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.
Last updated on 24th July 2017
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.
Aquavit in Central London is hosting a series of wine tastings that showcase the finest that some of the world's best vineyards have to offer. Led by Nicholas Clerk, each Monday tasting will focus on a wine from a different part of the world. On the night, Clerk will be telling guests how each bottle if made while guests try four different wines and enjoy an accompanying sharing board of food.
Located in Homerton, Brooksby's Walk is stretched over two floors. Downstairs the bar is an intimate space with lots of little tables and bar chairs, while upstairs the restaurant is styled like a Bedouin tent. As well as an impressive selection of wines, the venue also has a cracking cocktail list.
Spend your summer slurping your way through delicious bottles of wine and learning more at one of Vagabond Wines' events. The renowned company are hosting a series of events at their intimate venues that include plenty of tasters, nibbles and a social atmosphere.
L'Etranger Piano Lounge in West London is a late night venue that's been turning heads with its elegant cocktail list and brilliant live entertainment. The venue's resident musicians, Ashley Kingsley and Marco Losi, play smooth, elegant tunes all night on the glass piano, while the bartenders mix, flair and blend up a storm behind the bar. Sit back, relax and enjoy everything this late-night bar has to offer.
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.
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.
Jamie’s London Bridge situated at the foot of the iconic Shard, is a chic modern bar and restaurant perfect for indulging in a few glasses of wine while catching up with your mates after work. Boasting a delicious British food menu, and an impressive selection of international wines, you are guaranteed to have a field day when it comes to indulging in your favourite vino.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
Although Searcys 1847 pride themselves on their selection of champagnes, they also have a vast and varied list of handpicked wines for you to enjoy whilst sampling their equally wonderful menu.
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.
At Farringdon's Vinoteca, there is no better combination than freshly baked bread and fine wine. Take your pick from over 300 types of Spanish vino as you sink your teeth into simple palate pleasers such as curated meats, cheeses, and of course, all of the doughy delights that this London wine bar is known for.
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.
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.
A plush cocktail bar in the heart of Mayfair, the Met Bar is a fantastic choice for discovering a range of interesting beverages that will send your taste buds wild. From imaginative cocktails, crafted using the innovative molecular mixology techniques, to a generous range of wines, spirits and champagnes, The Met Bar has something to suit all tastes and sense of adventure.
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.
Wine lovers are sure to fall in love with this charming South London spot. Humble Grape is an industrial-inspired wine bar that is simply oozing with charm. Head down into this split-level hangout and you'll be greeted by an awesome space, donning rugged wooden tables and cork-laced walls. To add to that, Humble Grape also boasts an extraordinary selection of the best organic wines too!
Vinoteca in Marylebone is a sleek Italian wine bar with exquisite modern cuisine and a passion for flavoursome, well-crafted wines. With an extensive list, brought to you from small producers from all over the world, you can experience a variety of flavours and creations.
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.
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!
Fiz is London's first bar dedicated solely to sparkling wine. Taking over Lights of Soho in London, the pop-up bar will host a series of masterclasses and bottomless meals that all showcase why we love all-things Prosecco-based. Grab your mates, head down and soak up all the bubble-based fun on offer at this quirky spot.
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.
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.
The renowned pop-up bar Sager & Wilde has found a permanent site in East London's Hackney. The team behind the name have set up shop in the historic British Lion pub and have curated a menu featuring some of the finest produce of the world's best vineyards. With cheese toasties to keep things on an even keel and a range of bar snacks to accompany each glass, there are few better ways to spend an evening in East London.
Created by the same maestros behind The Wine Show Chelsea, The City Wine Show is a fun event in September that aims to show off the best of new and old world wines in London. Bringing together some of Britain's leading wine experts, the entire event will revolve around amazing masterclasses and brilliant tastings of some of the rarest bottle in London.
Bedales are experts in wine and cheese, so come with them as they teach you how to pair them like a pro. Guests will be treated to five delicious pairings, with their premier host guiding you through the different flavours, along with anecdotes and origins of famous fromages and wines. They’ll also answer your questions in a fun, conversational way.
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.
Wheeler's opulent restaurant in the heart of London's ever-bustling financial district takes cover under Marco Pierre White's prestigious name, offering Londoners his delicious selection of hearty, traditional British flavours and recipes. The restaurant is based in the swanky Threadneedles Hotel and offers only an opulent experience, with a diverse wine, champagne and oyster menu that's capable to rivaling any. Showcasing the finest British produce and never failing to put a smile on your face, this restaurant is well-worth a visit.
Located right around the corner from St. Paul’s and Holborn Viaduct is Jamies Fleet Place, an informal restaurant and relaxed wine bar complete with a suntrap outside terrace. Known for their extensive selection of quality wine - there’s over twenty by the glass - there’s a good choice of cocktails, spirits, beers and champagnes at this popular after-work haunt.
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).
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.
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.