Top 10 London wine bars

As London finally emerges from five years of recession, the capital’s wine bar scene has never been so explosive. With Hackney newcomer Sager & Wilde shining a light on little-known drops, the humble wine bar is suddenly back on Londoners’ radars.

Of course it never went away, but rather than having to scrape the proverbial barrel for somewhere to go for a decent glass of red, the capital is currently heaving with cosy, classy, charming and unpretentious spots in which to seek out hard-to-find wines by the glass, bottle and carafe.

While not all wine bars are immune to the vicious competition the capital enforces – natural wine specialists Bar Battu on Gresham Street and Artisan & Vine in Battersea both closed their doors last year, bars with a strong identity like 28-50 and Vinoteca are branching out and expanding their businesses into mini chains.

With many following the formula of a small, ever-changing wine list, low mark ups and a smart small plates offering, there’s never been a better time to indulge your passion for wine. Disagree with our order or feel we’ve left a corker out? Let us know by leaving a comment in the box below. Santé!

2 Responses to “Top 10 London wine bars”

  1. Jean-Louis says:

    Great line-up but I do think that Vivat Bachus in Farringdon needs a mention….. Wonderful if not the best selection of old South African wines in London.

    Great Article though.

  2. Oliver Lorenz says:

    Gorgon’s wine bar may be interesting as a historical footnote, but hardly for quality, interesting wine.

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