Juniper Sais Quoi? London Gin Experience at City of London Distilleries | TQS Magazine

Last week Jamie and I decided that we needed to get blind drunk on white spirits under the guise of self-improvement and education, ideally against the backdrop of one of London’s most historic streets.

So when we stumbled across Gin Experiences at the C.O.L.D we were visibly delighted.

Tucked away in a basement just off Fleet Street – City of London Distillery (or C.O.L.D. bar) is an ideal location for midweek (and that bartender assured me weekend, too) drinking.

The experience included a cocktail, a shot of speciality gin, a gin pun brainstorm, a ridiculously delicious meat and cheese platter and excellent conversation from bar staff who knew more about gin than Leslie Ash knows about bad cosmetic decisions.

Also included was enough temptation to sit at the bar for the most part of the evening ordering “the silliest gin you have!”.

This is absolutely worth going to if gin is your thing, and if it isn’t, still go and by the end of the evening, it will be.

However, we didn’t just stumble across this event good fortune, we used our new favourite app YPlan: London’s tonight’s going out app. With a carefully curated list of up to 10 events, available for that night and up to a week in advance, YPlan inspires Londoners to enjoy their city like never before. The free iOS app allows users to browse for upcoming gigs, food tastings, theatre shows and gallery exhibitions, meaning they can book tickets to some of the capitals best attractions in just two taps. Last minute bookings are often available with exclusive ticket savings and YPlan’s unique relationship with some of London’s best events institutions means users have access to tickets they wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else.

  • Up to 40% discount on selected tickets
  • Exclusive tickets to sold out events
  • Works with over 550 event partners to source a truly top quality selection of listings
  • Over 175,000 downloads since launching in November
  • Over 9% of iPhones in the capital have YPlan
  • Works with some of London’s top event partners including the Barbican, the South Bank Centre, the Royal Albert Hall, the Roundhouse and the Comedy Store.