Top Ten London Wine Bars

Pinotage, Cabernet or Merlot – London has a stunning array of great places to enjoy a glass of wine. 1st Contact’s top ten London wine bars is a unique list of establishments, from the well known, to the smaller places you still need to discover.

This list was compiled by a combination of online reviews, 1st Contact customer mentions and general word-of-mouth. So, when planning a trip to London, be sure to pop by one of these establishments.

10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7DX


The Paternoster Corney & Barrow is situated very close to St. Paul’s Cathedral and is elegance itself. This venue offers tastings and conference rooms.

1 St. Bride’s Passage, London, EC4Y 8EJ

Press House

The Press House wine bar is tucked away off Fleet Street and has an amazing cosy atmosphere. Frequented by business people, its great pluses are is its avoidance of massive crowds and inclusion of a nice variety of wines.

47 Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NE


First opening its doors in the late 1800’s everyone seems to agree that Gordon’s atmosphere is phenomenal. Dress casual and head down in the early evening before it gets too busy.

Bedford Strand

Bedford & Strand

The place to be for a post-theatre drink – be sure to browse their excellent list of white wine and book well in advance if you’re heading here for a Friday or Saturday night.

Julie’s Restaurant & Bar, 135 Portland Road, W11 4LW


Hidden away amongst the shops of Clarendon Cross this gem offers multiple rooms of character . Taking inspiration from many corners of world, Julie’s offers its clientele a magical experience.

43 Buckingham Palace Road London, SW1W 0PP


Situated at a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, those with a sweet tooth should make sure they order a Bbar cocktail.

7 St. John Street, London, EC1M 4AA


Vinoteca is known to have a very impressive and large array of different wines – and at a reasonable price.


Situated near Charing Cross, this little gem is described as being wine bar food par excellence. Terroirs is an advocate of “natural” wines with a passionate and well informed staff ready to assist you in your choice.

5-9 Battersea Rise, Clapham, SW11 1HG

Le Bouchon

Both the critics and the public agree that the quality of the cuisine in Le Bouchon is something else, and with a very good selection of Cocktails and, of course, wines.

140 Newington Butts, Kennington, London SE11 4RN

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec

One reviewer said of Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec: “The food is faultless and impeccably served and the wine list short and to the point…”

Written By Paul Lombard



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