Why not take some time out from planning your wedding to sample a moment of London history? As part of London's Open City, the Beefeater distillery will be opening its doors exclusively on September 18th-19 on a complimentary basis for pre-booked tours. These fabulous insights into the heritage and production of the 'worlds best gin'* will take place every 30 minutes between 1-5pm and is perfect as an excursion with your fiancé. It may even provide inspiration for wedding day reception cocktails!

You will have a tour of the distillery which is housed in an Edwardian pickle factory that was built in 1903 and even view the original pot still used to steep and then distil the alcohol and botanicals before sampling the quintessential gin and tonic in the contemporary Beefeater branded bar.

To book simply log on to the Open City website www.londonopenhouse.org.

*awarded more times in the last ten years than any other gin brand by the International Wine and Spirits Competition, most recently Beefeater 24 was awarded the trophy in 2009.