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CellarDoor

Zero Aldwych, London WC2E 7DN, England
020 7240 8848
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Ranked #58 of 1,195 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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Owner description: 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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Reading,
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Great times here, you have to come in with the right mind set, decide you are going to enjoy it and go with whatever happens. If you can’t then, probably best to go somewhere else. OK, it’s small and cramped but we found everyone friendly and there is a real, good time atmosphere. Music was a mixture of salsa with... More

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A hidden in cocktail bar in a public toilet just of the strand next to the lion kings it's pricy but worth a treat also they do snuff

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I found this little gem of a bar by chance, Googled cool bars in London and this one caught my eye. It used to be a gents public loo many years ago and whoever decided to make it into a bar was a genious! What a fab place. You have to watch out for the entrance or you might just... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What a quirky, fun spot that almost nobody knows about! I must have sat drinking a pint at the Wellington pub looking at the entrance to this speakeasy dozens of times without ever realizing what lay beneath the city street. Now that I have found it, it requires at least one visit on every visit. Small as can be, the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a great little bar off the Strand, particularly ideal to take someone who knows the city very well and you want something they haven't been to or someone visiting to show an alternative London in a very mainstream area. A tiny converted public gentleman's toilet, seating and table space is sparce but standing at the bar is just... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Small, really small, expensive, but amazing night! Beaultifull show and 2 good hours Take wine, better than cocktails....

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I would rather keep it secret. A unique place. Great cocktails, super fun cabaret.Sunday nights are special.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Cellar door were having a bit of a nightmare that day with entertainment not showing up and a large group (us) arriving rudely late (sorry!) but they pulled it out of the bag big style! Thanks so much - great cocktails (Starbucks must die very very good) and fab entertainment. Thanks (et merci beaucoup)

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Falkirk
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Well I cannot think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon! Afternoon tea, blackjack, bubbles, jazz and burlesque. Well worth the money for 3 hours of unique fun. I cannot recommend this place enough. It was a really fantastic experience and one that we are already planning again. And the toilet doors!.........what a great laugh.

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essex
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Cellardoor promises all that I like, cocktails, entertainment and burlesque and even thou a couple of reviews have been a bit bad I do like to see for myself. I have to agree with all the people that say this place is poor and not at all worth it. The cocktails are nice but 11 pounds a hit is far... More

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MelmothLondon, Owner at CellarDoor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am sorry you are losing your love of Late Night London. Our shows are advertised as starting FROM 9pm and the artistes are required to begin their first set before 9.30 and play three 30 minute sets with about 30 mins break in between each. Consequently the second set starts between 10 &... More

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