Frequently Asked Questions

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Wristbands

To get involved in the festivities you will need a wristband; these will be available from September 2014.

We encourage festival goers to register in advance, although wristbands can also be purchased from one of our London Cocktail Week hubs once the festival starts on Monday 6th October 2014.

The address of the London Cocktail Week hubs will be publicised and confirmed via email to all wristband holders and subscribers closer to the event.

Your wristband entitles you to discounted drinks at participating London Cocktail Week™ bars. This offer is for £4 signature cocktails from Monday to Sunday, at any time the participating bars are open. You must be wearing a wristband to qualify for the discount, as must the whole group you are with. There is no limit imposed on the number of discounted drinks you are allowed to consume, however we trust that you will drink responsibly.

Please take care of your wristband at all times: they cannot, under any circumstances, be replaced if lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed - even with proof of purchase. Wristbands are non-transferable and are personal to you. We suggest you seek help of another person when affixing the wristband. Once the wristband fastener clasp is locked in place, the wristband can only be removed by cutting it off. Do not fit the wristband so loosely that it can be slipped over your wrist. Once your wristband is fitted do not attempt to transfer it to another person as this will invalidate the wristband.

Please note, you must be over 21 to take part in London Cocktail Week™ events and activities.

Many events and activities during London Cocktail Week will be ticketed, at a range of price points. Full festival listings with ticketing details will be available from September 2014.

Travelling

The quickest way to get round London is the Underground.

You can see a map online here or can pick up a free map at any station.

A weekly travel pass costs £30.40 and is available to buy from any underground station. This also allows you unlimited use of all underground train services and London buses. Many bus routes are 24-hour and night services often operate (though may take a slightly different route). Please check each individual bus stop for information.

For ease there is an excellent journey planner available on the TFL website.

Congestion Charge
This costs £10 a day and you can see the area affected HERE. If you don't pay the charge immediately, the cost goes up and up, so don't forget. There is no congestion charge applicable on weekends.

Taxis
If a black taxi has a yellow light on it, it's free to hire. You'll need to wave your arms about a bit, but they will stop. Please note: most black cabs do not accept card payments.

Just to State the Obvious
London is a big city and it takes on average 40 minutes to get anywhere... even if it looks near.
Please allow plenty of time to get to event venues to collect your tickets in advance of the start time...

*THINK! The only safe option is not to drink alcohol if you plan to drive. Never offer an alcoholic drink to someone else who is intending to drive.
www.dft.gov.uk/think

Useful Links

www.tfl.gov.uk
www.visitlondon.com
www.drinkaware.co.uk

Internships

There are various opportunities for internships and volunteers throughout both the festival planning stages and during the event itself. If you are keen to get involved please contact us at info@londoncocktailweek.com.