Victoria is an area of central London, north of the Thames, located in the borough of Westminster. It gets its name from Victoria Station, one of London’s biggest and busiest rail and underground stations, which was named after Queen Victoria. Not surprisingly, this central location is home to many attractions. Theatre lovers can check out a play at the Victoria Palace Theatre or the Apollo Victoria. If you like to shop, you can head to the department store, House of Fraser; it sits in a building that’s been around since 1872. You can also stay in Airbnb vacation rentals for your accommodation needs. And of course, Victoria is home to some of London’s most famous attractions, including Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park. After all that sightseeing, you might want to unwind with a drink and chat with your friends. We’ve compiled a list of the best wine bars in and near Victoria, London. So keep on reading and check out the options!
1. All Bar One Victoria
We’ll start our list off with All Bar One Victoria. The All Bar One chain has around 50 bars across the UK, and the Victoria location is situated near St. James’s Park. The bar opens early so you can enjoy your morning coffee, but they really come alive in the evening when people come to unwind with a drink. From Sunday to Thursday, they offer a happy hour from 5pm until late, and you can grab one of their cocktails for just 7 USD. And if it’s wine specifically that you’re after, they’ve got an extensive wine menu, so you won’t be disappointed. They do serve food, from tapas to full meals, and they even have a vegan menu.
All Bar One Victoria
Address: Retail Unit 1, 58 Victoria St, London SW1E 6AJ
Website: All Bar One Victoria
Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 9am - 11pm; Thu - Sat: 9am - 11:30pm; Sun: 9am - 10:30pm
Vagabond got its start in 2010 with a small shop in Fulham, and today has a number of locations across London. Their aim is to serve delicious wine, at affordable prices. You can sample more than 100 wines—a great way to discover what you like without having to buy a full glass. With knowledgeable staff on hand, even if you’re not a seasoned wine drinker you can get help with any questions. Their Victoria location has a modern, rustic vibe to it. With repurposed wood furniture and beautiful lighting, you’re sure to enjoy the ambiance as well as the wine.
Address: Unit 17, 77 Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London SW1W 0AJ
Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun: 11am - 10pm; Mon - Tue: 11am - 11pm
3. Gordon's Wine Bar
How does enjoying a glass of wine in London’s oldest wine bar sound? Gordon’s Wine Bar has been around since 1890, and it remains with the Gordon family to this day. They’ve kept the bar as true to its original feel as possible, retaining the original decor and still serving only wine, along with some nibbles. They have a wide range of wines to choose from, including vegan and organic varieties. In terms of food, you can enjoy meat and cheese boards and tapas in the evening. And it’s got a great vibe. The tables are located downstairs in the cellar, and they’re only lit by candlelight. This makes it feel private and intimate, even on a busy night. On warm days, there is also an outdoor seating area.
Gordon's Wine Bar
Address: 47 Villiers St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6NE
Website: Gordon's Wine Bar
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 9:30pm
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4. Reunion Bar
Located inside the Grosvenor Hotel and overlooking Victoria Station, sits Reunion Bar. This bar has a chic feel, with black and white tiled floors, champagne glasses hanging from the bar ceiling, and beautiful oversized furniture to unwind in. Their main focus is on champagne cocktails, but they do have a decent wine selection to choose from, as well. They also have a selection of small plates and sharing plates, so you can nibble on some goodies while enjoying your glass of wine. This glamorous bar is not just known for its pretty looks, the staff is known for being very knowledgeable and accommodating.
Address: 101 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London SW1W 0SJ
Website: Reunion Bar
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 4pm - 12am; (closed on Sun)
5. The Warwick
Just five minutes from Victoria Station sits The Warwick. This gastro pub offers classics like steak and burgers, plenty of beers and cocktails, and even a pub quiz on Sunday evenings. But you’re here for the wine, right? Never fear, this pub has an extensive wine menu with options that can be ordered by the glass or by the half bottle. And if you want to eat a meal with your drink but want a quieter spot, their first floor is a quiet dining area away from the hustle and bustle of the bar downstairs.
Address: 25 Warwick Way, Lillington and Longmoore Gardens, London SW1V 1QT
Website: The Warwick
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 11pm; Thu - Sat: 11am - 12am
6. Grosvenor Gardens
Up next we have 23 Grosvenor Gardens, a wine bar that’s housed in a former bank. They have restored some parts of the bank to their former glory, providing a unique experience. In the basement, the former vaults have been turned into private dining areas—how many people can say they’ve dined in a bank vault? There’s also a lovely garden area, which we recommend checking out, if the weather is nice. They’ve got a large wine menu to peruse, as well as a few beers and cocktails. They also have a great selection of mocktails, if anyone in your party prefers not to drink. If you’re looking to enjoy a glass of wine in a beautiful, unique spot, then this is certainly a place to check out.
23 Grosvenor Gardens
Address: 23 Grosvenor Gardens, Westminster, London SW1W 0BP
Website: 23 Grosvenor Gardens
Opening hours: 10am - 2am (daily)
7. The Wine Bar at Fortnum & Mason
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Did you know London’s famous tea and biscuit shop also have a wine bar? Well, their famous flagship store in Victoria does! The wine bar is nestled next to their wine department, and you can try just about any wine in the shop. Wine can be ordered by the glass, bottle, or even in the form of a flight of three wines. And if you’re hungry, you can order tapas to nibble on.
The Wine Bar at Fortnum & Mason
Address: Fortnum & Mason, Lower Ground Floor, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER
Website: The Wine Bar at Fortnum & Mason
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm
8. Batonnage Wine Bar
With a cosy, welcoming atmosphere, Batonnage Wine Bar is a neighbourhood wine bar loved by many. They have more than 300 wines on offer, but the selection does change daily depending on the whims of the staff. And you can rest assured knowing that the staff is both knowledgeable and very passionate about wines. While you sip your vino, you can enjoy a charcuterie or cheese board, or even a pizza. They also do event nights such as red wine tasting, so do keep an eye on their website to see what’s coming up.
Batonnage Wine Bar
Address: 23 Eccleston Pl, Belgravia, London SW1W 9NF
Website: Batonnage Wine Bar
Opening hours: Mon: 5pm - 10:30pm; Tue - Fri: 12pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sat & Sun)
9. Davy's at St James'
Davy’s at St James’ has an intimate vibe. This wine bar is situated in a former champagne cellar, and with oversized leather chairs, richly-coloured walls, and dark wood furniture, you can really feel cosy. There’s plenty of wine to choose from, and they are definitely wine people: the current owners are fifth-generation wine sellers, with the family having sold wine since 1870. They also serve up classic British food, made with seasonal, local ingredients. Great wine and a great meal? Sign me up!
Davy's at St James'
Address: Crown Passage, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 6QY
Website: Davy's at St James'
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 9:30pm; Fri: 10am - 11pm (closed on Sat & Sun)
We’ll finish off our list with Aster. Aster is technically a European restaurant, serving dishes like chicken schnitzel and grilled salmon. But they’ve got an extensive wine list, so wine lovers will certainly be satisfied. It’s got a hip, modern vibe with sleek furniture, cool lighting, and beautiful wood floors. So you can enjoy a meal and a nice glass of wine in a great atmosphere.
Address: 150 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5LB
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7:45am - 10:45pm; Sat: 11am - 10:45pm; Sun: 12pm - 4pm
So many glasses to have in Victoria
Victoria, London, is chock full of excellent wine bars. Whether you want a neighbourhood wine bar, London’s oldest wine bar, or a hip restaurant, there’s something for you. So make a reservation at your favourite spot and start planning what wines you’ll try!
Be sure to have a look at some cocktail bars in the area as well.
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