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Take a Tour of London without leaving the bar
Down the stairs from Antico is 214 Bermondsey Street, a bar dedicated almost exclusively to Gin. The Menu is extensive and they can make some impressively inventive Gin cocktails. If (like myself) though, you are a Gin novice, nothing will give you a better introduction to its subtleties than one of 214s' Gin Flights. There are three or four to choose from; I went for the Tour of London - a flight of three different types of gin (with 214 home-made tonic) from different areas of London. The flight is served on a numbered wooden board along with a wax sealed envelope containing descriptions of the gins - you only find out which gin is which when you open it. The bar is nicely spacious for a London venue and whether you're in the mood for not knowing exactly what you are drinking or not, a lovely spot to spend an evening in.
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214 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3TQ, UK
+44 20 7407 4682
Sun 12pm - 3:30pm, 5:45pm - 9:30pm
Tue - Sat 12pm - 3pm, 5:45pm - 10:30pm
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