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WHERE: Kensington

VIBE: The World’s original boutique hotel has a personalised lavender field attached as well as having Blake’s bees, their own bees that produce honey for their guests. It’s freshly produced, smells amazing and is known for it’s classic black decor.

TO DRINK: The gin, boasting 47 hand-picked herbal ingredients includes fresh floral notes and a flowery lavender aroma. Their cocktails include Fields at Provence Monkey 47 Gin, Suze bitter, Honey Water infused with lavender, Lemon Juice and Egg white, Blakes Bee Monkey 47 Gin, homemade infusion of St Germain and Monkey 47 Gin, homemade lavender syrup, St Germain, Cream the Violette and Lemon Juice and 47 Monkeys Monkey 47 Sloe Gin, Monkey 47 Gin, Lime Juice, Muddled strawberries, Paychaud bitters, Perrier Jouet Rose Champagne, Lavender foam and basil leaf.

YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW: Blakes’ Head Chef Peter Del Campo created a capsule menu of dishes inspired by the herb. Dishes include: Beetroot cured Salmon (green chilli, dill, mustard, dressing), Honey glazed duck breast (carrots, turnips, spices), Blueberry and Lavender Pannacotta (Monkey 47 Gin, Pomegranate Jelly) and Lavender & Monkey 47 Gin’s Macaroons.