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Bar Rumba

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Address: 36 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EP, England
Phone Number: +44(0) 2072876933
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9:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tue 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wed - Thu 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Activities: Dancing
Description: Bar Rumba is a late night club by Leicester Square which shows no restrain...
Bar Rumba is a late night club by Leicester Square which shows no restrain when it comes to a fun night out of dancing and drinking in the West End. The commercial music, chart hits, RnB and pop is the engine of this wild and crazy club but the generous happy hours and drinks promotions do their bit to fuel the spirits. There is also a comedy club side to Bar Rumba, especially on Friday and Saturdays.
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Good during happy hour... but annoying manager

We got our tickets through design our night (£5 including entry and 2 drinks). But we only ended up getting 1 free drink because the manager changed his mind about the deal. Its... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After visiting last night I was surprised to see that this place had so many good reviews, however upon looking at them in more detail, I realised that most of the 5 stars have come from accounts which have written no other reviews for Trip Advisor. All of the more realistic comments have come from more established contributors. Coincidence?? Avoid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

we had our own reserved seating area everyone who came enjoyed themselves. We was looked after by the security and our host on the night his name was James who made our night even better than we ExpecteD. Really easy to organise as a large group reasonable prices compared to other clubs in central and majority staff are friendly... Thanks... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's horrible going to a place where the security guards are bullies who are such sad losers that they need to pick on people to feel better about themselves. If the owners want repeat customers they should fire the trouble making security guards (aka tall skinny one who stands by the coat room shining his flashlight into people's eyes). When... More 

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We got our tickets through design our night (£5 including entry and 2 drinks). But we only ended up getting 1 free drink because the manager changed his mind about the deal. Its happy hour till 11 but again the manager changed his mind for some of the group to say it was 10:30.... most of the staff are nice... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Really easy to organise a great event for a large group of people - the staff that made the booking and on the night were really helpful and made sure we had a brilliant night

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Been here a few times for various occasions. Best thing is probably the music! Always on point! Good obionce, good location and really like the layout of the place. Always had a really good night when I've been!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Booked an area at Bar Rumba on Friday night. Staff were friendly throughout booking and on the night. We had great drinks packages and music was on point! Will be back soon

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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Definitely a no! I understand if they need people to work outside this place to get people to go inside. We were talked into visiting this place, it's nothing like the pictures, it's small, crowded and your hands could touch the ceiling. We were promised shots if we went in. Had to pay 5£ though. The shot was .... Well... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Music good, location perfect, good ambiance as well. However, it was really expensive and the bar manager decided to obey special offer and charge us much higher price despite reminded by one of the bar staff about special offer. Moreover, he was very rude and direct about charing us more. Excellent service received from Emily thou. Will return due to... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

While it appears that people either love it or hate it, I thought it was so-so. Wouldn't reccomend but if I was with one of those people who loved it, I wouldn't refuse to go.

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