London’s iconic event space and self-guided wine experience will close its doors for the last time in December of 2015.Historic London event space, Vinopolis, will shut this year to be replaced by a high-end retail development in the sought after Borough Market area. The closure comes after careful consideration by Vinopolis’ owners and board and, despite a year of sucessful trading for the experience and event spaces, is taken as the best possible decision for shareholders.
Situated in the historic Victorian railway arches of London Bridge, Vinopolis has seen some of London’s top events over the years playing host to everything from the Lorraine Kelly Fashion Awards and The Apprentice to large scale conferences for the likes of IBM. Offering six individual event spaces catering to all size parties in the impressive arches of London Bridge Vinopolis has become a stalwart in the hearts and minds of event goers, bookers and agents the world over.
2015 will be Vinopolis’ final season as the event spaces, restaurants and wine experience will close following the Christmas trading period. After sixteen years it is certain to be an exceptionally busy year for the venue with event bookers and agents as well as wine lovers eager to experience the famous arches before their closure. All events, dining and the wine experience will run as normal throughout the year without any disruption with their final day of trading set to be the 31st of December 2015.
Vinopolis MD, Samantha Anderson, has said of the closure: ‘It is naturally a very sad day, Vinopolis is something of a London landmark for event bookers and conferences but this is the best possible decision for the business and its shareholders. We have come to the end of what could reasonably be achieved with the wine experience and feel that it is time for new life to be breathed into the timeless space. After 16 years we will close the doors proudly after a year of celebrating what has been achieved in style. I am incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to work at the iconic location and want to thank everyone who has helped to make Vinopolis what it is today. We have a fantastic team at Vinopolis who have worked tirelessly to make it the best possible visitor attraction and event space and their reaction to this news is truly testimony to them. I am really looking forward to the year ahead and to giving the building a magnificent send off. It is an utterly unique destination and come 2016 it will be gone, so we want as many people to experience what we have to offer while they can.’