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Top 10 Best Champagne Bars in London

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There are times when only champagne will do. And the rest of the time, well, any excuse will do. Such is the warm, fuzzy stranglehold that champagne has on the hearts and minds of this nation (and in France too, I’m told). It’s just a matter of choosing a suitable location in London, preferably imbued with all the glamour and glitz of a good Moët, perhaps. It just so happens that London has more than its fair share of first-rate venues dedicated to the beauty of bubbly; we’ve narrowed them down to a titillating Top 10 champagne bars in London. So put on your top and tails, and celebrate your birthday/anniversary/day ending with a “y” with a glass or two at these fine establishments.

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Image of St Pancras Grand Champagne Bar, a Bar in Kings Cross, London

St Pancras Grand Champagne Bar
Kings Cross / Bar / Cuisine: British

Putting some glamour back into railway travel, the 96m champagne bar at St Pancras station is touted as the longest champagne bar in Europe but in winter months it could also be known as the coldest champagne bar, thanks to its large open entrances. But a glass of bubbly is a much better send off than a Big Mac and Coke. And the design of the bar, heated banquette seating and superb view of St Pancras's vaunted ceiling and passers-by make it a keeper on Fluid's list even in the cold months. Contact St Pancras Grand Champagne Bar directly

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Kettner's
Soho / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: French

Champagne has a wonderful home. Located in Soho, Kettner's Champagne bar is stylish, vintage and has one of the most extensive champagne lists in London. Its distinctly 1920s feel is one of its best features, alongside the champagne. Over one hundred varieties of family grown champagne can be tried in this, one of London's most extraordinary bars. Historical clientele include Oscar Wilde. You could drink martini cocktails, or you could have their superb champagnes as you sit in splendour. Make sure to sample the champagnes of the month or the wonderful house bottle. Contact Kettner's directly

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Champagne + Fromage
West End / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: French

France has some of the best exports that we can't live without: good smelly cheese, creamy and delightful; and champagne, crisp, bubbly and perfect for the fanciest occasion. Champagne + Fromage have married these two delights and created a shop and bistro that's entirely cheese and wine. Their focal point is their champagne which has won over 25 awards. Clueless bubbly lovers are given a chance to learn their way around the treasured grape with a monthly champagne tasting session. Enjoy their sixteen different champagnes and take part in the champagne afternoon tea which adds fizz to little finger sandwiches. Contact Champagne + Fromage directly

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Searcys Champagne Bar
Shepherds Bush / Bar / Cuisine: European

Adding a touch of glamour to the luxury Westfield London Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush, Searcys Champagne Bar is the social heart of The Village. Surrounded by the likes of Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Prada, it's somewhere to watch the world go by. Combining stylish, oyster-colored leather with polished nickel, punctuated by an ornate chandelier, the opulent décor marks the venue as one of the top bars in London for atmosphere alone. It's the perfect environment in which to relax after a day of shopping, or to mull over a possible extravagant purchase with a customary flute of fizz. Contact Searcys Champagne Bar directly

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Fifth Floor Bar
Knightsbridge / Bar / Cuisine: Bar

Playing up to its champagne chic credentials, the Fifth Floor bar is decked out like an art nouveau salon, the bar is full of lime green and acid pink velour upholstered chaise lounges, sofas and armchairs. Admittedly, the vibe can be a little 'aren't we rich' but it's a great Saturday afternoon drinks hangout. A cupcake from Ella's Bakehouse and glass of champers costs £15 on mid-week afternoons. Contact Fifth Floor Bar directly

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Liberty Champagne and Oyster Bar
Soho / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Seafood

Definitely a place for ladies that lunch - having spent a bucketload on Liberty's treasure trove of goods, shoppers probably don't think anything about spending £150 on a bottle of Krug Grand Cuvee. The former Edwardian storeroom is surprisingly light and airy, with a good sized curved bar that sippers can sit at. Not all champagnes are so pricey though: Liberty serves two by the glass starting at £8.50. Contact Liberty Champagne and Oyster Bar directly

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Texture Restaurant & Champagne Bar
Marylebone / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: European

Icelandic chef Aggi Sverrisson has created a modern European menu that takes inspiration from his homeland with Icelandic cod, lamb served with broth, barley and root vegetables. His partner Xavier Rousset is one of the UK's high profile sommeliers and Texture's champagne bar makes for a great aperitif stop-off before dinner. An extensive champagne list boasts 88 by the bottle and five by the glass. Simple but plush creams and muted yellows give a high-class finish. Contact Texture Restaurant & Champagne Bar directly

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The Vaults at Voltaire
City of London / Bar /

Whilst vaults may conjure up images of massive metal doors with spinning locks that never let you leave, the Grade II listed Vaults at Voltaire are completely different. Take a former jail, give it a refurbish with some plush sofas and you have a champagne lover?s dream. The Vaults at Voltaire can be proud to say that they house the most extensive list of Pommery champagne which is legendary in France. Sit in the oval vaults or at the bar and enjoy good company, drink over twenty elite champagnes, an array of cocktails and smoke Cuban cigars amongst the elite clientele. Contact The Vaults at Voltaire directly

Image of Momentus Bar, a Bar, Hotel in Marylebone, London

Momentus Bar
Marylebone / Bar / Hotel / Cuisine: Bar

The Cumberland Hotel's Momentus Champagne Bar atones for its cumbersome moniker with a sleek, multi-level lay-out, a plum W1 location and six varieties of champagne from partners Moët, which can't help but hit the spot. Tapas and light bites including burgers and curries help to line the stomach during the evening hours, and the usual selection of cocktails and spirits are never far away, but fizz is the main event here and the Momentus staff know it. There's even a 'buy-five-glasses-get-one-free' loyalty card for the pacier champagne drinkers out there. Contact Momentus Bar directly

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Caviar House & Prunier
Mayfair / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Fish

No prizes for knowing what goes best with Champagne - it rhymes with caviar; and is caviar - and this central London shop-cum-restaurant is the best place to go for both. The combination of bubbles and salty caviar is confirmation enough that, yeh, life is all good. The house Champagne here is only £45 a bottle and there are plenty of light bites and luxury gifts to purchase as well so this would suit a shopping expedition or a special treat for that special someone. Contact Caviar House & Prunier directly

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