If you’re looking for a perfect evening of wine, candlelight, and romance, head to London’s original wine bar, Gordon’s Wine Bar. One of the city’s most unique date night spots, Gordon’s distinguishes itself from other wine bars through its sheer history: it’s been dispensing wine and atmosphere to loving couples in the same spot since 1890. Lead your date by the hand down the dim staircase, making sure to watch your head on the low ceilings. News clippings, portraits of historical figures, and souvenirs line the walls, reflecting the flickering flames of candles spread throughout the bar’s nooks and crannies. Ordering is as easy as checking out the names on the wooden casks behind the bar. Perhaps you’d like a crack at the cask of Amontillado while your partner peruses the selection of whites. If you’ve planned ahead, take your date once more down the staircase into the cellar. In the original storeroom for the shop, low, dark ceilings once more reflect a robust candlelight onto the ruby red liquid falling into glasses, poured by couples sharing their own special evening. After a few rounds of taste testing, it’s time to head back upstairs for a little food-finding mission. Just make sure to watch your head on the way out.

Gordon's Wine Bar

47 Villiers St WC2N 6NJ

44 20 7930 1408

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