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CellarDoor

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Address: Zero Aldwych, London WC2E 7DN, England
Phone Number: 020 7240 8848
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Description: Once the West End's most salubrious cottage, supposedly the haunt of...
Once the West End's most salubrious cottage, supposedly the haunt of Wilde, Orton, Gielgud & Crisp, CellarDoor is now London's cult cabaret bar, secreted beneath the Aldwych in a space just big enough for cats (both feline and human) to swing. We're open until 1AM seven nights a week with free acts from 9PM each evening including drag queens, femme fatales, magicians, crooners, burlesque beauties & more.
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Live music, singing and expected to see Sally Bowles

Pubs were closing on a Sunday night and I was intrigued by bar in an Ex public loo. Everyone was in a good mood, staff and customers alike. We were only the for an hour but by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Maidstone, Kent
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We came down to see Life is a Drag, this is the 3rd time we have been there and there is a new girl who works in here by the name of Phoebe, oh my gosh she is the best member of staff I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in a Bar environment. I cannot give her enough... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Myself and a friend visited CellarDoor last night for the first time. We have nothing but good things to say! The drinks were FANTASTIC, of the absolute highest quality and there is so much choice. Whilst I'm not usually the biggest fan of cabaret, Vicious Delicious was hilarious and highly entertaining without being intrusive throughout the entire evening. The best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

I came here for my hen do and it was fantastic is would definitely recommend it to anyone and will be going back again without a doubt the staff are so friendly and welcoming I throughly enjoyed myself

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I cannot rate this high enough.. we had afternoon tea and tassles and it was truly brilliant.... The venue - hard to describe as it was originally a gents loo but everything in there is to the highest standard The Show - words fail me.. so very very funny, Pete Saunders was a star as was the french lady compere... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went there on a Saturday afternoon which hardly suggests it would be full of atmosphere but what a brilliant afternoon !! The cocktails were really impressive and the entertainment awesome. The guy playing the piano (sorry forgot his name) was friendly, talented and funny. The compere, Vicious Delicious, worked really hard got a great atmosphere going and was VERY... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

I went here on a Sunday and I was having a great time. They had a keyboardist - Paul Saunders - who played in Dexy's Midnight Runners and he gave an amazing performance. The bar was empty and I felt lucky to be there. However, at closing time, I got the bill and it seemed off. Really off. I expected... More 

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MelmothLondon, Owner at CellarDoor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Can I begin by apologising as you were indeed initially overcharged; not down to mendacity but simply by virtue of the Fallen Angel not clearing your tab on the till after you paid for the initial drink. That, of course, is unacceptable and should not have happened; but we are all human and thus, when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Got rather smashed here last week during a mid-week "I really fancy seeing some cabaret" moment. I'd been before so I knew that you get proper cocktails mixed by someone who knows what they're doing. Nice staff who look after you properly. Fab singer and pianist. Ended up with a massive bill but I guess that's what happens when people... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

the staff at Cellar Door were very helpful with making a complex booking. They accommodated food allergies, drink requests and general disorganization in our party. on the day they couldn't have been more welcoming. they brought us extra sanwhiches, more tea and hot water with lemon all with a smile and without an extra charge for hassle on the bill.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Visited here for my sisters birthday celebrations and weren't disappointed, quirky, smart, great decor and service. Pianist was playing the night we visited who was entertaining and we had fun talking to the other guests who are sat so close you cannot avoid getting into conversation with! Very intimate venue worth a visit

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Maidstone, Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Pubs were closing on a Sunday night and I was intrigued by bar in an Ex public loo. Everyone was in a good mood, staff and customers alike. We were only the for an hour but by the time we left we had heard some rhythm and blues, live piano and everyone had sung happy bithday to my wife. To... More 

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