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Where to Drink Wine This Summer

10 glorious places to quaff delicious wines in the sunshine

Vinoteca Kings Cross

The biggest of the Vinoteca venues – their Kings Cross location is a winner. There’s a terrace out the front, perfect for overlooking the hustle and bustle of the nearby stations, or if there’s a nip in the air sit inside and bask in the beautiful light coming in from the enormous floor to ceiling windows that make up the vast majority of the building.

German Gymnasium

Also in Kings Cross and a stone's throw away from Vinoteca you'll find the majestic building that is German Gymnasium. Whilst it's a joy to sit inside - the architecture, original features and play of light are a dream - they also have a covered terrace complete with Frosé machine from German wine aperitif Belsazar, serving a tasty light and fruity frozen cocktail featuring Belsazar Rosé mixed with rosé wine, strawberry puree and agave syrup.

German wine aperitif, Belsazar

Barrafina Drury Lane

Head to Barrafina at Drury Lane and take up a coveted pew on the terrace – order a Hart Brother’s Special Selection sherry, a Manzanilla Pasada en Rama handpicked by the brothers from the finest barrels of aged manzanilla at the Hildago bodegas, and order as much as you can possibly manage from their utterly delicious menu.

The 10 Cases

A truly charming wine bar in the heart of Covent Garden with a smattering of tables on the street – perfect for people watching with a glass of something tasty in hand.

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Compagnie des vins Surnaturels

The wine bar from global bar gurus Experimental Group. The bar itself is a triumph, the wine list extensive, and the location in Neal’s Yard with outdoor terrace seating makes it the perfect spot for summer sipping.

Clarette

This newly opened wine bar housed in a three-story town house in the heart of Marylebone serves up delicate and thoughtful plates alongside their predominantly French (and fantastic) wine list. With a corner plot in one of the chicest areas of town, it's an ideal spot to spend a summer evening.

Bedales of Borough

The original Bedales in the heart of London's favourite food market. Whether you go for their regular (and exceptional value) tasting events or their weekend brunch of small plates, Prosecco bellinis and coffee, there is nothing here not to love.

Sager & Wilde Paradise Row

With its large front terrace and a £10 offer for a bowl of pasta and a glass of wine every evening of the week - the Bethnal Green outpost of Sager & Wilde firmly remains at the top of the list for best al-fresco wine haunts to spend a summer evening.

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In The Park

Buy from your local merchant, pack a picnic and enjoy the park while you can… London’s independent merchants are a wealth of knowledge and packed to the rafters of spectacular wines – pack up your picnic basket and head to one of our many glorious parks via a pit stop at the nearest indie.

An English Vineyard

As English sparkling wine continues to shine take the opportunity to go and taste what all the fuss is about. The English countryside is undoubtedly at its most breath taking in the summer months and many of our vineyards run weekend open days.

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