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Cocktails In The City Competition

Sorry, this competition has now closed.

A celery eating contest is no bad thing.

It’s a little healthy competition.

Some competitions, however, are much better, especially when they tie in with the return of Cocktails in the City.

That’s right, the liquor-laced weekender is rolling its bottle-clinking wagon back into town for the summer, setting up an al fresco pop-up cocktail village in the picturesque Bedford Square Gardens, and bringing together 25 of the finest bars in London for tastings, masterclasses, and, well, a lot of cocktails. Frankly, it’s the kind of event you’re going to want to make a day of.

So we did.

We’re offering a Nudge reader and three cocktail-appreciative friends a VIP package for the day, which will go a little something like this…


Heading to a cocktail festival on an empty stomach isn’t a famously good idea, so you’re starting your day with a balanced breakfast over at the B&H Buildings in Clerkenwell – by which we mean you’ll be balancing a plate of something delicious (like braised beef with crispy potato hash and HP hollandaise, or syrup-drenched banana and coconut pancakes) with two cocktails each, plus complimentary tea, coffee, and / or juice. All of which should set you up for…


You’ll be ushered in with free entry to the event and a welcome gift of a food token and two cocktail tokens each, which you’ll be spending wisely on the competitive and outlandish signature serves from the bars – this year including Nightjar, Cahoots and the Cocktail Trading Company. Plus there’ll be all the usual fun of the fair, including live music, DJs, whisky blending workshops, Mac & Wild street food, mescal tastings and, of course, political satire mini-golf.


Finally, you’ll make your way to the (stumbling-distance) abode of Reverend J. W. Simpson, where you’ll be greeted with a round of nightcap cocktails to top off the day. A drink you can smugly sip, comfortable in the knowledge that you’ll be getting free drinks with your first order here for the next year as a perk of Nudge Membership which – hey presto – you all now have.

Better shake a leg and enter, then.

NOTE: Sorry, the Cocktails in the City competition has now closed. However, tickets are still available online for £15 HERE. The event takes place over 28th and 29th July at Bedford Square Gardens, WC1B 4DA.

Cocktails in the City | Bedford Square Gardens, WC1B 4DA

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Bedford Square Gardens, Bloomsbury, Central London, WC1B 4DA

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