The Best Gin-Themed Events To Hit Up With Your Pals On World Gin Day

World Gin Day
Gin glorious gin, because it's so much better than water (Shutterstock)

It’s World Gin Day on Saturday 9th June, which means it’s time to get out and sample some artisan G&Ts.

To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of the best gin events going up and down the country. Saturday? More like SaturYAY.


Strawberries? Raspberries? Pah, it’s all about the juniper berry. This annual gin festival returns to London’s Tobacco Dock on 9th and 10th June with an enticing array of events, masterclasses and gins on offer.

Chat to the makers of your favourite tipples, sample their wares and buy any that tickle your tastebuds, before heading to the cocktail bar to join a room full of gin geeks. Tickets cost £35 per person.

Gin Journey

If it’s a full-on gin tour you’re after, try Gin Journey’s award-winning events in London, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. Far from snorefests, these tours include five gin cocktails, five samples of craft gins, five stops at inspiring distilleries and history with humour as told by witty Gin Guardians. “Like a school trip, only sexier,” wrote one enamoroured reviewer.

There’s no need for drunken ambling as the tour is chauffeur-driven by minibus every Saturday, and often other nights too. Tickets cost £52.75 per person for Liverpool and Leeds and from £60 for Manchester and London.

Gin Glorious Gin!

Booze and exercise don’t usually go together but, really, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t. We’re told to drink after doing sports, right? Gin might not be water, but a liquid’s a liquid, and this London running tour reckons you deserve an ice-cold G&T at the end of a five miler.

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Expect gin-themed games, fun gin facts and eight stops at historic gin palaces, before a bevvie on the house at a secret final destination. Tickets start at £29 from Secret London Runs, with a choice of tours and dates depending on your running pace.

London World Gin Day Festival

Head to London for a four-day festival that kicks off on 7th June, celebrating gin in all its glory. The World Gin Day Festival takes place across specially selected bars, pop-ups, parties. A £10 digital pass entitles you to £6 cocktails in 75 of London’s bars and are available here. .