The London Gin Club will be resident at the Charles Dickens Museum in London
Step back in time and behold the home Dickens once occupied as darkness settles on the city, dazzle your taste buds with expert gin tastings in the original Victorian kitchens, craft your own handmade notebook and soak up the atmosphere in a unique gin bar surrounded by candlelight and live music.
Away from the hustle and bustle of central London, hidden in a little corner of Bloomsbury, No.48 Doughty Street provides a unique setting for a truly original gin experience.
‘My house in town’, as Dickens referred to 48 Doughty Street, was an important place in the writer’s life: within these walls his eldest two daughters were born, his sister-in-law Mary died aged 17 and some of his best-loved novels were written, including Oliver Twist. It was in this house that he achieved lasting celebrity and universal recognition as one of the world’s greatest storytellers.
The Charles Dickens Museum in London holds the world’s most important collection of material relating to the great novelist and social campaigner. The Museum attracts visitors from around the world. The rare books, paintings, photographs and memorabilia on display here give a unique insight into the life and work of the author.
Specialists in all things gin-related The London Gin Club will be resident at the Charles Dickens Museum, waxing lyrical on the joys of gin past and present in the original basement kitchens of Dickens’s only remaining London home. Interspersed with snippets of history and fascinating ‘ginsights’ will be the opportunity to taste a library of hand-picked artisan and small-batch gins these gin experts are passionate about.
Meanwhile, the rest of the shadowy Georgian interiors are open for twilight browsing and The Gin Library bar awaits in the neighbouring house; with flickering candlelight, live acoustic guitar and a bar featuring the entire library of featured artisan gins, along with carefully matched garnishes and a range of tonics.
And as if that weren’t enough to tickle your fancy, the museum team will be running their enormously popular bookbinding workshops throughout the evening, providing the opportunity to learn the art of traditional Japanese stab binding and create your own hand stitched notebook to take home.
To top off your Victorian encounter (and soak up the gin) local Victorian watering hole The Lady Ottoline are offering guests of The Gin Library a 20% discount on their delicious locally sourced food menu.
The proprietor of The London Gin Club Julia Forte said: “We’re thrilled to be back at the Charles Dickens Museum – it really is a fantastic venue and a great atmosphere for exploring gin!”
- Thursday 18th August
- Timed entry from 18:30
- Tickets: £24 (including gin tasting, book-binding workshop and entry to the Museum and bar)
For further information, please contact Emma King on 020 7405 2127 or visit www.dickensmuseum.com