Vinopolis - City of Wine (London) Reviews
Description:1 Bank End, Southwark, SE1 9BU (London Bridge tube). An interactive multimedia exhibit, art gallery and tasting/ ... more
Newest Review: ... is possibly quite early for drinking! As we waited for our tasting session we were able to take in many of the signs and charts around us containing information on the origins of different wines and the countries in which they were produced. There were around six people waiting and as the group ahead finished they immediately ushered us through for our own session. We were given a small ... more
Customer Vinopolis - City of Wine (London) Reviews (10)
by - written on 14/07/11 (Very useful, 135 readings)
I'm not a huge drinker but occasionally I like a nice glass of wine with a meal, especially if I'm eating out at a fancy restaurant. After eating in a nice hotel and being recommended a £9 glass of wine (I didn't realise until the bill) I decided that I wanted to learn more about wine so that this wouldn't happen again and because a night of wine tasting sounded fun! Being the flakey person that I am, there is always the chance that I will spend lots of money on something to decide a week later than I'm not interested anymore so for this reason decided that a wine tasting course was probably not the best option. I've heard lots of people talk about Vinopolis, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/10/08
As well as rude staff the whole tour seemed as if it had been pushed to the wayside to cater more for corporate do's where people are only there for free booze rather than for wine-lovers who are there for an informative and fun day. Audio guides were not offered, we received a roll of the eyes when asked to put our coats in and I have never met a team of staff so intent on making you feel unwelcome. I first went to Vinopolis around 6-7 years ago, where it really was a 'tour' instead of two big rooms and sponsored areas - although the gin cocktail was very good. At that time and until 3 days ago I would have recommended Vinopolis to everyone, now I will recommend not to bother and have a walk along the South Bank instead.
by Jenny Brandon - written on 25/03/08
My view of Vinopolis, is it was dirty badly managed and the staff were rude and unhelpful and for £17.50 I expected more, we basically brought a glass and a half for this amount. I practically had to beg for an audio guide and was told by the coat attendant to go to another cloakroom when we found it there was nobody there to take our coats so we had to queue up again. In the ladies two doors were broken and they did not have any soap. They suggested you listen to the audio guide whilst the television screen was blasting at you! I would not recommend a visit and I certainly would not be going back.
by - written on 01/03/03, updated on 01/03/03 (Useful, 424 readings)
Having read the other reviews I was expecting something better. It has a good location - in the archways underneath a railway line. There are plenty of rooms - all covering a different region and you get an audio guide narrated by a man with a slurred voice. The good points: There were some good wines to be tasted, I likes the Madeira and Port, and the US wines. The short documentary about Australian wine was OK. The problems were: The staff were sullen and not interested. Some things referred to in the audio guide were not working or were absent. Some rooms, e.g. Spain consisted of nothing more than pictures on the walls. I ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/10/01, updated on 26/10/01 (Very useful, 838 readings)
Lucky me. I got into Vinopolis on a cheeky two for one deal the other week. The single ticket price is £11.50, so that's quite a saving. In case you were wondering, it's a wine museum with a restaurant and bar attached, but entirely separate to the museum. To begin with I was disappointed. I had expected a wine tour and tasting extravaganza, and got a headset and audio guide. BUT as it turned out, I wouldn't have had it any other way. I have poor concentration at the best of times, so a whiff of wine and it's all over for me. We were able to take the tour at our own pace, listening to the bits that were of interest and ... Read the complete review
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