A very wise person once said, 'Life is too short to drink bad wine' - Never has a truer word been spoken! That's why we've put together a list of our top wine bars in London to give you a helping hand.
You don't need to be a connoisseur to enjoy a good glass of wine - Let their in-depth knowledge and passion do the hard work, while you do the fun part! There are so many great wine bars in London that you'll be truly spoilt for choice.
So check out our favourite wine bars in London and paint the town red, white and rosè!
Don't forget to check out our handy round-up of Cocktail bars in London
124 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JE
(020) 7613 3554
This ultra-modern wine and cocktail bar boasts an extensive wine list that suits any occasion. If wine alone is not enough for you, The Grapevine offers a delightful range of meats, cheeses, olives, breads and all this can be accompanied by a good book.
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54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, W8 6AP
(020) 7937 3339
The selection is particularly extensive, comprising of over sixty bottles, and it is clearly appreciated by the regulars.
The best selection of organic and bio-dynamic wines in Soho, this bar sources wine from independent vineyards across Europe and particularly from France. This homage to the humble grape makes a charming bar and eatery.
12a Newburgh Street, Soho, London, W1F 7RR
(020) 7287 8488
As you’d expect, there’s a dazzling array of wines, with around 40 different French wines on the list, plus a handful from Corsica.
115 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London, EC2A 1PP
(020) 7242 8373
The famous wine merchants offer up the very best bottles of wine in the most grand setting - the basement of The Royal Albert Hall.
The Royal Albert Hall, Basement, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AP
020 759 8212
Blackfriars Wine Bar Warehouse offers a fine choice of wines and champagnes together with a range of modern European dishes.
80 Scoresby Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0XN
(020) 7928 0905
Wine seems to be the big order of the day at Brass Monkey, and they do have an excellent selection with bottles starting at just over £13, which is very reasonable for the area. White, red and sparkling varieties include a good mix of grapes and regions and you’ll struggle to pay more than £20 for a good bottle.
250 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, SW1V 1AU
(020) 7834 0553
From the team behind Terroirs is this cute wine bar in Shoreditch that combines a classy wine list with some great snacks and French dishes, too.
49 Columbia Road, Shoreditch, London, E2 7RG
(020) 7729 5692
Over fifty wines are served by the glass at the stylish Carvosso's.
210 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London, W4 1PD
(020) 8995 9121
This down to earth wine bar allows people to feel at ease as they work their way through a 200-strong wine list.
St Martin’s Courtyard, 25 Slingsby Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9AB
(020) 7240 8811
Hidden and subterranean, Finos Wine Cellar on Mount Street is a secret little world of wine.
123 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 3NP
(020) 7491 1640
These wine rooms help demystify fine wines for Fulham locals, and keeps those in the area who already know their stuff pretty happy.
871-873 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5HP
(020) 7042 9440
Predominantly a wine bar, Gordon's on Villiers Street, is known for its fortified wines served from wooden casks.
47 Villiers Street, Embankment, London, WC2N 6NE
(020) 7930 1408
This London Bridge bar has a courtyard ideal for a Sauvignon Blanc in the sunshine.
Chaucer House, White Hart Yard, Borough High Street, Southwark, London, SE1 1NX
(020) 7407 2829
80 Piccadilly, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8HX
(020) 7491 2544
Henrys Cafe Bar is a stylish venue with a classic feel, the perfect place to relax and unwind. There is a good choice of hand-selected wines alongside some fabulous cocktails.
The Kensington Wine Rooms comprises a wine bar, restaurant and shop, and allows you to experience a do-it-yourself wine tasting tour, fantastic service and a surprisingly informal atmosphere.
127-129 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London, W8 7LP
(020) 7727 8142
Choose from over 30 different wines at L'Entrepot from a cellar of over 500 bins available by the glass.
230 Dalston Lane, Hackney, London, E8 1LA
(020) 7249 1176
42 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8JD
(020) 7722 2800
Michael Nadra Primrose Hill offers a menu of Modern European cuisine made with mainly UK sourced produce. The venue also boasts a chic bar area and an elegant garden close to the Regents Canal.
The wine list is as classy as the setting at No 11 Pimlico Road.
11 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London, SW1W 8NA
(020) 7730 6784
CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, City, London, EC2Y 9HT
(020) 7382 0606
The Refinery is a spacious bar located close to the Barbican Centre. They serve an all day food menu with an emphasis on seasonal, British fare, together with an extensive list of premium spirits, wines from around the globe, beers and cocktails.
Terroirs Wine Bar is a modern and stylish venue with over 200 bins to choose from. They also offer a selection of cheeses, small plates, charcuterie and tapas dishes to complement your choice of wine.
5 William IV Street, Strand, London, WC2N 4DW
(020) 7036 0660
It makes sense to situate a sophisticated wine bar in the heart of Clerkenwell, home to thriving businesses and artistic populations both known for their love of a fine drop.
7 St John Street, Smithfield, London, EC1M 4AA
(020) 7253 8786