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Gin Lane

June 25 @ 7:45 am - 4:45 pm

In Georgian London the Gin Craze took hold. Drunk for a penny, dead drunk for two with fresh straw to fall on. We explore the London immortalised in William Hogarth’s Gin Lane from the rookeries of St Giles-in-the-Fields and Seven Dials to posh St Martin-in-the Fields.
In the afternoon we tour London’s oldest gin distillery.

We will meet our Blue Badge Guide at 10.30am to buy morning refreshments before visiting St Giles, and as we walk across the old fields (don’t look for grass!) we tell the story of London in four drinks: beer, tea, coffee and gin. With the Vox headsets you won’t miss a word. There will be free time in Trafalgar Square to buy lunch. Visit the National Portrait Gallery or bring a packed lunch to eat during a free lunchtime concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields.

After lunch we will visit London’s oldest surviving gin distillery the iconic Beefeater London Dry Gin to experience a sensory understanding of the ingredients including a tutored tasting of two premium Beefeater gins. The tour ends with a complimentary Beefeater Gin & Tonic or soft drink alternative (non-drinkers get a gin miniature to take home for a friend!)

We will be heading home from Kennington at 4.45pm.

Interested in Attending?

If you are interested in attending this, or any other, event please contact your WI secretary for further details and an application form. If applicable, please try and reference any Event Ref Number(s).


June 25
7:45 am - 4:45 pm
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Sue Gill


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Organised by:
Board of Trustees
Closing Date:
Thursday 26th March 2020