event. We have welcomed over 30,000 cocktail enthusiasts to shake and stir drinks with the countries leading bartenders and we hope you can join us in 2018. What will you discover?

http://www.cocktailsinthecity.com

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Amazing selection, wonderful music, and they even let us come whenever we wanted (we had a second slot of Saturday, but we were sent an email saying it didn’t matter). Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 16th, 2018
5

First visit to this event and it won't be the last! Really well organised in that there was plenty of space for everyone to move around within the venue and a great range of food and drink available. It felt like being at an exclusive garden party. We enjoyed the various cocktails, the tasting room experience and lots of people watching. The ticket includes a complimentary cocktail from any of the bars, and drinks tokens had to be bought (using card only) for any additional ones (£7.50 each). Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 12th, 2018
5

Been here for the last two years and definitely going to make it a summer tradition! So much fun, great cocktails and we are all massive fans of the silent disco! Always such a lovely day out (whatever the weather) and one of the highlights of the summer! Fab cocktails, too! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 11th, 2018
5

Was a great event. Lots of people attended, good music and ambience. Lots of different cocktails to try, however only downside was we would have also loved to have had a simple original cocktail or even a beer for the blokes. Good fun tho! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 11th, 2018
3

Delightful event. Good crowd. Educational. Careful selection of music. Detailed and elegantly put together stands. A better variety of food might have helped. I hope there is another event soon. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 9th, 2018
4

Brilliant drinks and great to see so many amazing bars in one space. Cannot recommend this event enough Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 8th, 2018
5

Could hav done with a normal bar with beer and wine Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 8th, 2018
3

I was disappointed with the event, a few of the listed pop ups were not in attendance, the £20, ticket fee seemed excessive as other than free cocktail there was no other benefits. The choice of food was limited. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 8th, 2018
2

We had great fun. An array of fabulous cocktails. We kept asking people's recommendations on our way round, especially if we saw an interesting looking on. Delicious food. All was pretty perfect. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 7th, 2018
5

Excellent! Gorgeous cocktails, well organised event, friendly people, loverly atmosphere. Only disappointment was the no exchange ticket policy. One of our group couldn't make it and I could have asked someone else, but couldn't exchange the spare ticket. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 7th, 2018
5

Really good event! Good range and good value. Great for a date or with friends. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 7th, 2018
5

It was a great day out and a chilled environmennt to enjoy good food, drinks and music. All the event organisers were friendly, and it was fun experiencing different bar’s drinks. Definitely will be exploring some of those bars in the near future. I felt the ticket’s were a bit expensive for what was offered, and the talks etc weren’t particularly advertised at the event (for which you still had to pay extra to attend). Perhaps next year, if the ticket prices remain the same, an extra token for a talk with the drinks token could be included in the initial price. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 7th, 2018
4

This event was amazing! We arrived bang on 12pm and were the first people in the venue. The venue itself was done up so chic and cute that we couldn't stop taking pictures. We managed 7 cocktail bars during our time there and every venue had something different to do. All the bar tenders were friendly and helped us make a decision for what cocktail to try. We did book in for a tasting session but unfortunately there seemed to be a misunderstanding. We booked for tasting session 3 and were told it started at 5pm. When we come back at 5pm we were then informed that it in fact didn't start until 5:30pm - it seems someone had written the wrong time on the tickets. However, the gentleman who dealt with our issue was really helpful and gave us our token back so we could use it for something else as we were unable to make the 5:30pm tasting slot. Minus this tiny hiccup it was a terrific day & I hope it happens again next year so I can experience it all over again! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 7th, 2018
4

had a brilliant time again,this is now my third time of doing cocktails in the city,can't wait for the next time Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 7th, 2018
5

Really lovely event, loads of choice in the cocktails and gentle happy atmosphere. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 6th, 2018
5

Great place to spend a nice summer evening! Plenty of nice drinks to sample and the event and drinks were reasonably priced. It was the second time I went to Cocktails in the City. I would say that last year was slightly better due to the general layout and design being better, but the drinks on offer were better this year. I would still want to see a few more food options and perhaps some more entertainment options. But overall a great event that I will go to next year as well! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
4

Really fun evening, great atmosphere, delicious cocktails, very friendly staff Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
4

We really enjoyed it. The venue was lovely and shady and the cocktail-makers were very friendly and knowledgeable. Also it was not too crowded so you didn't have to queue for anything. The gin-tasting session was great. A fabulous experience. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

Had amazing time and loved it xx Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

Amazing coctails, great summer vibe, awesome food. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

good fun! A little overpriced considering the brands and bars were getting so much promotion! Would have expected cover charge and some freebies or free event and full price. had a lovely time though and the DJ was good :) Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 6th, 2018
4

Really good. More seats would be nice though. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 6th, 2018
4

Super evening, wonderful organisation and professional teams! Rillen and Emily were really understanding and helpful as I had booked the wrong times for the event, leaving me with 2 unused tickets from midday. I had flown in from France, for my sister's 40th birthday, which we fully enjoyed (all 25 of us!) Thank you guys! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

Really enjoyable summer time event! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 6th, 2018
4

Beautifully organised and well presented event. Amazing value for money and everyone part of the event was beautiful to everyone. Would recommend to anyone! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

A genuinely fantastic night! Great location, beautifully laid out, amazing cocktails (seriously!!), even the brand ambassadors giving tasters of their drinks were really entertaining. For a summer's evening with a chilled happy vibe, and a lot of laughs, this is event is perfect. I'll be back next year! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

Loved it, food was expensive but cocktails amazing! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

Not quite as impressive as i'd imagined but enjoyable.A lot of the cocktails where lets say adventurous and maybe a few more normal ones for familiarity. Not much food or soft drinks either on offer. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
3

Really enjoyed it, the summer edition is much more relax than the winter one. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 6th, 2018
4

Great event. Enough people to be buzzy and fun but not so many that it was overcrowded. Enjoyed the food selection and the tutored tastings and, of course, the cocktails! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5
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Great location, choice of cocktails & atmosphere. Well worth it! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 6th, 2018
5

In stead of annoying tokens, do only pin payment Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
4

Excellent. Not too crowded. Well organised. Obviously great cocktails. Most enjoyable. Great sunny weather was a bonus. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5
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This was not my first time at Cocktails in the City as it is an amazing event. There are a great choice of bars and cocktails. Lovely atmosphere as usual, helped especially by the lovely weather. There was also a great selection of food available. I was impressed that even though we were at the last session of the weekend and in a outside space the toilet facilities were still clean and tidy. I will definitely be coming back next year. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

Really good fun - great bars, delicious food stalls and the weather was perfect. Will definitely go again next year! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
4

Overall a great event! Lovely day with friends! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

Great bars with brilliant cocktails all gathered in a lovely garden square in the sunshine, with good music as well. Perfect! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

We had a good time but felt some cocktail makers were far superior to others. The hosts who used interesting and bespoke mixers and made the experience more fun were much more engaging than hosts who just used warm bottled soda water to fill up the drinks like the mint gun club. More food options would have been great too. Finally, we felt the cocktail guide that was given was really unhelpful as several stands were not in the booklet at all and in the reverse some stands and cocktails featured in the booklet were not there at all. It was a little strange. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
4

Great fun and atmosphere, not sure where you could get silent disco headphones though Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

This was a fun event on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in the park. We enjoyed the welcome drink, you had to buy tokens for future drinks as the day went on. There were a variety of drinks & booths to try. I would add a wine booth in the future. The food booths were delicious & definitely needed as you drank throughout the event. The DJ played appropriate music throughout the day to add more to the event. This is a must attend event. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

Lots of great stands but it would’ve been good to have a better offer for non drinkers, maybe a separate stand - limited mocktails at a couple of stands were very sweet. You couldn’t get anything else. There are great drinks like Ceders and Seedlip on the market which should have been there. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
3

Should of advertised that is was card only! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
4

Fantastic afternoon, shame that the music was on the quiet side! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

Lovely relaxed chilled out vibes. Setting was brilliant in the sunshine under the trees. Cocktails were awesome and bar staff friendly. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

We didn’t think the cocktails were very nice and were not good value for money. I heard other people at the event made similar comments. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
2

Lovely afternoon and evening! 5-Star Rating Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

Lovely afternoon and evening! 5-Star Rating Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

Went for celebration birthday and it was great fun, music was cool , people were having fun. Drinks were good . Fun evening Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
4

Venue was good in regards to lay out and music and there was a great vib, however the drinks were very disappointing. I think I had four drinks and most of them were not enjoyable at all . There should have been traditional drinks available, guys could not get a beer and any ladies who simply wanted a standard let’s say vanilla vodka and lemonade etc well that was not possible . I don’t particularly want a vodka with essence of lavender / lime deposited from a pipette . The only saving grace was Box Gin who actually did serve a decent drink and seemed like a great team with a great product. Glad I experienced this venue,but I will not be going again and probably will not recommend this to my friends. 25 quid to get in , 7.50 per drink and most people of them were awful, I don’t mind paying high prices for a great drink but incredibly disappointing indeed . Not worth a second visit. All style and no substance Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
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Other alternative drinks please Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
3

A great way to waste an evening. Great selection of mixologists, bars, and alcohol. Would recommend the Pina Colada sorbet float with/from Moet. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-04
by on August 6th, 2018
5

Brilliant night, great way to try the top cocktail bars in London. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 5th, 2018
5

Great bars and variety of cocktails. There could have been more food stalls as the queue for the gyozas was quite long. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 5th, 2018
4

Great night out, lots of great bars represented. Good food choices. Good prices. Toilets weren’t ideal. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 5th, 2018
5

Great atmosphere and amazing cocktails. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 5th, 2018
5

Incredible, all those fabulous cocktail bars in a beautiful historic London square! Lovely vibe. Great event, sign me up for next year. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 5th, 2018
5

Fantastic event with really exciting cocktails Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 5th, 2018
5

Great event. Lovely evening. Amazing cocktails Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 5th, 2018
5

We loved the cocktail making class! Star taken away for the queue to get in! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 5th, 2018
4

A lovely evening!Great selection of bars and drinks too!😎 Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 5th, 2018
4

Great atmosphere with great cocktails! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 5th, 2018
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This is our 3rd year in a row attending Cocktails in the City and it’s always one of our favourite evenings of the year. The venue is always dressed fantastically, the staff are helpful and cheerful and the cocktails are well designed and taste great Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2018-08-03
by on August 5th, 2018
5
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Really well organised event. Great fun, good atmosphere and a wide choice of bars. Really enjoyed the DJ playlist as well. Only improvement is I would have like the session to be longer. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-29
by on August 2nd, 2016
5
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Fantastic event, well organised with an interesting selections of bars, cocktails and fun games. It was unfortunately over a little too quickly - extending the session slightly would be great! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 2nd, 2016
5

Brilliant! Five stars. Interesting selection of bars, and good food at the burger kitchen. Would like it to have been longer, 4 hours was a bit short. Would also like to see the return of Harvey Nichols (one of your 2015 attendees). Can't wait for next year! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016
5

Great event, with a really great vibe. A good show case for a variety of different bars - that I plan to explore! Will look forward to the next one!. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016
5

Brilliant event, shame it ended so early. Great mix of drink, food and fun, with a very laid back atmosphere. Even the weather was pure summer. We'll be back next year :) Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016
5

What a stunning evening we had on 30th July. Cocktails just amazing. The bars and the crowd were brilliant. Can't wait for CITC next year. Well done to CITC crew. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016
5

Fantastic afternoon at CITC. So good in fact that we paid to go back for the evening session Amazing atmosphere and the cocktails were divine. Favourite bar was Three Six Six Will definitely return next year. Just a shame time allocated was only 4 hours as that's really not long enough On a side note, ladies loo's really need a hanger for bags (floor=shudder even tho they were maintained). Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016
5

Great event. Went on the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. It was buzzy and intimate without being too crowded. We had quite a few different drinks - great variety. Would recommend and go again. Loved it... Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-29
by on August 1st, 2016
5

We stumbled on this event when looking for something to do in London. Although the queue looked long to get in, the staff were efficient and helpful. More token sellers would have helped (and more food options), but really fantastic cocktails, great selection of bars and spirits and a brilliant atmosphere. Recommended! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016
4

Really fun. relaxed evening. Loads of people there but even the queues that were long, moved quickly. Only negative would be the lack of food options for my (fussy?) wife! Great cocktails, great atmosphere and already looking to book for next year. Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-30
by on August 1st, 2016
4

Fab event! Lots to see and do from ping pong to crazy golf there was some great bars there. Hope it is on again. Would love a Christmas themed one too! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-29
by on August 1st, 2016
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it was a great event, loved it. Great bars and lovely venue. I attended last year also and was very happy to experience it again. I do hope it will take place again! Visited Bedford Square Gardens on 2016-07-29
by on August 1st, 2016
5

this was great last year... awesome bars and cocktails, garden party vibe and lots of fun. Question though, if you enter at 4 pm - can you stay through the evening too??
by on June 27th, 2016
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