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July 01, 2017

Cocktails in the City is back, and this year our London speakeasy Blind Spot and rooftop playground Rumpus Room join the ranks for two days of tipsy festivities. Hosted in Bedford Square Gardens, the ultimate cocktail weekender celebrates the epic bar culture that thrives in London today, with all things drinks-related on the agenda. 


Here’s our rundown of the top things to do at Cocktails in the City…

#MakeaRumpus at Rumpus Room's pop-up 

It may be without the rooftop bar's usual striking skyline views, but that doesn't mean Rumpus Room's pop-up stand at Cocktails in the City will be any less of a showstopper. Lending it's unique British-American charm to the weekend, the award-winning bar's stand will boast killer cocktails, classic garden games and some seriously in-the-know bartenders. Head on over to let the good times roll.


Enjoy an Italian-inspired cocktail at Blind Spot's custom stand

The speakeasy team at Blind Spot venture out from their bar's hidden location to serve up two delectable cocktails at their festive pop-up stand. Throughout the weekend, revellers will enjoy top tipples from Blind Spot's recently released drinks menu, inspired by the world's most iconic cities and flavours. On the agenda are the liquor embodiments of Italy's most popular cities, cleverly crafted to evoke the personality and tastes that each destination is known for. An aromatic mix of gin, plum liquer, lemon juice and prosecco, the Venice is the perfect summertime drink, while the Florence cocktail, featuring a rich mix of fresh motenegro liquer, saffron syrup and gin, is a showstopper too.


Take in the tunes  

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From brass bands to eclectic vocalists, this summer soirée hosts some of London's best up-and-comers. Drinks and beats are the ultimate combo, after all.  


Chill out in the Opium Zen Garden 

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Book in the bartender's table, take a Chinese calligraphy lesson or chill out in the most peaceful of settings, courtesy of Cocktails In the City's Opium Zen Garden. 


And if you're the designated driver... 

The White Monkey mocktail at Blind Spot's stand is a crowd-pleaser for those more sensible attendees

If you draw the short straw on this particularly boozy of occasions, we feel for you. Never fear though, there's plenty of killer mocktails at the ready during Cocktails in the CIty. With coconut purée, peppermint tea, soda water and mint, head to Blind Spot's stand to sample our favourite mocktail, the White Monkey. 


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Cocktails in the City kicks off on July 28 to July 29 from 12pm-10pm at Bedford Square Gardens. Snag your tickets here.

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