Lovers of fine wine are sure to find everything that makes this delicious tipple such a delight to the senses when London Wine Week 2016 gets into full swing later this year.
A real treat for anyone with a passion for the best wines, this is one event that visitors to the English capital will not want to miss. Book a stay at a fabulous hotel near one of the many great Wine Week events, so sit back, relax and and crack open a wonderful vintage.
Where and when is London Wine Week 2016
London Wine Week 2016 will be taking place at venues across the English capital from May 23rd to 29th, with a host of fantastic events and attractions that will fulfil the needs of all wine lovers, no matter their palate and preference.
Reds, whites, rose and every imaginable style of wine will be available for guests to sample and enjoy during this year’s festivities, with a host of top venues taking part in the upcoming festivities this year.
Top events and venues of London Wine Week 2016
A wide selection of attractions make up the festivities each year, with everything from wine tasting masterclasses, through to sampling sessions of the latest and best vintages.
Some of the standout events that will take place as part of this year’s festivities will include:
Bring Your Own Banquet (Berry Bros & Rudd)
This is a BYO-style evening of merriment and mirth that asks visitors bring along their own nibbles and the wine will be brought to them.
With a focus on matching fabulous wines from the venue’s extensive cellar with the treats that guests bring themselves, this is a fun-packed evening that wine lovers will enjoy.
Location, date and time:
Sussex Cellar, Berry Bros & Rudd , 2 Pickering Place, London SW1A 1EA
May 23rd, 6pm to 8.30pm
LWW Hub in Devonshire Square
The central location for this year’s London Wine Week festivities, visitors can head to the LWW Hub to find out more about the massive number of events that will be taking place throughout the city.
Complete with picturesque lawns and terraces, the square will host an array of pop-up vendors throughout the week, all keen to showcase the best wines and accompaniments that festivalgoers will certainly not want to miss.
Location, date and time:
Devonshire Square, London EC2M
May 23rd to 29th (throughout London Wine Week 2016), each pop-up vendor will have their own individual opening times (details will be available online)
Moreover, visitors can enjoy a wealth of easy drinking at the many bars that are signed up to welcome festival revellers, with some of the standout venues including:
Address: Friary Court, Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AE
Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 10pm (closed at weekends)
Address: 1-3 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2PF
Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 11pm (closed on Sundays)
Address: 31-33 Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6HD
Open Monday to Wednesday from 8am to 11pm, Thursday and Friday from 8am to midnight (closed at weekends)
Address: 67 Brushfield Street, Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6AA
Open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 11pm, Sundays from 11am to 10pm
El Vino Blackfriars
Address: 30 New Bridge Street, EC4V 6BJ
Open Mondays from 8.30am to 9pm, Tuesday to Friday from 8.30am to 10pm (closed at weekends)
Plus many more sites that will be added to the London Wine Week roster as the event draws nearer.
Essential information for London Wine Week guests
To take part in London Wine Week 2016 there are a few simple things that visitors need to know.
For a start, anyone who wishes to get involved will need to purchase a wristband that will enable them to partake of the many samples and events that are on offer throughout the city during the week.
Visitors who purchase wristbands will then be able to receive discounts in many locations, while more than 100 bars and restaurants will be offering ‘wine flight’ packages, whereby guests can enjoy a sample of three delicious wines.
Overall, more than 125 venues will be taking in this year’s festivities, with full details of the extravaganza available at the official London Wine Week 2016 website.
Guests who are keen to check out the myriad activities that will be on offer during their time in London should therefore head along prior to their visit and find those events that best suit their taste.
Great sights to see beyond the festival
However, it’s not just the wonderful wine that is on offer for visitors to the city during London Wine Week 2016 that should be a major draw for guests, as there are many great non-alcohol-related attractions to be found in close proximity to many of the festival locations.
Some great sights to see and activities are available for visitors to enjoy across the city, with top choices including:
- London Eye (see the breathtaking sights of central London)
- Tower of London (this Medieval tower is home to the world-renowned British crown jewels)
- Madame Tussauds London (fun for all the family, with waxworks of many of the world’s most famous celebrities)
- Hampton Court Palace (the royal residence of Henry VIII)
- Churchill War Rooms (a museum dedicated to the life and importance of this impressive British leader)
- Kensington Gardens (one of the most beautiful outside spaces in the whole of London)
- Palace of Westminster (the home to British politics and democracy for more than 1,000 years)
- Royal Observatory Greenwich (the home to the official date line and the Prime Meridian)
- Trafalgar Square (a bustling location of must-see sights for any visit to London)
- Shakespeare’s Globe (the home of the famous Bard)
- Monument to the Great Fire of London (a monument to commemorate the great fire that decimated huge swathes of the English capital in 1666)
- Plus much, much more.
Travel options for London Wine Week 2016
Individuals keen to enjoy swift and easy travel to the masses of events that will be taking place as part of London Wine Week 2016 might like to consider the benefits of purchasing an Oyster Card and making use of the extensive London Underground and local bus networks.
One of the fastest ways to get between festival locations, public transport also allows for visitors to soak up more of the local atmosphere, while it can be cheaper and more interesting than jumping into a taxi or hiring a car and getting stuck in the classic London traffic jam.
Full details of all public transport options that are available for visitors to the English capital can be found by heading to the official website of Transport for London.
The site offers up-to-date information on everything from station opening times to the latest line closures and maintenance works that could impact travellers’ journeys. It is therefore a fantastic place to start when planning how to get around during a hectic time like London Wine Week 2016.