London Cocktail Week to include 'cocktail village' and Diageo hub for 2015

ABV Global, the organiser of London Cocktail Week, has announced plans for the festival's expansion, including the creation of a 'cocktail village' and luxury hub hosted by Diageo.

London Cocktail Week returns for 2015
London Cocktail Week returns for 2015

The annual drinks festival will take place this year on 5-11 October. Hosted at Old Spitalfields Market, the village will take over the venue in its entirety, promising an array of pop-up bars, trucks and bespoke serving stations, alongside street food vendors.

Diageo's World Class London Cocktail Week Hub will take place in Soho.

Brand partners for this year’s festival are yet to be confirmed. Last year saw the likes of Ketel One, Monkey’s Shoulder, Belvedere, The Famous Grouse and Hendrick’s all activate at the festival.

ABV Global also organises London Wine Week and London Beer Week, which launched in February this year.

Siobhan Payne, festival director of London Cocktail Week, said: "If the bar and cocktail scene in London isn’t the best in the world, it has to be up there, and we’re thrilled to be the number one festival celebrating that fact. 

"We see drinks enthusiasts travel from all over the globe to be part of London Cocktail Week, not to mention the now tens of thousands of Londoners taking the opportunity to taste new drinks, discover new places and meet the bartenders that make it all possible. We are absolutely committed to making sure the festival continues to grow from strength to strength."

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