Established in 1890, London’s oldest wine bar started life as a warehouse on the banks of the Thames. Today, Gordon’s is a quick walk from the Embankment tube stop and an enchanting spot for a relaxing drink.
A narrow, winding staircase leads you down to the wine bar as historic mementos plastered on the fading walls transport you through time. At the base of the stairs, an arched cellar is dimly visible through faint candlelight. A handful of wooden tables are up for grabs; act quick to secure one in the coveted vault off the main room.
The wine list is extensive and offers both glasses and bottles. Food is rather limited, but those visiting in the winter months can enjoy a special menu in the outside terrace.
Gordon’s fills up quickly, so get there early to ensure a seat. After you warm up on good drinks, consider visiting the Christmas Market across the Thames.