specialist wine merchants listed & mapped! (March 2019)


Gordons Wine Bar, London

Close to the Embankment and Charing Cross Station you will find a traditional London Wine Bar – Gordons with atmospheric basement cellars.

Gordons wine bar is thought to be the oldest wine bar in London (which probably makes it one of the oldest in the world!) and has been established in its present form since 1890. The bar is loved by old and young alike due to the totally unique atmosphere in which time seems to have stood still. As you enter the bar you find yourself in a room with old wooden walls covered in historical newspaper cuttings and memorabilia faded with age. Make your way to the cellar and you need to stoop to get to your rickety candlelit table – anonymity is guaranteed! If the sun is out you can also sit outside in Watergate walk and enjoy watching the world go by.

The bar is very much a family affair, owned by Wendy Gordon who is the wife of the late much loved Luis Gordon, and now looked after by Luis’ eldest son Simon.

With an extensive list of wines available by the glass and bottle from both Old and New World, the range also includes sherries, ports and Madeira. Some wines are available  for home purchase (including online at www.gordonswinebar.com)…. traditional and well priced grub…..Food comes in proper portions ranging from home made pies to wonderfully mature cheeses. Once nominated as the top London venue for ‘illicit liaisons’!


Gordons Wine Bar, 47 Villiers Street , London WC2N 6NE   t:020 7930 1408

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