The great thing about a wine tasting is how many different occasions is can be suited to, from alternative corporate away days to birthday celebrations and anything else in between. Regardless of the situation however, we think when it comes to wine tastings that the following top picks are the best of the best.
Being a period venue that perfectly encapsulates the grace of the Edwardian era, Royal Horticultural Halls is a suitably elegant backdrop for a sophisticated wine tasting. Vast in size, it is able to take as many as 700 guests at any one time without ever feeling cramped or losing its spacious, airy vibes – thanks, in large part, to the generous arched ceiling, which also adds extra character. Easy to reach from both inside London and further afield, Victoria train station is just ten minutes away.
The 70s revival feel at Coin Laundry grants it a relaxed and easy-going feel, perfect for relaxing and unwinding as you sample the delicious tipples on offer. There are two bars at your disposal, and these can be hired individually or combined if you want exclusive use of the entire 250 capacity venue. The friendly staff are happy to help with the planning and running of the event, whilst characterful touches such as the extensive exposed brickwork ensure there is plenty of atmosphere.
Painters’ Hall is another venue with several different spaces which you can utilise, being home to three diverse rooms that can accommodate as many as 250 guests in all. Exclusive hire is available as well, so you needn’t worry about dealing with any would-be gate crashers if you would rather have the place to yourselves. Well connected to the wider city, Mansion House, Cannon Street Station, Bank and Blackfriars are amongst the easiest to reach transport links.
Camino King’s Cross is a highly popular and entirely authentic feeling Spanish restaurant and bar. The Latino vibes are sure to get everyone in good spirits in time for the drinks to start flowing, whilst the modern décor with its clever use of wood and bold colours makes it very aesthetically pleasing. With delicious food also on offer, it would be easy to lay on catering to go perfectly alongside the wines. Found in the heart of the King’s Cross area, it sits within mere stumbling distance of the station that shares its name.
A rare and unique find, Little Tape is a members’ lounge styled like an old-school speakeasy and finished off in a distinctly British fashion, with carefully curated artwork and music themed memorabilia adorning the walls, sure to be a talking point. Great staff and an in-house production team will make sure that everything runs without a hitch. The nearest transport options include Bond Street, Oxford Circus and Green Park tube stations, all of which can be reached comfortably on foot.