London Wine Week is a casual wine-themed festival that runs from May 13 through 19, 2019. It’s a great excuse to sip wine all over the city at the event’s playful pop-up wine bars, summer parties, wine-paired dinners and self-guided wine tastings. The main event hub is at Flat Iron Square, SE1 and may just be the best place to drink wine in London during wine week.
There’s plenty of wine tastings and master classes from London’s buzziest brands, as well as street food, and live entertainment. The hub at Flat Iron Square is open Wednesday, May 15 through Sunday, May 19 from midday until 10:00 p.m. Unlimited free entry is granted with a festival pass, which you can access here.
Though there’s plenty of action at the festival hub in Southwark, there’s fun to be had all over the city. In fact, one of the coolest festival initiatives is the wine trios offer, where 75 of London’s best wine bars serve festival goers three sommelier-sanctioned wines for just £6. Just show your free pass. The £6 wine trios promotion is only available during the seven days of the festival, but the participating wine bars are open all year round. Though you can find a full list of the wine bars running London’s Festival £6 wine trio special here.
These are our favorite places to drink wine in London during the festival or any time at all.
Where To Drink Wine In London
Wright Brothers South Kensington
This cozy bistro-style bar serves more than great wine. They also have oysters and run a daily promotion where you can snag £1 oysters from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This is the perfect spot for a glass of wine if you’re staying nearby at the Rockingham, which is only a few minutes’ walk away. Sleeping four, the Rockingham is one of our favorite hidden-away luxurious mews homes. Also, its lovely little balcony with table and chairs overlooking the cobbled street makes for a charming corner to enjoy a glass or two of wine.
Victoria’s Stoke House serves wines from bar-top casks, and they also dish out quality smoked meats. On Monday nights, they run their Meat & Malbec promotion where you can get a glass of Malbec for £1 when you order anything off the grill. And they also have a nightly happy hour from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with two-for-one vodka cocktails. The prestigious Belgravia rental with three bedrooms is just up the block from Stoke House, and it’s another great place to drink wine in London. Also, with a chic modern kitchen, this apartment is great for cooking. Check out more of our luxury kitchens here.
With over 250 wines on offer, Marylebone’s Blandford Comptoir is a chic wine bar with hosted wine tastings every Saturday. For easy access to Marylebone, try staying at the Danebury in Notting Hill, which is an easy walk away. This two-bedroom mews house also has some of the best private outdoor space in London.
Berry Bros. & Rudd
Located in the historic area of St. James, Berry Bros. & Rudd is the country’s oldest wine and spirit merchant. They’re also one of the sponsors for London Wine Week. The old-world, atmospheric shop is always hosting wine-themed events like dinners, courses and classes. This year, Berry Bros & Rudd will have a pop-up bar at the London Wine Week hub in Flat Iron Square, but a visit to the store’s well-stocked cellars is always a treat. In fact, it’s one of our favorite shops to buy British wine. Also, they have their own brand of wine, which makes for a delicious souvenir from your trip to London. (Here are a few more places to snag some edible mementos.)
Noble Rot Wine Bar And Restaurant
Holborn’s Noble Rot Wine Bar And Restaurant is a Parisian-style wine bar and cellar filled to the brim with rare wines served by the glass. There’s also a full à la carte offering that’s served at the bar and restaurant. In the 2019 World Restaurant Awards, Noble Rot Wine Bar And Restaurant took home the award for the best wine list.
Craving a nice glass of wine? London is a great destination for oenophiles and occasional wine drinkers with centrally located luxury apartments located near some of the city’s best wine spots, so you won’t have to worry about transportation. Get in touch with the team at London Perfect to find your home-away-from-home in London today.