A past that spans centuries and which saw the joining of two nautical giants, England and Spain. Two nations once divided by war and subsequently joined by trade. A trade that included the noble wine of Jerez, Sherry. As you sit and lose yourself in the magnificence of these medieval cellars it’s easy to believe the building is soaked in a fascinating history.
With its white stoned walls, hidden tunnels and shimmering blue glass bottle display, it’s obvious that these cellars have embraced an intriguing and antiquated past. If the walls could talk, they would surely whisper you their secrets of times gone by…
They would surely have joined in the excitement when John Harvey & Sons were granted a royal warrant as supplier of fine wine to Queen Victoria in 1895 and then wept as the walls crumbled during the bombing raids in the Second World War.
And there would be more, much more. They would tell you of the sounds of the footsteps of thousands of visitors to the Wine Museum over the later years and the delicious smells emanating from the Michelin starred Harveys Restaurant that was famous throughout the UK in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s until it closed in 2003. But maybe, just maybe, they would say nothing because now they are too busy listening to new sounds as 12 Denmark Street prepares to open its doors once more.
But maybe, just maybe, they would say nothing because now they are too busy listening to new sounds as 12 Denmark Street has once again opened its doors.
The walls again await you …