From East to West - the Peachy round-up of the best cocktail bars in London to visit this December

East: The Gun – Spitalfields

A pub/bar combo, The Gun is a definite crowd pleaser. From craft beers to a recently revamped cocktail list, spicy bloody Marys, a plethora of gins and an expansive wine menu small plates, hearty burgers or Sunday roasts, there’s something for everyone. There’s even a glitter box in the ladies loos for those looking for a dazzling night out in Shoreditch.

For December it has been transformed into a winter wonderland complete with an edible ginger bread chalet or their festive forest for cosy cocktail sipping. Perfect for cosy dates.

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Central: The Ivy Victoria

All of the Ivys are swoon worthy and this new addition in Victoria is no exception. With two floors of all day dining, post work drinks, cocktails and entertainment it’s the perfect venue for all your festive feels this December. There’s a private dining space to hire for special occasions and also a roof terrace for alfresco escapes amongst the pretty foliage with plenty of heaters for those winter nights.

Head chef Katie Burke delivers modern British comfort food classics with some international twists. It’s one of the most elegant and sumptuous venues to wile away the hours.

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West: Daphne's

If you’re after something a bit different this December look no further than Daphne’s who are hosting a Villa Ascenti Cocktail residency for the whole festive period.

There is a bespoke Villa Ascenti menu with limited edition food pairings and best of all a series of intimate cocktail masterclasses.

There will be four distinct cocktails on the menu showcasing the gins distinct botanicals and effortless Italian charm including The Sgroppino made with Villa Ascenti, Limoncella & Prosecco and L’Acconglienza with Villa Ascenti, Vermouth, Italian Dessert Wine and Whiskey Bitters.

Want to wow your friends and family over Christmas and New Year? Well how about learning how to make the cocktails themselves. Daphne’s and Villa Ascenti have you covered, hosting a cocktail masterclass on the 2nd and 3rd December. Hosted by Christie Knight, brand ambassador for Villa Ascenti, guests will learn tricks of the trade complete with learning how to make the Sgroppino

itself. Guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.

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