Organisers of the award-winning London Cocktail Week have confirmed it will return this autumn and will be extended throughout the whole month of October.

Established by drinks consultants and contributors, Hannah Sharman-Cox and Siobhan Payne, the festival, now in its eleventh year, is the biggest cocktail festival of its kind, creating better drinking experiences and supporting London’s hospitality trade. 

This year’s event is supported by five major drinks companies – Brown-Forman, Diageo, Edrington-Beam Suntory UK, Moët Hennessy and Bacardi Ltd – as well as 30 individual drinks brands in a industry-wide effort to reinvigorate the sector and help London’s cocktail bars get back on their feet. 

Purchasing a £15 festival wristband, gives festival-goers access to a variety of £6 cocktails serves across hundreds of the capital’s best bars including Green Bar at Hotel Cafe Royal, The Churchill Bar & Terrace at The Hyatt Regency, The Wigmore at The Langham and the newly-opened Rondo in the Hoxton, Holborn.

The month-long schedule of physically-distanced, ticketed events and immersive pop-ups with specially curated menus, takes the place of the event’s usual Cocktail Village, which has been cancelled this year. 

In light of the ongoing impact of Coronavirus, the festival will also be specifically championing bars that are actively committed to ensuring customer safety and will be highlighting venues who are ticking all the boxes with regards to face coverings, cleanliness and social distancing protocols.