The long and warm summer evening are the perfect time to enjoy a post-work bev or three. Qcumber is a quintessentially English soft drink that encapsulates the taste of summer and is bringing cocktails with a difference to London’s Grand Canal from July through until August!

QCumber Presents: Classics on the Canal

Enjoy a literary taste sensation at a four week pop-up along the Grand Union Canal. Inspired by classic works of English literature, Qcumber is putting on a canal-boat-come-cocktail-bar, serving a selection of concoctions inspired by works such as The Importance of Being Earnest, The Wind in the Willows and Pride and Prejudice.

Qcumber is a unique blend of natural cucumber and gently sparkling spring water. It’s tasty on its own but it really comes into its own when used as a mixer in cocktails, particularly with gin. The ‘Pride & Prejudice’ – Qcumber, gin, lemon juice and raspberry jam – was especially exceptional.

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The trip will take around three hours and kicks off at 6.30pm where you’ll experience a Qcumber and gin tasting. You’ll be talked through the delicate tasting notes, before being whisked through a menu of specially crafted cocktails, including the ‘Pride and Prejudic’, as well as taste some modern twists on the humble cucumber sandwich.

While enjoying a touch of the idyllic British summertime floating down the canal, you’ll set course on the Electric Barge, a five minute walk from Paddington Station, to explore the sights and houseboats of Little Venice, then head East along Regent’s Canal, with a quick stop through London Zoo and onto Camden Lock, before heading back to Paddington.

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Unfortunately Qcumber can’t guarantee nice weather but the Electric Barge boat is covered so you won’t get caught out. Plus there’s plenty of umbrellas to go around on the front and the back of the boat should you need them!

As it’s a pop up, you need to get booked online through YPlan with on either Friday 24th July, Thursday 30th July, Thursday 6th August or Thursday 13th August. Tickets will set you back a bargain £12!

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