Relax and unwind from the bustling city with a glass of wine at one of our top 5 wine bars.

Le Beaujolais

At the very top of our list is an established wine bar and restaurant, famous for its selection of French wines and cheeses. The exclusively French wine list is broken down by region. As many as nineteen are available by the glass with a further seven available by the half-bottle.

We found it tantalisingly difficult to choose from the 20 and 30 varieties of French cheeses on offer, which are bought in direct from France each week.

Le BeaujolaisLocation: 25 Litchfield St, London WC2H 9NJ

The Boot & Flogger

One of the original London wine bars with an elegant wood-panelled interior. The seasonal menu focuses on classic British dishes, with best quality meats hand-carved off the bone. The wine list focuses on classics from the old world, available by the glass or bottle.

Boot and FloggerLocations: 10-20 Redcross Way, London SE1 1TA

Vagabond Wines

An award-winning, independent wine shop. With 100 wines on tap, which offers a self-serve wine experience to encourage you to discover great wines. Artisanal platters, small plates and lunch specials served daily.

Vagabond WinesLocation: 5 Locations around London:  Fulham, Charlotte Street, Spitalfields, Northcote Road, Victoria

Bedales of Spitalfields

With over 400 wines available, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice at this small but arty wine shop, deli and cafe. Food choices include artisan ham and cheese platters making it a perfect setting for coffee, lunch, after work drinks or hosting your next private party.

BedalesLocation: Old Spitalfields Market,  12 Market St, London E1 6DT

Gordon's Wine Bar

A 19th-century wine bar in candlelit, vaulted cellars with original Dickensian-style decor. Having been established in 1890, this is possibly London’s oldest wine bar. With a varied wine list and delicious buffet-style food and tapas in the evening, this is truly a quintessential London experience.

Gordons BarLocation: 47 Villiers St, London WC2N 6NE