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Beefeater Gin Distillery
Ranked #234 of 1,841 things to do in London
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Owner description: One of London's best kept secrets has opened its doors to visitors. Beefeater London: The Home of Gin, the capital's first dedicated gin distillery visitor centre, lifts the lid on the extraordinary stories and events behind one of the world's favourite spirits. Beefeater Gin, is the only historic dry gin still distilled in the capital city and, as such, is uniquely qualified to tell the remarkable story of the history and production of gin in London. The interactive self-guided tour takes visitors on an enthralling journey through the history of gin in London. Discover how international politics, exotic imports from the British Empire, an era of Victorian entrepreneurs and some savvy American barmen made gin the world's favourite cocktail spirit. Learn how James Burrough created the award-winning Beefeater Gin, cementing it as a true icon of London. The tour continues with a guided walk through the live production process in the distillery's cathedral-like still house and allows fans of the spirit to get up close and personal with the fragrant botanicals used in the creation of the gin. The experience culminates with a complimentary drink - the classic Beefeater Gin and Tonic. All under 18's must be accompanied by an adult, Proof of ID may be required on entrance to the tour, Under 18s will be offered a complimentary soft drink. Online booking is recommended however walk-ins are welcome subject to availability.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This was a great way to end a day of sightseeing in London. It is off the beaten path so be prepared that there is nothing else touristy in the neighborhood. There are two parts to this intimate tour of the distillery a museum and then the actual tour. The museum is modern and interactive. The trip through the distillery was awesome you can smell the junipers stewing, once you get to the second floor. The tour ends with the iconic gin and tonic. Definitely recommend and encourage you to make reservations in advance. The tour only takes 15 people at a time.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Visited the distillery as part of the London Pass. There is a self-guided portion with different displays, which is followed by a guided tour of the distillery and a tasting. The displays at the beginning are well laid out with a lot of interesting tidbits. The tour guide was very friendly and passionate. Enjoyed the G&T provided at the end, though it would have been nice if there was a more interesting cocktail available. The store downstairs sells some special edition bottles but unfortunately we flew only with carry-on luggage so couldn't purchase any.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Great spot in surprisingly easy to reach part of London.

Didn’t realise that Beefeater was distilled so centrally in London. Apparently that’s where all there gin is made.

The place has a shop, museum, tour of part of distillery and, obviously, a taste at the end.

It’s not overflowing with character, but a nice way to spend the afternoon.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

We didn't expect much from this tour and really just headed out there for a gift for a friend. However, we were pleasantly surprised and had a good time. We were greeted warmly and the person seemed genuinely glad that we were there. We spent some time in a small, informative and entertaining museum about the history of gin and then were escorted back to the distillery where we learned how gin is made. The tour ends with a gin and tonic in a pleasant little bar area. I am not a fan of gin and tonic but it was actually tasty and I appreciated gin more after the tour. This is worth the trip and a good way to spend an hour or so.

2  Thank Laurie K
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the distillery on a March Saturday afternoon. On arrival you are shown to a small informative museum which you tour alone. Walking the corridors we read many interesting articles and the facts surrounding gin history. After about 30 minutes you are met by your tour guide and shown into the factory, finishing off with a chilled crisp G & T.
Good afternoon out and well worth a visit

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