Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The old one's are the best one's.....

There was once a guy called Angus Staffore Gordon and in 1890 he started Gordon's Wine Bar on Embankment, LDN and from that moment on he became a King amongst men. Gordon's wine bar is the oldest wine bar in London, located in a building that was once home to Samuel Pepys (the guy that wrote that diary) and also Rudyard Kipling (The Jungle Book) for a short time.

From the outside, the existence of Gordon's is so easy to miss, it has no airs or graces about it and it is in no way pretentious, which is pretty impressive for a London wine bar. As for the inside, imagine stepping out of your tardis and you've gone back to the 1800's and landed in a wine bar, but it's wierd because everyone's wearing modern day you need a drink, right? Right. They have wine, lots of wine, and port, lots of port and the prices aren't half bad. It gets proper busy in the eveneings so the best time is to go during the day and who doesn't love getting their drink on during the day? exactly. Sitting in the candlelit cellar, it's easy to forget there's a world outside, but when there's such an awesome world on the inside, who actually cares. Plus they do food. 

Drawing, Steve Robb 

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