London Cocktail week has been and gone once again, sweeping through our fine city like a tipsy miasma. But what were the pros and cons on this prestigious events sixth year?
On the plus side this is now a truly London wide affair, with a guide book containing bars on every compass point of the London map.
On the downside the days of free tastings and informative talks seem to be well and truly over. The small events and talks are now charged on top your £10 wristband purchase.
The old days of the Seven Dials street vendors and merchandise givers also seems to be no more, I saw none throughout Soho (which was supposedly the main hub) nor in Spitalfields.
Talking of Spitalfields, many of the cocktails within the pop-up cocktail village were over £5, which to me seems to make paying £10 for a wristband somewhat redundant. All in all the cocktails in the village were decidedly average.