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Beefeater London: The Home of Gin, London

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  • A bargain at £12 per person. A self guided museum tour showing the history of gin in general from the 1700s followed by a guided visit to the distillery to be shown how Beefeater gin is made on the pr...  more »
  • From the start we were made to feel welcome. My girlfriend and I, had booked onto the VIP tour. And although the start, where you walk around unaided watching tv screens I was slightly apprehensive at...  more »
  • The Beefeater Distillery offers a gin tour. In reality it is not so much of a tour, but a self-paced walk through the Beefeater museum, though this museum is really nice - lots of information, display...  more »
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  • An interesting tour, but a bit drawn out and hands-off. Our tour took an hour and a half, of which 30 minutes was a self-guided walk through an exhibit, 40 minutes was a guided talk about gin production and 20 minutes was drinking gin at the bar. The tour definitely felt stretched out as there wasn't a lot of stuff to talk about. However, our tour guide was very friendly and the gin & tonic at the end was tasty!
  • There are two parts to the tour: the first is a self-guided walk through of a "history of gin" exhibit. I found it interesting as it mentioned the origins of the liquor which I had always been curious to. Also it details exactly how gin became such a popular spirit in London (basically how cheap it was). It also depicts a lot of the vintage advertising for Beefeaters London Dry Gin. Lastly it tells the story of the founder Mr.Borough who started his career as a pharmacist but found his skills useful in liquor making. This part of the tour was pretty good. It took maybe 30min to walk through the whole thing maybe longer if the exhibit is crowded. The second part of the tour was my favorite. They bring you upstairs and explain the 9 essential botanical herbs included their London dry gin. I won't list them here because some of them were surprising (in a good way). They let you touch them, smell them, etc. They also explain all the different types of gin they have made and are currently making. Then they show you the stills and explain the process. You won't be able to be in the same room as the stills but you can see them through a glass ceiling. Lastly...they give you a G&T. Honestly, I've drank a million gin and tonics in my life and this was EASILY the best one. I have no idea why it was so much better but it was so phenomenal that I couldn't stop asking the bartender what they did differently. You can really appreciate the botanicals when you taste the gin right after smelling/learning about them. The only con I have is that the second part of the tour could be made longer and maybe bring the customers up to the actual room of the stills. It would've been nice to learn more about the process and such. This part of the tour was also about 30min maybe a little less.
  • If you find yourself in London pining for gin, definitely give this place a try. The London garden gin will absolutely change your mind about gin! Great for kids too, they get a virgin mixed drink with the visit and the area with all of the unique spices they can smell is really cool.
  • The only place left in London making Gin , the tour is great value and you learn about the history of gin making in the uk. a Gin and tonic is served at the end of the tour. they also have a special gin only sold in the museum shop
  • Interesting tour, got to smell and touch the important botanical ingredients used for the Gin. Gin and tonic available at the end of the tour.