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Vinopolis

No.1 Bank End, London SE1 9BU, England (London Bridge)
+44 20 7940 8300
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Ranked #356 of 635 Activities in London
Type: Classes/Workshops
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Wine tasting
Owner description: Welcome to Vinopolis, an inimitable wine tasting experience tucked away within beautiful Victorian railway arches, a stone's throw from Borough... more » Owner description: Welcome to Vinopolis, an inimitable wine tasting experience tucked away within beautiful Victorian railway arches, a stone's throw from Borough Market... With eight tasting and education zones and more than 100 wines, spirits and Champagne to taste, you are sure to find something you love at Vinopolis. Do you like crisp and dry wines or prefer more powerful and robust flavours? Chat to our experts and find out more about your own individual taste profile on our interactive machines, sampling at your leisure! Before or after the wine experience, feel free to stop by one of our five onsite bars and restaurants for a bite to eat, or visit Laithwaite's wine shop and the Whisky Exchange to pick up a bottle of your favourite find. Did you know? Vinopolis also has eight fantastic event spaces that can be hired for corporate or private use. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Attended in August. Good introduction to wine tasting. Being mainly red wine drinkers we would have liked a red wine for the introduction but this was not available. Could do with more red wines for the tasting. No New Zealand reds available. Visited the Tapas bar and this was great - lovely platter and bread.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Visited Vinopolis a few years ago. Left having learnt a lot about different types of wines, great interaction with staff and slightly drunk. Thought it be a good gift for a friends birthday so visited again this weekend. Most the staff have been replaced with wine vending machines. Lost all its personal touch and learnt nothing. I think we would... More

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VinopolisLondon, Marketing Assistant at Vinopolis, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your last visit to Vinopolis for your friend’s birthday. The Enomatic machines are used to provide all of our wines, spirits and champagne at the perfect temperature for tasting in order to offer a better service to our visitors so we are sorry to hear you felt... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I went to Vinopolis a few year ago when the tasting was a lot more of an event. The 'how to taste' lesson is now just one woman giving a passionless performance with bad jokes. The actual event of walking around tasting the wine is also now passionless. Insert your card and it issues you with your 'sample'. No one... More

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VinopolisLondon, Marketing Assistant at Vinopolis, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the new format of the experience on your recent visit to us. Whilst our wine is dispensed from Enomatic machines this is to ensure each wine is served at the optimum temperature it should be tasted and our wine hosts around the tour are there to answer any questions or provide you... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The overall experience was highly enjoyable; we had a short speech at the start where we were educated about how to taste different wines and other alcoholic drinks. Then we used our card we were given, to try different spirits, wines, and champagnes. A member of staff called Mark from Canada was particularly helpful and friendly, not to mention extremely... More

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VinopolisLondon, Marketing Assistant at Vinopolis, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback, we appreciate your comments. We’re glad to hear you had a lovely time with your sister and happy to know that Mark, one of our hosts helped you and your sister enjoy some new wines based on what you already like! Did you know we have got some special events running over... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I've visited Vinopolis more than a dozen times. What the heck has happened? It used to be GREAT. Then it shrunk and it was still good(ish). I went today. Rubbish. Waste of time, waste of money. Close it. It's an embarrassment to London and an embarrassment to the world of wine.

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VinopolisLondon, Marketing Assistant at Vinopolis, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit to Vinopolis. The wine tasting experience has changed to allow visitors to explore each zone at their leisure and sample a choice of wines. The Enomatic machines were introduced to store the wine at the optimum temperature it should be tasted and also allow our wine hosts to... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I’m not a huge wine drinker so I was a bit sceptical as to whether or not I’d enjoy this but I ended up having such a great time! They’ve got some special offers on at the moment so I chose the Date Night offer and found it to be great value for money - £55 for two people which... More

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VinopolisLondon, Marketing Assistant at Vinopolis, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. We’re glad to know you enjoyed the experience and had a nice Date Night! We have some other special offers running this August that you can’t miss, as our Wine Tasting plus Live Music Vault. Maybe it could be a good option for your friend’s birthday. We are... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Having planned on going to Vinopolis I checked out reviews and was worried about value for money so sought out a voucher (2-4-1 with train tickets) and went along with my friend. We had a lovely couple of hours the venue is lovely, clean and tidy. luckily there weren't many people there so we could relax and take our time.... More

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VinopolisLondon, Marketing Assistant at Vinopolis, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback, we appreciate your comments and take them into account. We’re glad to hear you had a lovely time with your friend and you found the venue clean and tidy. Did you know we have got some special events running over the next few months including some Live Music complementing the Wine Tasting... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

After a brief introduction to wine tasting we were shown around the wine tasting area by a very pleasant lady. We were then left to out own devices- the whole place is very sterile, like a provincial museum. We picked up a bottle of red, included in our package, and headed to the tapas bar. Our tapas sharing platter consisted... More

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VinopolisLondon, Marketing Assistant at Vinopolis, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We have taken into consideration your comments and include a larger tapas sharing platter in our date night package. We hope that you may consider visiting us again in the near future. More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went yesterday with my daughter and I have to say it was great fun. We both learnt a bit about wine and had some great Tapas at the same time. Worth a visit and the location is tremendous.

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VinopolisLondon, Marketing Assistant at Vinopolis, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We’re glad to know you and your daughter learnt some tips about wine (that’s one of the main purposes of our wine experience!) and that you enjoyed some of our delicious tapas too. We hope to see you again soon! More

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I think this is really nice thing to do in London! Me and my friend had a lovely few hours! Lovely wine and some good laughs!! It's right by borough market so you can grab some great market food!

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VinopolisLondon, Marketing Assistant at Vinopolis, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you and your friend had a lovely time here at Vinopolis. We have got some fun events upcoming this summer that you and your friend might like to attend, check out our website! More

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