5 London Cocktail Week events you cannot miss

The year’s most elegant pop-up party rolls into town today. It’s London Cocktail Week so we have seven days of after work drinking to look forward to.

But don’t be overwhelmed by the endless choices of things to do and see, we’ve pulled out the best boozey bits so you don’t have to. Read on and get planning your apres-5pm bar crawl.

1. Unwritten Sessions

There’s a touch of the unknown about this extra special party event, and we can’t wait to find out more. Billed as a “chance to chat to music legends and watch them create unique collaborations and improvisations”. We’re hoping Pharrell shows up to whip out his best Sex on the Beach, or Taylor Swift pulls out a mean Margarita. The line-up is to be announced soon.

Where: The Brass & Crimson, Spitalfields

When: Wed Oct 7

How much: Free to LCW wristband holders

2. Bar Termini Masterclass: Coffee Cocktails

Indulge your caffeine cravings on Thursday night and get down to Spitalfields where you can learn how to rustle up some chic coffee cocktails. Bar Termini are running masterclasses all week, but this expresso-infused afternoon is our favourite for sure.

Where: Bar Termini Pop-up, Spitalfields

When: Thurs Oct 8

How much: Free to LCW wristband holders

3. 24-Hour Bar Build

Be sure to get down to this Changing Rooms-esque extravaganza. London’s leading bartenders are clubbing together to to create a brand new bar in just 24 hours. There’ll be going head to head with mixologists from New York, Paris and Singapore on the night, which promises to be a seriously entertaining affair. Free drinks are included!

Where: N&C Showrooms, Shoreditch

When: Sat Oct 10

How much: £35

4. The Great British Shake-Off

It might be a bit early to get spooky for the 31st, but LCW is holding a Halloween drink-off this week to decide, once and for all, the best signature Halloween cocktail. So if you fancy a frightening cocktail concoction on Tuesday, you know where to head…

Where: Ghost Vodka Stand, Old Spitalfields Market

When: Tue Oct 6

How much: Free to LCW wristband holders

5. Underground Punch Pong League UK final

Head down to Shoreditch’s London Cocktail Club tonight for a super cool event. The grand final of this beer pong-style tournament gets underway at 7pm, and it swaps beer for LCC’s Black Pearl cocktails, which definitely packs more of a punch than plain old Carlsberg.

Where: London Cocktail Club, Shoreditch

When: Mon Oct 5

How much: Free to LCW wristband holders