London Cocktail Week 2015 | LCW
Everyone in London, including you, falls into one of two categories:
A) Those who have been to London Cocktail Week before, and know what it’s all about.
B) Those who haven’t. And don’t.
Fortunately we’ve crafted this insightful little featurette in order to be of service to both groups, by reminding Group 1 – and informing Group 2 – of how wonderful LCW is; by providing an early opportunity to secure those all-important wristbands in advance of its 5th October launch; and by running a competition to win something that everybody wants.
We’ve thought of two reasons why you might like to make some space in your diary for this:
1) Old Spitalfields Market is being transformed into a giant makeshift cocktail village, complete with over 30 pop up bars, trucks, vans and cars; a centrepiece bar hosted by London’s own International Bartender Of The Year winner, Ryan Chetiyawardana; talks and cocktail-making masterclasses; street food, music and a mezzanine level House of Angostura pop-up bar where you can overlook the market below to a host of late night DJs.
2) That cocktail-soaked village is free to enter, however if you buy one of those £10 wristbands we just mentioned then your reward will be exclusive access to a gigantic menu of £5 signature serves and off-menu cocktails at both the cocktail village AND at 275 of London’s best cocktail bars, plus exclusive access to a host of parties, pop up events, masterclasses, talks and Soho’s “World Class London Cocktail Week Hub”, wherein some of the world’s most luxurious drinks brands will reside.
It’s basically just like the Spitalfields Cocktail Village.
Only more luxurious.
And in Soho.
NOTE: London Cocktail Week runs from 5th – 11th October at 275 bars right across London, and at DrinkUp.London’s two cocktail hubs: Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6EW; and and 51 Poland St, Soho, W1F 7LZ. You can purchase wristbands online HERE, and collect them from either of the hubs (as well as book in for experiences) anytime from 5th – 11th October.
ALSO NOTE: We’re throwing an opening night party for LCW on 5th October with The House of Angostura at their mezzanine pop-up overlooking the London Cocktail Week Village in Old Spitalfields Market. There’ll be complimentary cocktails, mini masterclasses, and an exclusive initial access to both the pop up, and Angostura No.1, the first release in Angostura’s new Cask Collection. We’re giving away a bunch of tickets (and wristbands to enjoy the whole festival) for Nudge readers and their friends to attend. COMPETITION CLOSED
Enter by clicking on the big ol’ ENTER button.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Prize is tickets for 60 people to attend The House of Angostura pop-up bar at London Cocktail Week 2015, as our guests. Prize may not be exchanged for anything else, but it may be assigned to a friend of the winner’s choosing. You must be aged 18 or over to enter. Entries close at 12pm on Tuesday 22nd September: the winner will be selected by a random prize draw and notified via email that day.
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