London – birthplace of gin – the visitor experience

Gin distillery tours in London

Although now distilled in many places in the UK (and beyond), there is a special gin resonance about London.

It has had an essential role in developing London Dry Gin, a form of gin enjoyed world-wide (even though there is no geographical requirement that this be made in London), and from which other contemporary interpretations have also been created.

Here is a snapshot of some London distilleries and gin bars that are worth a visit. Find yourself and find new gins and new friends. Click on the markers on the map for more information.

Key to markers used:

 Gin Guild distilleries open to public

 Gin Guild gin producers

 London Micro distilleries

 London Gin Bars

We have shown the location of the main English distilleries on the interactive distillery map, enabling you to track down gins distilleries from across the country.


How to get there

For your assistance we have also added (to the entries of the Gin Guild members and key entries), a note on how to get to the locations. Some are a little way from tube stations and you may fond it easier to get a taxi to the location from the nearest tube station. The venue can help you book a taxi to got back.

To plan your route online, from where ever you will be, use the VisitBritain journey planner.

Want a guide or to join a group?

Leon Dalloway, the Skipper of the #GinJourney & the #LondonGinExperience, offers guided gin tours for groups.07513 751814
(other guides are available)

Tickets & fares

When travelling on public transport in London you have several ticket options. You can pay a cash fare, use a pre-paid Oyster card or buy a paper travelcard. The price of your journey depends on which ticket type you choose, which zones you travel in and what time you travel at. Oyster card prices are always cheaper than paper tickets. You can buy both London Travelcards and Oyster cards in advance from VisitBritain Shop where you can also view prices of tickets.

If you also are unsure which London travel ticket is right for you, have a look at the London Transport ticket comparison guide.

For more details about current tickets and fares check the tickets page of the TfL website.


London Underground

The London Underground, or 'tube', is the oldest underground train system in the world. With nearly 300 stations and the network expanding all the time you're never far from a station. The underground network is supplemented by The DLR (Dockland’s Light Railway) which connects the City of London and the Docklands to the east.

Check out to find the nearest tube stations to tourist attractions.

Beefeater Distillery

Gin distillery

Bermondsey distillery

Gin distillery

City of London Distillery

Gin distillery

Sipsmith Distillery

Gin distillery