Best Wine Bars In London

Bars that are at the top of their grape game? Offering a generous selection of good quality wine, delicious cheeseboards and a great atmosphere? No longer reserved for sommeliers alone, London's best wine bars are becoming a staple of date nights, friend nights and everything in between. From Soho to Covent Garden, East London to Peckham check out our recommendations for the best wine bars in London. 

Last updated on 3rd May 2023

Diogenes The Dog

Diogenes The Dog is a gorgeous London wine bar and bottle shop just shy of Elephant and Castle, boasting an emphasis on up-and-coming wine regions and unusual winemaking techniques. The curated list of dynamic sips is imported directly from far afield regions, paired expertly with cheese plates, cured meats and more. Plus... it's just really pretty.

Unwined In Tooting

Wine bars in Tooting may seem like few and far between, but there just so happens to be this hidden gem. Found in the heart of the iconic Tooting Market, Unwined is a unique and casual haunt amongst the hustle and bustle of market and street food life, perfect for intimate date nights and boozy catch-ups alike.

St Pancras by Searcys Brasserie and Champagne Bar

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Offering a range of crisp and refreshing wines, Searcy's at St Pancras also just happens to be Europe's longest Champagne bar, and pretty damn easy to get to before or after jumping on a train. Pull up a seat in the historic station setting, soak in the stunning architecture and get to work on sampling some of the fantastic sparkling sips.  

Champagne Charlies

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A cosy wine bar located beneath the arches of Charing Cross, Champagne Charlies specialises in all things British bites and crisp glasses of wine from Davy's Wine Merchants. It's a shoo-in for after work drinks and private events, with a range of dining rooms available for hire and regularly celebrates seasonal cuisine in a cool, historic basement setting.

King's Head Roehampton

You've caught us; we've snuck a gastropub into this list of wine bars in London, but 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.

Vagabond - Various Sites

Vagabond is one of the most famous wine bar groups in London, and with good reason. Not only can you visit in Battersea, Clapham, Fulham, Canary Wharf and more, their wine concept is unique. With over 100 wines to try at each location, you're not just spoilt for choice, grab a pre-paid card while you're there to top up and try tasters of each to find something you love. Small plates are available too. 


Inspired by the unspoilt region of Maremma in Tuscany, this Brixton wine bar is bringing a taste of the area's authentic Italian cuisine to South London. Spend an evening sipping on traditional vino in the stylish Water Lane spot, complete with a marble-topped bar, comfy seating and flickering candles. Take a moment to also have a poke around their wine cellar.


Crispin is a seriously stylish all-day restaurant and bar, found near Spitalfields market and only a few minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station. Housed within a small but perfectly formed asymmetric pavilion, the intimate venue offers a brilliant selection of low-intervention wines from around the world.

28-50 Wine Bars - Various Sites

28-50 Wine Bars is a gorgeous collective of watering holes and restaurants, with beaut venues in Marylebone, Chelsea, Kensington and Covent Garden. Head to one of their sites to explore a menu of seasonal plates and unique bottles from across the globe, with resident sommeliers on-site to help you pair.

Aspen and Meursault

From the creators of the award-winning bar Diogenes the Dog, Aspen & Meursault is a Battersea wine bar serving both looks and bottles. A menu of cured meats, oysters, and even boozy cheeses is supported by a list of intervention wines celebrating the very best of organic or biodynamic processes and techniques. Brunch? Yep, they do a cracking one one on Thursday till Sunday, till 5pm.

The White Horse

From the same group behind HIDE & Hedonism Wines comes The White Horse, a slinky yet laid-back pub transformation in Mayfair. Not only is this place as cool as, offering rustic-chic decor downstairs and a scandi vibe at ground level, but it's also home to one of the best vino lists in town, with a basement bar called Equus, perfect for private events.

Vinoteca Borough Yards

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If you're a big vino lover, then this lovely Borough wine bar is a bit of a no-brainer. With over 25 different wines to choose from, the venue provides a cosy and intimate ambience, perfect for date nights. Enjoy pairing your drinks with modern European cuisine, and escaping the busy buzz of the local market, or using Vinoteca as your starting point. King's Cross, City and Farringdon? They have their own Vinoteca too. 


If you fancy pairing your carefully selected vino with a spot of Spanish fine dining, ArrosQD is the place to head. Just shy of Soho and a stone's throw from the shops of Oxford High Street, they're whipping up tasting menus using Valencian fire cooking techniques, which include truffle potato souffle, rabbit paella and octopus leg.

Daly's Wine Bar

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For top-notch places to sip organic vino, Daly's Wine Bar is a great shout. The venue promises a cosy ambience, as well as a variety of a artisan beers and premium spirits, on top of 20 daily international wines to choose from. If that doesn't pique your interest, there's British cuisine on offer, including delish charcuterie spreads, perfect for date night across a bottle.

Bank House

Head to Bank House for a hand-picked list of over 100 bottles when you next fancy a glass of red, white or rose. Better yet, there's small plates, Sunday roasts and more to tuck into while you sip your way through some new favourites.

Cecilia's Wine House

Located on the popular Drury Lane, Cecilia's Wine House is a first-class option for those of you who are into a glass of the good stuff. Head inside, where you'll be met with stylish interiors, alongside plenty of space to enjoy some up-and-coming or best-loved serves from your burgundies to that all important Bordeaux.

Buon Vinello

An intimate, Italian wine bar in Archway (and part of the same group that owns  Don Ciccio Osteria in Highgate Village), Buon Vinello really is the place to wet your whistle. While you make your way through the extensive selection of white, orange, rose and red, chomp on an array of lip-smacking bites, such as burrata and sundried tomatoes or beef lasagne.

Bleeding Heart

Within Bleeding Heart, you'll find a fabulous wine bar and grill, which boasts over 400 different types of vino. Get your lips around international and French bottles, both vintage and new, plus pair your tipples with something delicious from the menu of British bites. The best part? 4 private dining spaces made for luxury nights with the best in luxury wine. 

Tap & Bottle

Need wine bars in London Bridge? Then check out the laid-back Tap & Bottle, which boasts a snug, a terrace, exposed brick and other vintage features. Expect tastings, monthly specials and a range of amazing bottles of vino.

The Wine Tasting Shop

Balham wine bars don't get much better than this beauty, which has over 20 tipples by the glass and more than 300 bottles of vino to choose between as well. Ideal for date nights in an intimate setting, The Wine Tasting Shop stocks artisanal producers and has live music each week too.

The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas

One of London's most impressive wine bars, The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas takes the space that was once a historic bank, complete with original marble interiors and imposing ceilings. Serving a huge selection of wines from all over the world, with over 12 countries' worth stocked up, expect wines ranging from £26-£321 per bottle, 20 of those offered by glass.