If you’ve got something to celebrate, there’s nothing better than a glass of champagne, and if you really want to push the boat out and celebrate in style, London has no shortage of specialist champagne bars with bottles for every occasion.
Need a break from shopping? This little champagne bar hidden away on the first floor of Harrods serves champagne by the glass and light dishes from a seasonal menu in a modern setting. Champagne is provided from a family supplier exclusive to Harrods and starts at £14 a glass.
87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL
Open 12 – 8pm Monday to Friday, 11.30am – 8pm Saturday, and 11.30am – 6pm Sunday
Europe’s longest champagne bar (98m) makes for an excellent pre-journey treat before hopping on the Eurostar with glasses of champagne starting at £9.50 and an impressive panoramic view of the terminal. The menu does not disappoint with a wide variety of options from light breakfasts to hearty mains and sharing platters. Tables have “press for champagne” buttons and there are heated leather seats, blankets, and fan heaters to ward off those train station chills.
Grand Terrace, Upper Concourse, St Pancras International Station, 62 Euston Rd, London N1C 4QP
Open 8am – 11pm Monday to Saturday, and 8am – 8pm Sunday
Grade-II listed Voltaire was a prison and a bank once upon a time, but now it’s a swanky champagne bar and cigar terrace. The original cells and vaults have been repurposed as private booths for couples and small groups and even have their own iPod docks so you can play music of your own selection. Champagne starts at £12.50 a glass and there’s a menu of gourmet burgers available if you’re feeling peckish.
19 New Bridge St, London EC4V 6DB
Open 2pm – 1am Monday to Saturday, and closed on Sunday
4. More Bar
More Bar and Brassiere located just down the road from London Bridge is the ideal spot to enjoy a glass of bubbles al fresco on a sunny day and is popular with local office workers. Champagne starts from £9 a glass and there’s a tempting food menu with a wide variety of options from sandwiches and salads to sharing plates.
5a More London Place, Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ
Open 10am – 11pm Monday to Friday, and closed on Saturday and Sunday
For the cheese fans, Champagne + Fromage offers a French menu with an extensive selection of soft and hard cheese and charcuterie boards, tartines, salads, and deserts. The champagne menu offers a selection of varying flavours and vintages from independent producers, starting at £54 a bottle.
22 Wellington St, London WC2E 7DD
Open 5 – 11pm Monday, 11am – 11pm Tuesday to Saturday, and 12 – 9pm Sunday
6. Searcys 1847
Searcys 1847 in the One New Change shopping complex offers Europe’s largest selection of champagnes paired with a tapas-style food menu. Champagne aficionados can join the champagne club for regular tastings, masterclasses, and an annual birthday present. Champagne starts at £9.95 a glass.
One New Change, 18 Cheapside, London EC4M 9AF
Open 11am – 11pm Monday to Friday, 11am – 10pm Saturday, and 12 – 6pm Sunday
Marylebone’s Icelandic restaurant, Texture, offers modern Scandinavian food with an accompanying champagne bar. The bar offers over 140 champagnes with prices starting at £14 per glass or £79 per bottle. There are several menus including a la carte, tasting, and vegetarian, and a private dining option.
34 Portman St, Marylebone, London W1H 7BY
Open 6 – 10.30pm Tuesday, 12 – 2.30pm and 6 – 10.30pm Wednesday to Saturday, closed on Sunday and Monday
If your idea of an ideal food pairing is more fast food than fancy hors d’ouevres, you’ll love Bubbledogs. Bubbledogs not only offers an extensive champagne menu sorted by flavours including “flowers and fields”, “ripe fruit bowl”, and “touch of spice”, but also a food menu of gourmet hotdogs, sweet potato fries and loaded potato skins. Prices are very affordable with hotdogs priced between £7 and £8 and champagne starting at £6 a glass and bottles from £35.
70 Charlotte St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 4QG
Open 12 – 4pm and 5.30 – 11pm Monday to Thursday, 11.30am – 11pm Friday and Saturday, and closed on Sunday
9. Vertigo 42
At the top of Tower 42, one of London’s tallest buildings, you’ll find Vertigo 42 champagne bar offering panoramic views of the city and an extensive menu of champagnes. Champagne starts at £14 a glass or £45 a bottle and several champagne cocktails are also available, all priced at £14. The food menu is tapas style with various dishes that can be ordered individually and a selection of sharing platters.
25 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1HQ
Open 12-4.30pm and 5 – 11pm Monday to Friday, 5 – 11pm Saturday, and closed on Sunday
If you’re a fan of seafood and champagne, this bar by Caviar House & Prunier certainly hits the spot and the food hall location and intimate bar seating makes it an ideal spot for single diners to indulge in a little shopping refreshment. The menu includes a varied selection of oysters, caviar, smoked salmon, and seafood, with champagnes starting at £12 a glass.
Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
Open 11.30am – 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 11.30am – 6pm Sunday