Th team behind Battersea's favourite wine bar now open a new waterhole in the heart of London's financial district. The Humble Grape brings the City's busy workers a sleek, elegant and characterful bar stocked with 30 of the finest grape-based treats available. With a capacity of over 200, and an opulent private hire room, it's perfect for a big night out with all your wine-loving friends. Check out their spots in Liverpool Street and Islington for more of the same delicious wine.
Wine Bars in London
With so many wine bars lurking in every corner of the city, it's hard to pick out the best ones; that's why we have come up with a list of our favourite haunts that are at the top of their grape game, offering a generous selection of good quality wine, a great atmosphere and exceptional service. So whatever your budget, desired location or type of night, check out our recommendations for the best wine bars in London.
Part of the Davy's family, Bangers offers one of the finest wine lists in London complete with rare vintages, cool curiosities and some exceptionally quaffable numbers.
Willy's is one of the most popular and well-established wine bars in the city, bringing a global range of bottles and some traditional English charm to the non-stop Fenchurch Street. Stop by here before catching that train home and you'll find over 20 wines available the glass served by a passionate and knowledgeable bar team.
A top spot if you're looking for natural and bio-dynamic wines, this quirky Essex Road watering hole offers an enticing bottle list alongside delicious seasonal dishes and lush botanical interiors.
When it comes to stunning wine bars in London, not many compare to Searcy's at The Gherkin. Head on up to their top floor for sweeping 360 degree views of the city set alongside a delicious roster of international wines and Champagne.
If it's a wine bar you're after, this Fleet Street spot has it all. Dreamy Spanish-inspired tapas and an extensive wine menu await. Expect some of the most interesting and classic wines from around the globe.
The first bar dedicated to everything prosecco, Prosecco House has glasses of the good stuff alongside prosecco cocktails, Italian meats, cheese and small plates, and all the sophistication you need.
This stylish London wine bar is the perfect watering hole for culture vultures. Hosting a range of live events, from DJ nights to art exhibitions, it's a top spot to catch some great bands and some great glasses of wine.
Located in the heart of central London, Notes is bringing quality coffee, tasty brunch dishes and well chosen wines to the West End. Head here for after-work drinks, weekend lunching and everything in between.
This wine bar has it all; classic British dishes, a superb selection of real ales and, of course, an expansive collection of wines - from the old world and the new.
With a premium Happy Hour of 50% off drinks and a plush, modernised interior, Balls Brothers Mayfair Exchange is a fantastic place to enjoy your favourite tipple in absolute style and comfort, topped off with some of the most delicious wines from across the globe.
This suave and stylish wine bar just a short walk from Chancery Lane and Holborn is a top spot if you're looking for after work drinks in the city. With a stunning wine selection, Bunghole Cellars also offers cocktails, craft beers and a delicious food menu.
Found in the heart of South Ealing and serving only the finest in Old World wines, join Abbotshill Wine Bar for a night to remember as you indulge in the best in grape alongside a charming selection of cheese and meat boards.
With a history for the finest quality wine that dates back to 1870, you just know a bottle has earned its spurs if it's got that Davy's stamp of approval. Select between a list of hand-picked, independent wines at this stylish riverside bar, there's a space for al fresco antics come the warmer months.
Rake's Café Bar at Andaz Hotel is one of the more exclusive wine bars around, offering a blend of traditional and contemporary design as surroundings as you sip on a range of delicious Champagnes and speciality Bellinis. There's also light bites, sharing platters and charcuterie boards to accompany your drinks.
The Refinery in the City of London is an all-day restaurant and bar that draws in guests with its fun, laid back atmosphere. Fitting in with its sister venues in the Drake and Morgan family, the venue serves its guests a range of seasonal and freshly produced dishes. If that wasn't enticing enough, the bar is stocked with all your favourite spirits, fine wines and ice-cold beers.
If you love wine, then you'll love this Tooley Street spot. Bringing you locally sourced ingredients; from small plates to salads and cheese, there is plenty of food to accompany the grapey stuff.
An elegant wine bar in the City, Cabotte also happens to boast two exclusive dining rooms that pair stunning French dishes with their selection of fine wines. Bringing flavours from across the country to the heart of London, it's a stunning spot for all you wine-lovers out there.
A cosy wine bar located beneath the arches of Charing Cross, come to Champagne Charlie's for fresh British food and a crisp glass of wine. It's a shoo-in for after-work drinks, and the host of private dining rooms come complete with all kinds of antiques and quirky trinkets
Wine, glorious wine. If you're a city dweller and you haven't discovered the underground haven that is Jamie's Suffolk Lane, then listen up. Not far from Canon Street station, this beauty is made up of brickwork arches and a charming rustic style reminiscent of some Mediterranean landscape. And what's more, they have an extensive wine list to match. Bring on the vino.
Head down to Leicester Square where you'll find All Bar One, your next bar hangout. Whether you want to sit around and catch up with friends in a cosmopolitan surrounding, eat some classic British pub food after work or sip a fantastic bottle of wine, you'll find something to love here.
While there's a lot of wine-based reasons to head to Humble Grape – such as their 30 different glasses and 400+ bottles to sell that are biodynamic and from sustainable vineyards - the bar itself is great to visit thanks to its interior made from reclaimed winemaking materials and menus created from recycled crushed grapes.
You need only take a quick glance at 1901 to note that this just so happens to be one of the most luxurious wine bars in London. A haven for high-end bottles and dressed up drinking, get the ultimate supping spiel at 1901.
Offering a range of crisp and refreshing wines - as well as Europe's longest champagne bar for good measure - Searcys is a stylish restaurant and wine bar in St Pancras International station. Pull up a seat, soak in the stunning interior and get to work on sampling some of Searcy's fantastic range. You've earned it!
With a fantastic range of wines on offer, The Jones Family Project is a first class pit-stop if you're after a glass of vino in East London. With a stunning interior, this Shoreditch bar has a really relaxed vibe. Visit between 5pm and 7pm from Monday to Saturday and the house wine is half price, just another reason to visit The Jones Family Project.
Diogenes The Dog is a gorgeous wine bar and bottle shop with an emphasis on up-and-coming wine regions and unusual wine making techniques. The curated list of dynamic wines is imported directly from regions far afield, paired expertly with cheese plates, cured meats and more.
All Bar One is known for offering fantastic wines across London, and it's finally making its way to Greenwich. Bringing the same brand of style just steps away from the O2, chill out on the plush chesterfield sofas and feast on their fantastic, international menu. All while sipping some delicious wines!
You've caught us; we've snuck a gastropub into this list of wine bars in London, but just hear us out a second… Not only one of the most relaxed and chilled out drinking dens close to Richmond Park, this historic boozer also features a stunning wine list with affordable options from throughout Europe, America, Australia and South Africa.
Wine bars in Tooting may seem like few and far between, but there just so happens to be a hidden gem. Found in the heart of the iconic Tooting Market, Unwined In Tooting is a unique and casual haunt for both charcuterie and bottles of wine combined.
Whether you're a novice or a connoisseur when it comes to vino, Bedales' Wine Tasting Workshop at Borough Market is a quirky, off-beat approach to wine-tasting that caters to all! Head down to take part in two hours of tasting whilst tucking into some light nibbles. And if you're super serious about your wine, head down to Leadenhall to take part in theWine & Spirit Education Trust's tasting class for a wine-tasting qualification!
Greenwich's very own wine bar, Davy's Wine Vaults, oozes with charm and cool cosiness where you'll revel in an impressive 100+ wines and even its additional accompanying wine store. Pull up a chair and in this elegantly wooden, wine barrel and bottle sprinkled space you'll sample a glass or two from around the globe. A mecca for wine lovers and a darling date spot, Davy's Wine Vaults is no doubt one of London's best wine bars.
Right by Parsons Green tube station, this elegant little bar offers a stunning selection of Champagnes and carefully crafted cocktails, perfect for when you're looking to treat yourself to something a little special.
Offering something cooler to your average wine tasting event in London, Oddbins come onto the scene with their bespoke party packages in tow. Come to a venue near you, or hosting at one of their own sites you can enjoy an evening of the best wine swilling with some added extras of quizzes, games and even prizes. Because drinking wine just isn't fun enough (even though it is).
One of London's first real wine bars, this old-school offering in London Bridge brings you hearty grub and a fantastic drinks list. Head down for after work drinks or a low key date night and chill out in the cool and comfortable spot.
With venues across South and Central London, this unique series of wine bars boast a striking menu of bottles and bar snacks. Whether its a date night or night with the girls, they've got the goods for every occasion.
If you're looking for the best London wine bars, you have to take into consideration your surroundings. Not only does M Restaurant offer a deliciously wide range of wines, it even boasts its very own dedicated wine tasting area. Couple that with an interior made of lavish furnishings and deep dark tonnes and you have yourself an ideal place to drink wine.
If ever you were going to experiment and go for a glass of something new, 68 & Boston would be a great place to start. A cracking venture established by three of London's industry experts, this place has compiled a stunning list of wines from around the globe, each available at £20 per bottle. There's bespoke nibbles if you fancy a bite, and a sleek cocktail lounge to discover upstairs.
Head to Newcomer Wines in Dalston this summer and you'll get to sample the finest in German Riesling. Over 20 creators will be on show, with canapes and a funky soundtrack to accompany your vinous exploration through zippy Riesling to sparkling Sekt.
Boasting two floors and a gorgeous terrace, this Spitalfields wine bar offers a list of over 200 wines with a focus on small producers, forgotten grapes and natural wine-making styles.