Just a stone's throw away from Trafalgar Square is Notes, a cafe by day and bar by night. Housing an extensive selection of sparkling, white, red, rose and orange variations, they also have a number of tasty bites up for grabs. Added bonus: you can buy a bottle if you like what you're drinking.
Best Wine Bars In Covent Garden
Bored of beer? Can't be dealing with yet another sweeter-than-sweet happy hour cocktail? Sometimes, you just can't beat a glass of the good stuff. Fortunately for you, in a city brimming with drinking spots, there's plenty of places pouring out exquisite reds, whites and everything in-between. We're talking sophisticated candle-lit nooks, underground speakeasies and quirky dens galore. So, the next time you're looking for a glass of vino, check out our list of the best wine bars in Covent Garden.
This gorgeous Covent Garden bar is a jack-of-all-trades. During the day Lockes serves up coffee and sandwiches to the working masses, however, once it's time to clock out the spot really comes into its own with a curated cocktail and wine list making for some delicious after-hours sips.
Specialising in sparkling vino from around the world, Grays & Feather is no ordinary wine parlour. The opulent Theatreland gem is a prime choice for an intimate date night, offering drinkers glamorous interiors, rotating options and a regular line-up of tastings and events.
Situated slap-bang in the middle of Covent Garden Market you'll find The Crusting Pipe, a charming eatery and bar. Take a seat in one of the restaurant's numerous arches or, if you're feeling confident, head to the outdoor terrace and enjoy an impromptu performance from a local musician or actor.
One of the best wine bars in London, let alone Covent Garden, The 10 Cases is renowned for their quirky glasses. With a general theme running through, the drinking spot showcases a regularly-rotating menu of 10 white, red, sparkling, rose and sweet libations, whilst 10 tables make for a cosy atmosphere.
Raise a glass to Lady Of The Grapes: one of London's most forward-thinking and unusual drinking and dining spots. A bar, deli and restaurant all in one, this Maiden Lane haunt showcases bottles from predominantly female winemakers, with over 80 varieties on the menu.
The Port House seriously knows how to bring the romance. Originally from Dubin, the Irish vino pros transport guests to a Spanish setting with the help of candle-lit rooms, an extensive tapas menu and fittingly-sourced quaffs. They even host international tours around Portuguese and Spanish regions for the real enthusiasts amongst you.
We all know that when it comes to wine, France is the maestro, mais non? So if you're after a delicious sip, you'll struggle to find better than Companie Des Vins Surnaturels. Nestled in Seven Dials, the Parisian hang-out only serves top-quality imbibes 'from hand laboured vineyards'.