Battersea Arts Centre (image credit: Fred Howarth)

The Class Bar Awards 2023 will now take place on May 23rd at Battersea Arts Centre in South London.

Class has moved the Awards from its original May 9th date at Oval Studios in Bethnal Green due to a licencing issue affecting the venue.

Any bartenders who have already registered their interest in attending the Class Bar Awards will be contacted in due course by the magazine's events team. Bartenders can now sign up for tickets until April 6th, using this link.

The finalists for the Class Bar Awards 2023 will be annouced on April 6th.

Hamish Smith, editor and co-host of Class, said: “While a date and venue change wasn’t quite in the original plan we’re super excited to now be hosting the Awards at Battersea Arts Centre.

“It’s an incredible space to hold the UK’s largest and longest running bar Awards. A refurbished town hall, fall of gothic grandeur, this is one of London’s outstanding venues. And it’s big enough to host even more of you than last year.”

The 2023 edition of the Awards is sponsored by Franklin & Sons, Hapusa, Lanique, Rabbit Hole, Savoia, Stauning, La Hechicera, Italicus, Paragon Cordial and Everleaf.

Battersea Arts Centre is located at Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN.