Wine bar London: it’s hip to be square. Wine used to be the provenance of the landed gentry, enjoying their continental tipple with caviar in palatial surrounds while the commoners quaffed flat warm beer in hovels smelling like pork pies. Those days are long gone, and young Londoners – not so wealthy, not necessarily aware of French terroir and tasting notes – are flocking to the many wine bars London has to offer to savour fine wine in unpretentious surrounds. There’s even an urban winery in London these days – look for London Cru on the wine list of your favourite London wine bar. All this said, the best wine bars in London still have a premium on prime wines in the classical, classy sense – so watch your wallet!