London is filled with more traditional pubs, ambient cocktail bars, and more sophisticated wine bars than you can shake a glass at. But, when you’re in the mood for something sparkling, it can be hard knowing where to turn. The trick to finding the best Champagne bars in London is simple – don’t look for them. While sometimes great, often the places that call themselves Champagne bars can leave you with a sour taste. Here are a few of our favourite exquisite Champagne bars in London.
1. Kettner’s Townhouse Champagne Bar, Soho
This Soho spot is pretty as a picture, perfect for an intimate flute, coupe, or bottle of beautiful Champagne. Kettner’s Townhouse boasts an ‘All Day Champagne’ menu, which offers an eclectic mix of carefully curated Champagnes by the bottle or glass, as well as a selection of expertly mixed Champagne cocktails.
2. IRIS Bar by Searcy’s at The Gherkin
With breathtaking views over London, IRIS, by Searcy’s, is not only a stunning setting, but one of the best places to enjoy a glass of Champagne in the city.
Situated on the 40th floor of London’s iconic Gherkin, IRIS serves light bites and beautiful larger dishes, as well as a carefully planned tasting menu that’s guaranteed to delight. The bar menu boasts seasonal and signature cocktails, though the extensive wine list is the star of the show. Choose a bottle of specially selected Champagne starting from as little as £50 and settle in for a couple of hours in this intimate spot.
3. 1901 Wine Lounge
1901 Wine Lounge is revered for its stylish setting, as well as its wine list that’s suited to both connoisseurs and casual drinkers.
Situated next door to Liverpool Street Station, 1901 is easy to access no matter where you’re staying, and with several seating areas to choose from, you’ll have no trouble settling in here whether you’re on a date, catching up with friends, or enjoying a glass or two to yourself.
The menu at 1901 tips more towards wine than Champagne, though there is a handful to choose from, the setting and passion of the team make up for it. Whether you venture away from fizz or not, your time here is a guaranteed treat.
4. Champagne + Fromage
Relaxed and rustic, Champagne + Fromage occupy spaces in Covent Garden, Brixton Village, and Greenwich, so you can enjoy your Champagne fix no matter which area you’ve chosen to stay in.
As well as their usual drinks menu, which includes several beautiful classic Champagnes, pink Champagnes, and speciality bottles, Champagne + Fromage offer a Champagne afternoon tea for two, which includes Champagne, cheeses, and sweet delights.
If you’re looking for a fuss-free Champagne bar for an afternoon treat, Champagne + Fromage is just the place.
5. American Bar at The Savoy
The Savoy is a London nothing short of iconic, and their American Bar is similarly impressive. The oldest surviving cocktail bar in Britain, American Bar first opened its doors to guests in 1893.
The circular table arrangement surrounds a grand piano, where resident pianists delight guests with songs from the menu, The Savoy Songbook. Cocktails are special here, with 20 from the list being inspired by the best in music and songwriting. There are classics available, too, and an impressive selection of Champagnes by the glass and bottle.
Vintage, modern, or magnum – enjoy your Champagne here while you mull over the many impressive figures who’ve whiled away the hours in the bar before you.
There are plenty of fantastic Champagne bars in London for those who know where to find them. Whether you’re looking for a lowkey flute of the finest French export or a more sophisticated coupe in a favourite vintage spot, there are few better ways to spend an afternoon in the city.
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