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The Ginstitute, London

Distillery · Food & Drink
Discover the true spirit of London at The Ginstitute. One of the country's smallest museums offers a glimpse into the origins and history of gin, from its beginnings as a medicine through the Golden Era of gin cocktails to gin's place in the modern world. Proceed to the still room where you can taste and smell various herbs and spices before devising your own recipe for a blend of gin you'll get to take home in a full-size bottle. The place also organizes themed evenings. Arrange your visit to The Ginstitute and discover more family-friendly attractions in London using our London online travel planner.
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  • We went for a drink on a Sunday - literally the rudest staff I have ever encountered. Clearly too busy and stressed but no need to be so consistently rude to 3 of us on various occasions. Forgot one.....  more »
  • Good pub in the centre of Portobello. W good option for a local to visit and meet up with some friends to catch up whilst having a beer.  more »
  • Our son is living in London and wanted to find something unique to do while we visited him. This was a really fun activity and enjoyed learning the history of Gin. We had a fun group of people in...  more »
  • Definitely my go-to for G&Ts. The masterclass is also a definite must for a one a kind experience.
  • Another excellent experience at the Portobello Gin Palace! We had the agave tasting yesterday, as with the gin experience the effort and detail put into the history are impressive and the passion from our guide was authentic and really added to our enjoyment. The drinks were plentiful and the food was delicious. I can't wait for the whiskey experience!
  • This was my third experience at the Portobello Gin Palace and again, it didn't disappoint. This time was the Agave tasting session and like all other sessions, they really do know their stuff. The staff are so lovely and go out of their way to be accomodating. It was Birthday and as soon as we entered the building, they knew who we were and at the end of the session, me and my partner were given a very large g&t on the house. Definitely be back again. Great place!!
  • Wow. What a great experience. Learned a ton and had a lot of fun. Couldn’t dream of a better way to spend an afternoon in London. :)
  • Absolutely fabulous night better than we expected great ambience lovely size group very informative. Cody was a fantastic host and made the whole evening marvellous. We will definitely be back. Thanks guys xxx

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