Date: Friday 31 May

Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm (start gathering at 11.20am)

Location: Underneath the clock at Charing Cross Station


Explore the social history of gin! From it’s arrival on our shores almost 350 years ago, gin is behind tales of royalty, vice, religious upheaval and social revolutions in Westminster. See the footprint of a vast lost palace, visit Georgian slums before discovering the cocktail heaven of the “Roaring Twenties” at the grand Savoy Hotel. From Empire to the latest “gin craze”, it’s a chance to hear the fascinating stories behind the drink described as ” history in a glass”! Martin Millers quote sums up our tale: “Gin has created social revolutions; made laws and broken laws… it’s not just history in a glass, it’s romance and adventure too”.

Starting point: under the clock at Charing Cross station (toilets and refreshments available).
End point: Outside the Savoy Hotel, the Strand, WC2R 0EZ, close to Covent Garden.

Duration 2 hours – 1.5 miles

£17.00 per member.

Only suitable for mobile attendees.

Surrey WI Members only




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