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Address: No.1 Bank End, London SE1 9BU, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7940 8300
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Fri 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Wine tasting
Description: Welcome to Vinopolis, a wine tasting experience tucked away within...
Welcome to Vinopolis, a 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.
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Great for drinks, not food

This place is excellent for a catch up drinks with friends on a summer evening. Unfortunately, my friends and I made a big mistake by ordering food there. We ordered steaks that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The venue is nicely calved into an old railway bridge. Firstly you're given a wine glass and a 20min talk about how to taste wine properly and the basic differences in wine. Quite interesting really. You get a credit card sized key-tab, loaded with credit which allows you to "buy and try" the wines you like. You are shown through... More 

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England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Booked a wine tasting here for this afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it! Amusing start with an introduction, the presenter Vincent was knowledgable and amusing talked us through wine tasting and how to get the best out of the wine tasting. We were then let loose with our tokens which we could use to taste the wines of our choice. We... More 

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Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

funny introduction to wine tasting - and lets be clear this is an experience, not a wine tasting school. But it's fun and interesting all the same. We have a lovely afternoon and finished it off with a meal in the restaurant - food was ok, but lacking inspiration. I know some reviews pain a bad picture, but I enjoyed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is excellent for a catch up drinks with friends on a summer evening. Unfortunately, my friends and I made a big mistake by ordering food there. We ordered steaks that are relatively expensive and asked for them to be medium rare. However they turned up well done. It was highly disappointing but we didn't send them back as... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Good fun, entertaining and informative evening. Good value for money and seems a shame that it is closing!!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

For the price you pay this is incredibly poor and I think is a disgrace that they can call themselves wine experts. A less than 5 minute chat in an auditorium where the host knows nothing about the wine (couldn't even tell me the grape) and explain nothing about tasting it. I have been to several wine tasting classes and... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My son gave me wine tasting experience for my birthday. The setting is superb but I learnt nothing about wine tasting. The talk in the theatre was entertaining and we tried a New Zealand sauvignon blanc that wasn't to my taste (my fault not theirs) It would have been also helpful to have been talked through tasting a red. The... More 

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Chatteris, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Got this as a Mothers day present so had the Champagne package. arrived to be handed a credit card loaded with taster points and a glass of wine straightaway was tempted to drink it but held back until we had seen a 3 minute presentation on winemaking then our lessons began this part is all kept short and sweet and... More 

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VinopolisLondon, Marketing Assistant at Vinopolis, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the ‘how to taste wine’ tutorial along with our self-guided Wine Experience. If you fancy returning to us for some more wine tasting, we’ll be featuring some special pop ups from leading wine producers on 18th, 25th July and 1st, 8th August in the Wine Experience. They’ll certainly offer... More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Love wine, great experience and opens your eyes to differences in wines. I am now an expert....... Ha loved it all and staff were really friendly and helpful.

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VinopolisLondon, Marketing Assistant at Vinopolis, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting a response, we’re delighted to hear you’ve developed your wine tasting palate for the better – that’s the whole aim of our self-guided Wine Experience! We have over 100 wines, champagnes and spirits available to taste, so it’s easy to discover the styles of wine that work for you. If you feel like you’d benefit from... More 

sandy_v5
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I have been to Vinopolis many years ago and came back with my boyfriend for date night and was disappointed at how things had changed. There is a briefing at the start of your journey and then you are free to walk yourself around sections of the Vinopolis space that is sectioned off into reds, whites, champaign etc. There are... More 

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VinopolisLondon, Marketing Assistant at Vinopolis, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by our interactive Wine Experience. All our sessions begin with a 15 minute introduction on ‘How to Taste Wine’ with one of our knowledgeable hosts. After this, visitors are then lead to our eight Tasting zones, where all our wines, Champagnes and spirits are distinguished by... More 

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Address: No.1 Bank End, London SE1 9BU, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7940 8300
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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