Beefeater London: The Home of Gin, London

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  • A great, relaxing tour that finishes with a terrific Beefeater gin and tonic. Our hostess, Loredana, was tremendous and went out of her way to accommodate us at the last minute. She is a true gem. int...  more »
  • Just in time tour with fun guide which told of Beefeater. After it got a GT in the bar and was able to get down to the gift shop. There were also vouchers for a bar in the neighborhood with purchase "two GT for one". Very affordable
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  • If you like to visit wineries, beer factories, whisky distillery, etc, you must visit the Beateater Gin Distillery. Some history of London, the whole history of the Beafeater Distillery, how gin is pr...  more »
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  • A ticket includes a self-guided tour through their "museum", as well as a fully-guided tour through the distillery, ending with a (yes, that's singular) gin and tonic in their tasting room. I use the term, "museum", loosely because it's very small. The main draw was probably the evolution of their bottles throughout the years. Once you finish your way through, they will take you upstairs where you get to smell all of the ingredients that go into their gin. I thought this was a nice touch - very brewery-like where they have you smell hops, so it was cool to be able to see, smell and touch some of the things that go into Beefeater. At the end of the tour, you get a glass of gin and tonic with very little gin in it. It would have been much cooler if they let us try samples of their different gins. That's what I was imagining it to be like, since they advertise a "tasting room". As for the tickets, if you have a London pass, it's included. However, you cannot reserve ahead of time. You have to physically go there and if you're lucky, you'll get a time slot for a tour. But the trick I used to see if they had slots available, was I checked their website. Each slot can have a max of 15 people, so you can go online and add tickets to your cart to see if the time you want is actually still available. Luckily, ours was - so it worked out. I would say go if you have the London Pass. Otherwise, take the 12 pounds elsewhere and get yourself two gin and tonics.
  • Great way to burn an hour or so. Very informative tour guide with an interactive ingredient explanation. Buy one get one free gin drinks at the pub 30m up the street which has sports TV. Can't go wrong with this experience if you like Gin
  • Nice place, the guide was v good and the gin delicious! You can learn a lot of facts that probably don't know at all. I enjoyed my experience.
  • Interesting place for an introduction to 'what the hell is gin?' And a chance to see an actual factory in London, producing an ginormous amount of gin, the whole world's supply of Beefeater's. The shop has some one off souvenirs, not available anywhere else
  • It may only be a relatively small museum, but the initial part of the tour is well put together. You will walk around the first part of the museum on your own, learning about the history of gin, then you'll be rounded up as a group to be taken upstairs to the distillery. Our guide was a very friendly Italian lady who was very knowledgeable. The drink after the tour in the on-site bar was great. Definitely worth a visit.

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