Hendrick’s Unusual Preposterous Proposal Throne

So yesterday was that most unusual day where women had the opportunity to propose to their partners. Over the past month, Hendrick’s have taken advantage of this peculiar time by running the ‘Ladies School of Nuptial Conquest’ and ‘School for Scoundrels’ at bars around  the country, teaching the aspects of how to woo your man, or how to counteract your ladies advances. The school exam culminated to one day – Wednesday 29th February, where on the banks of the River Thames, Hendrick’s throne was set up for the chance to propose, with a Hendrick’s cocktail thrown in for good measure!

By all accounts it was a great success, with couples enjoying the peculiarity of the day, and the odd choice of venue with the back drop of Big Ben. But then again, what did you expect from Hendrick’s?!

Click here for more pictures from the proposal throne!

Hendrick’s Preposterous Proposal Throne

Make a Leap of Faith next Wednesday 29th, on Hendrick’s Preposterous Proposal Throne…


On the 29th of February each leap year, the normal rules of courtship are reversed, and women may freely pursue and propose to gentlemen of their choice.

The number one piece of advice for ladies looking to obtain their desired gent’s hand in 
marriage is to conduct their proposal in public – no self-respecting ROTTER would 
tarnish their reputation by leaving a lady so helplessly adrift.

HENDRICK’S PREPOSTEROUS PROPOSAL THRONE will be popping up in London, inviting ladies across the city to get down on one knee and perform the duly deed of proposal at the following locations throughout London:


Wednesday 29th February

0900 – 1030: Lambeth, Embankment (Corner of Lambeth Bridge / Lambeth Palace Road) Lambeth Bridge SE1 7SG

1245 – 1415: Potters Fields Park (off Tooley St / Potters Field) London Bridge SE1 2


We invite you to share this momentous day and be captured in a most unusual cucumber & rose picture at London’s iconic locations.

Whether you’re a lady who wishes to woo your man to the alter, or a gentleman wishing to retain your liberty, Hendrick’s Gin has also created a series of tips to prepare you for this topsy-turvy time of year – see them here: http://www.youtube.com/user/theunusualtimes


Do remember to follow the adventures & most unusual proposals @hendricksginuk #ProposalThrone

Hendrick’s Unusual Month of Reverse Courtship

On the 29th of February each leap year, the normal rules of courtship are reversed, and women may freely pursue and propose to gentlemen of their choice. To celebrate this topsy turvy scenario, Hendrick’s Unusual Month of Reverse Courtship will be hosting a variety of events in the build up to this delightfully peculiar day.

Hendrick’s Commander of Special Operations Mr David Pipers, Leap Year Address to the Nation!

Offering guidance for ladies wishing to woo and gentlemen hoping to avoid, two schools will operate throughout the country:

  • Ladies School of Nuptial Conquest will teach the forgotten arts of courtship so that cunning ladies can seduce the gentlemen in their sights
  • Hendrick’s School of Scoundrels teaching the tricks of how to best avoid these advances in a polite and refined way

These two schools will be touring the finest bar room establishments in throughout February:

Tuesday 7th February

Bristol: Milk Thistle, Quay Head House, Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 1EB (www.milkthistlebristol.com)

Wednesday 8th February   

Leeds: The Maven, First Floor, 1 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 7DH (www.themavenbar.com)

Thursday 9th February     

Manchester: Apotheca Bar, 17 Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1FS (www.apothecabar.co.uk)

Friday 10th February

Edinburgh: Dragonfly, 52 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LD (www.dragonflycocktailbar.com)

Monday 20th February

London: The Lonsdale, 48 Lonsdale Road W11 2DE (www.thelonsdale.co.uk)

Come the end of the month, Hendrick’s Preposterous Proposal Throne will be pop-up at a variety of London locations offering ladies an opportunity to pop the question and make an honourable man of their evasive partner.


To take part, register at www.hendricksgin.com