This Haggerston clubhouse, tucked under a brace of railway arches, provides a physical space in which oenophiles can geek out over grapes. There are no red-trousered wine buffs around here; just Hackney types in fisherman's hats and Carhartt jackets talking pet nats and carbonic reds. Opened in autumn 2021, the clean-cut space was brought to life by Danish interior designers Studio X and includes a members' lounge, cellar, shop and restaurant run by Sebastian Myers (the last accessible to non-members, too).
Membership is open to all, with benefits including 72 bottles-worth of storage in the Planque cellar (that's three cases of wine), lounge and private-dining access, priority restaurant reservations, a two-bottle monthly corkage allowance (anything on top of that is £10 a bottle), a wine concierge service, exclusive invitations to club tastings and dinners and discounts at the Plaque wine store. If you're hoping to try before you sign up, we'd recommend heading to the restaurant for a dinner of modern French food (think creamy guinea fowl parfait and braised piattone beans over pork jowl ragout), paired with a wine list of rare and interesting bottles, naturally.
What it costs: £80 monthly, or £880 annually, with a £150 joining fee.
322-324 Acton Mews, E8 4EA