Urban Explorer Series: Alex's Travel Itinerary

Urban Explorer Series: Alex's Travel Itinerary

“One of the nicest things in London is that every suburb has its own village and its own vibe. So, it’s a big city but it doesn’t feel like a big city.”




Alex’s Travel Itinerary



Our October urban explorer Mr. Alex Hurley, resident winemaker at London Cru Winery, lives and breathes all things wine. His knowledge on this topic is truly impressive and his passion for winemaking is a love affair that he encountered since at a very young age. So, it is only fitting that we ask the wine connoisseur himself which restaurants to hit up in London for the perfect pour. And if you are wondering, he lives life with his glass always half full. Follow his travel itinerary now.


Noble Rot

This award-winning restaurant has 2 locations – one in London’s Bloomsbury district and the other in Soho. It has amazing food and amazing wine. One of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world.


10 Cases

This wine bistro pairs selected wines with a concise Modern European menu. There is a room next door that has a fabulous casual bar where you can get small plates and finger foods. If you ever have a group of about 10 people, they have this amazing private dining table that fits about 6-10 in a glass room surrounded by beautiful bottles, and it is really fun.


Bottle + Rye

Located in Brixton, a really cool part of town, this little wine bar in the heart of Brixton Village, is inspired by Parisian Cafe culture and those modest bistros. It offers really great food, and it is very vibrant.


The Winemakers Club

This wine shop and bar offers select international bottles and sharing plates, and it is one of the best places to go for a glass of wine, some nibbles like a cheese toastie, and some olives. It is under a railway, so it is sort of musty and smells like a wine cellar – probably why I like it!



This French bistro offers incredible French wine and classic French dishes like their rotisserie chicken. Definitely a place I always frequent!


The Mulwray

An establishment with a first-floor wine and cocktail bar above a pub, the interior here is quite chic with its blue velvet sofas. The wines and cocktails are delicious. If you drop by here, I recommend the classic Negroni.


Urban Wineries

Last, but not least, do come to visit one of our 4 branches, which includes my winery London Cru Winery, Blackbook Winery in Battersea, Vagabond Wines in Battersea, and Renegade Urban Winery in Bethnal Green. If you love wine, you can always come around and one of us would be happy to recommend some unique wines. Alternatively, you can gather some friends together for an exclusive wine tasting at ours for some fun times!