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“tom collins”(68 reviews)
“gin lovers”(52 reviews)
The Ginstitute provides a unique and unrivalled opportunity to better understand the true spirit of London. Patrons begin their spirituous journey in the UK's second smallest museum - The Ginstitute. Our Gin Instructor will take you through the long...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
171 Portobello Road, London W11 2DY, England
Notting Hill
+44 20 3588 7800
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I thought this would be fun but it far exceeded my expectations. An absolutely fantastic experience that I'd recommend to anyone - but if you like gin, what are you waiting for?

4  Thank martinashwell
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The people who run this place are some of the most unpleasant I have come across. I understand that their passion is gin, but they need employ someone with hospitality and customer service abilities. It's unfortunate because the gin experience is a good concept. But...More

10  Thank JillyDaloes
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a friend to celebrate her birthday and we had a great laugh throughout the day. On arrival you are sent down the stairs into a dimly lit bar area and are greeted with a Tom Collins refresher. The guide then talks you through...More

Thank LisaM5237
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Institute at the 11.00am session last weekend. It was a great experience, interesting history lesson for an hour to start with the very entertaining host Cody over a couple of Gin treats. We moved on to the Distillery and split into groups of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! Really enjoyed the whole thing. Great gin, great people and a really enjoyable (yet tipsy) evening! Thoroughly recommended!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a brilliant time we had! We were a group of 4 and there was another couple who we quickly got to know on our gin cocktail masterclass. Our tutor and gin expert was really knowledgeable when it came to all things gin. He entertained...More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally found the time to visit London and use the vouchers I bought hubby for Xmas 2017 ! All I can say is what a wonderful evening spent with complete strangers that soon became friends! We started off in the downstairs bar with the incredible...More

Thank littlehap
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I got The Gin Experience as a birthday present. It was brilliant event. Started off with an interesting summary and story telling of Gin and how it originated and developed. Afterwards we were taken to a tasting room and familiarised with the essential botanicals and...More

1  Thank Sofiya K
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We booked the session for Sat night and our group ended up being there for four hours. We had a lot of fun as we were joined by this group of Londoners who are just a hoot. Our session lasted an hour longer than the...More

Thank 120lilad
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Visited The Ginstitute with friends on a Saturday afternoon, this was booked months ago and was in fact a birthday treat. It was a brilliant experience, the staff are young but knowledgeable and gave you a talk about the history of Gin with many samples...More

1  Thank RKHKent
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We had booked a Sunday afternoon Ginstitute experience. We arrived early and went up to the first floor for tapas. Everything was cooked fresh in front of us and it was superb. We then joined our gin experience. The host was entertaining and knowledgable and...More

Thank St3v3B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

My son bought this for me for my Birthday, this is a must have experience if you love your Gin. This is a three hour experience you start with a 45/55 minutes of history the man was talking so fast I lost track several times...More

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17 October 2018|
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Response from KarlWiggins | Reviewed this property |
Each guest tastes 17 botanicals, and out of this you're advised to choose 6 (I think) - one dry, one spicy, one sweet and three others. Your own bottle of gin is made from these, but before sealing the bottle everyone gets... More
15 July 2018|
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Response from KarlWiggins | Reviewed this property |
3 hours in total
15 July 2018|
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Response from Ian B | Reviewed this property |
About 3 - 3,5 hours. Depends a bit on the interaction within the group.