The Olde Wine Shades


One of the oldest wine houses in the city, this listed building pre-dates the Great Fire of 1666. Originally a Merchants house, there is a sense of long established history combined with a continually evolving offer or well sourced wines from around the world and a menu featuring full-flavoured, Spanish-influenced dishes and tapas plates.

The downstairs cellar called The Smugglers’ Tunnel, thought to be the route smugglers used to transport goods from the cellars to the river has been transformed into a bar area for events, and an atmospheric private dining room.



  • City of London
  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 22:00
Tuesday 12:00 23:00
Wednesday 12:00 23:00
Thursday 12:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 23:00
Saturday - - Private Hire Only.
Sunday - - Private Hire Only.



The Olde Wine Shades, 6 Martin Lane, EC4R 0DP


City of London


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Tapas and Spanish food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Dickens Room Private Room 6 0 - - -

Located on the ground floor of the oldest bar in the City the Dickens room offers the perfect setting for a private intimate lunch or dinner. 

The Olde Wine Cellar Private Room 16 25 - - -

A private room steeped in history, located in the basement of The Olde Wine Shades creates an atmospheric space for private dining and drinks parties in the heart of the City. 

The Smugglers Tunnel Basement Space 10 30 - - -

The Smugglers Tunnel previously used by smugglers years gone by to go to transports good to the river Thames from the cellars. Now transformed into the perfect spot to hold your next party or event.

Half Dining Area Venue Hire 0 25 - - -

With a characterful room, the dining area offers the perfect spot for a drinks party.

Full Dining Area Venue Hire 0 50 - - -
Exclusive Venue Venue Hire 0 120 - - -

The Olde Wine Shades can be exclusively hired for all your party needs.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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