Like gin? Then you’ll LOVE The London Gin Club. Hidden away on a side street, but in the heart of Soho, the Star at Night (home of the LGC) is a great central hotspot. Its speakeasy-cum-1950s-era decor transports you back in time. Over 70 gins are served with your choice of tonic in huge stem glasses.
Not sure which gin to choose? There’s assistance in the menu in the form of the ‘Gin Wheel’ with each gin presented by flavour – whether it be floral, dry, savoury or something in between. If you’re really stuck, have a whirl on the LGC’s Wheel of Fortune, which allows you to spin with abandon to secure a choice.
Booking is absolutely essential – everybody is seated at a table (avoiding hideous bar elbowing and overcrowding, common in so many Soho venues) and friendly, knowledgeable table service is provided. There’s a small selection of bar bites too – I usually inhale the cheese board, a perfect accompaniment to London’s best selection of gin and tonics.