05/02/2013 10:21 GMT

Beefeater Gin To Open Distillery Visitor Experience In London

Is this the start of London's great gin revival? Last Christmas saw the opening of the City of London's first gin distillery for 200 years and now Beefeater Gin is set to open its first gin distillery visitor centre.

The Beefeater gin distillery experience in Kennington will open later in 2013 and will offer visitors to the capital a chance to see the world famous gin brand being made, as well as learning about the esteemed history of London gin.

Beefeater is currently the most awarded gin brand in the world. The manufacturer hopes its gin fans from more than 100 countries where the gin's sold will bring a much-needed tourist boom to the capital in 2013.

Work will be completed later this year to create "Beefeater London – The Home of Gin", which also marks a significant milestone in the career of Desmond Payne, 45 years as the master distiller for Beefeater Gin.

HuffPost UK has been given a sneak peek at the experience - see the gallery below for pictures of Desmond showing us around...