That being said, an experimental global collection makes intriguing visits to Hungary, Slovenia, Peru, and even features a hyper-local bottle of rosé from Renegade winery in Bethnal Green. The personal touch of its convivial nature is echoed in a wine list that champions artisan growers, in turn showcasing the entire portfolio of a chosen small producer. Probably wouldn't be my first choice in that area as there are better places, but nice enough. As there are too many fabulous watering holes to mention them all, here’s a selection to savour – enough to make any sommelier salivate: Sager + Wilde, in Hackney Road, Hackney is a stylish, but very welcoming wine bar, run by Michael and Charlotte, a husband and wife team. Humble Grape is also so keen to stay in-the-know with its sources, the bar even gets producers in to train the staff. It's a wine bar and does what it is supposed to. These bars are fun places to relax after a day’s sightseeing, share a drink, socialise with friends, or grab lunch or dinner. It's so relaxed that they don't even have a wine list, technically – the daily changing selection is delivered verbally. They serve up some unusual offerings, perfect for anyone wanting to explore and, happily, the small plates of food they serve aren’t very small at all. The food is not to be forgotten in the fracas: Stephen Harris of the Sportsman in Kent has a consulting role, making it easy to fill up both glasses and plates. 107 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0NP, pfranco.co.uk. Evenings start at a hum and end on with a roar as reams of Londoners bravely battle their way through glorious bottle after glorious bottle. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Wines by the glass at this restaurant start at a startling £4 something, and don’t climb too much. The cheaper “Discovery” wines will serve your evening well, and the pricing structure will make the bill infinitely easier to add up after a bottle or three. In the eighteenth-century, the production of unlicensed gin in London was legal. Wine is categorised by region and includes lesser-spotted wines from the likes of Greece, Slovenia and Georgia. Hackney Cocktail Bar , Speakeasy Tell me more . This unassuming Clapton wine bar was set up in 2014 in a former Chinese takeaway by Liam Kelleher and James Noble, of the Noble Fine Liquor shops. Andrew Edmunds is small in size, but big in character, history and wine list. 46 Lexington Street, W1F 0LP, andrewedmunds.com. They’re also big on natural wine: if you’re unsure about organic and biodynamic wine, try it here. Docklands in a glass – where to find the top wine bars in London by Daniel, Flickr Top 10 Wine Bars in London. You can currently find the bars in Battersea, Fleet Street, Islington and Liverpool Street, with one more opening in Canary Wharf this summer. More than 60 per cent of its 700-bottle strong list is red, and wine leapfrogs food to the top of the agenda. The service was the friendliest and most attentive I experienced in the last month I've spent traveling in the UK. Prices are as you'd expect at the Excel. St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Rd, NW1 2AR. Own or manage this property? So let’s raise a toast to London, “Cheers!”, Planning your trip to London? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. 21-22 Weighhouse Street, W1K 5LY, blandford-comptoir.co.uk. A gloriously wide-ranging repertoire will take you up to the heady heights of a £475 1996 Abreu, but it’s possible to stay mercifully down to earth with enough bottles for less than £30.