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The best Brewery Tours, Distillery Tours and Taprooms in London

 

If there’s one thing there’s no shortage of in London, it’s excellent beers and spirits. From microbreweries serving the freshest hand pulled ales, to world-famous distilleries producing some of the best-known liquors around, London’s breweries and distilleries know how to product a great tipple. We’ve found the best below, as well as the taprooms where you can sample the freshest beers at great prices.

 

The best brewery tours in London

Beer lovers unite! These are the best breweries in London offering tours and tasting experiences  

 

 

Camden Brewery Tour

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Camden Brewery Tour

Camden Brewery’s delicious selection of beers can be found in pubs and bars throughout London as well as up and down the country. Find out how they’re made on the Camden Brewery Tour, where you’ll learn about the company’s history and ways of brewing, get a guided tour of the brew house and of course, enjoy a tasting of their core beers.

Brewery Tour Ticket price: £25.00

Location: Under the railway arches in Camden on Wilkin Street Mews, NW5 3NN

Meantime Brewery Tour

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Meantime Brewery Tour

Meantime brewery in Greenwich is known for its distinctive branding and fresh, flavourful beers. Now its time to enjoy the Greenwich Brewery Tour, where you’ll learn how Meantime beer gets from tank to glass. You’ll be guided through the brewhouse, fermentation and maturation areas, as well as the bottling line, before having a tutored tasting of four beers.

Brewery Tour Ticket Price: £20.00

Location: Lawrence Trading Estate, Blackwall Ln, London SE10 0AR

Wimbledon Tap

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Wimbledon Tap

Wimbledon Brewery's Taproom has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating as well as hosting a range of fun events including parties (including Christmas parties!), rugby screenings, beer and cheese evenings and fortnightly brewery tours.

Location: Unit 8, College Fields Business Centre, 19 Prince Georges Rd, London SW19 2PT

The Best Taprooms in London

Where else can you sample the freshest beer? These Taprooms in London offer great beers, food and more. If you can't tour the brewery, this makes for a great beer experience in London.

Five Points Brewing Taproom

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Five Points Brewing Taproom

Another of London’s best-known breweries, Five Points Taproom lets you sample the beer at its freshest (and cheapest!), with a lively atmosphere and delicious wood-fired pizzas. The taproom grand opening takes place on 20th November 2021!

Location: 61 Mare St, London E8 4RG

Beavertown Taproom

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Beavertown Taproom

This North London brewery became an institution in the summer months, with DJ sets, live music, street food and the ever-popular Beavertown beers flowing. Beavertown Taproom is currently undergoing a makeover, but it’s expected to be better than ever when it reopens!

Location: Unit 17, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Rd, London N17 9QP

Pressure Drop Taproom

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Pressure Drop Taproom

Every Saturday, Pressure Drop Brewery clears out and opens as a taproom, serving delicious fresh beer and hosting a range of street food vendors. It’s a great spot for a session with a gang of mates, just make sure you have a designated driver for the Zipcar home later!

Location: Unit 6, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Rd, London N17 9QP

Crate Brewery

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Crate Brewery

Boasting an enviable location overlooking the River Lea, Crate Brewery taproom and pizzeria needs no introduction. You’ll also find an ethical market, a zero-waste restaurant, an events space and a canal boat offering river cruises!

Location: Unit 7 Queen's Yard, London E9 5EN

The Best Gin and Whiskey tours in London

From touring the distillery to tasting experiences, these are the best whiskey and gin tours in London.

Sipsmith

Gin and Tonic

Sipsmith

A staple behind the bar, Sipsmith's gin tour takes you on a journey through their distillery in Chiswick, where you’ll learn all about gin’s colourful history and the Sipsmith method of distilling that creates the spirit we know and love – not forgetting the tutored gin tasting!

Distillery Tour Ticket Price: £25

Location: 83 Cranbrook Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2LJ

Bombay Sapphire

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Bombay Sapphire

The distinctive sapphire blue bottle sets Bombay Sapphire apart from other gins, and the home of this unique spirit is no less distinctive, with an incredible domed glass façade set in the Hampshire countryside. Learn about the rare production processes that go into making Bombay Sapphire during your tour of the distillery, or opt for a cocktail masterclass or a festive Christmas Cocktail experience complete with guided tasting.

Location: Laverstoke Mill, London Rd, Whitchurch RG28 7NR

Distillery Tour Ticket Price: £17.50

Beefeater Distillery

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Beefeater Distillery

This iconic London dry gin is still hand-crafted following the same recipe from the 1800s. The Beefeater Distillery features the original Victorian pots stills and a botanical room where the fresh ingredients that imbibe the spirit with its signature flavours and aromas. You’ll also learn about how the history of the British Empire helped shape gin into one of the world’s favourite cocktail spirits, polished off with a complimentary gin and tonic.

Distillery Tour Ticket Price: £16.00

Location: 20 Montford Place, London, SE11 5DE

Bimber Distillery

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Bimber Distillery

You might assume that whiskey distilling is an art best left to the Scots, but this London whiskey distillery is here to prove you wrong. Bimber Distillery offers whiskey tours in London, complete with a welcome whiskey cocktail, a behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery through every stage of the process, and a tasting of Bimber’s finest artisan single malt whiskies.

Distillery Tour Ticket Price: £40.00

Location: 56 Sunbeam Rd, London NW10 6JQ

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