Gordon’s Wine Bar is the oldest wine bar in London, established in 1890. It is a quirky little venue perfect for a special glass of wine and catch up with a few friends.
The interior is unlike any other with wooden walls and faded newspaper cuttings and memorabilia, creating a lovely atmosphere. Down the rickety stairs you go and it is sure to be a bit of a squeeze because its always full. The wine cellar is so authentic that you do feel a bit like you are going back in time, and the close proximity makes everyone much more friendly and considerate.
It is a family business and this is shown through the character of the bar. They only sell wine and traditional, delicious (and well-priced) food to munch on with your drink. I usually go for a selection of cheeses, thoroughly yummy and perfect with wine. There are cosy tables inside but I usually prefer to sit in the outside seating area, where a long row of tables create a real buzz.
Gordon’s Wine Bar is located at 47 Villiers Street, just up from Embankment tube station. It was introduced to me by a good friend, and ever since we have continued to go together. Close to the city and the river, it is conveniently located.
If like me, you like places with masses of character, I’m sure you will warm to Gordon’s.