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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
Barrington55
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Maidstone, Kent
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I think perhaps my expectations of this bar were a little too high. I was expecting an exclusive feel with cabaret acts and low lighting and drag acts....the reality was 13 pounds 50 for some berry juice topped up with a tiny amount of prosecco, gaudy decor and a very surreal experience involving a 6 ft 4 duck playing vivaldi!... More 

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Marlow, Bucks, UK
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158 reviews 158 reviews
21 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a crazy little place. Somehow they manage to fit a fair number of people, and still have space for a burlesque show. I love bringing people down here for the first time - they have no idea what to expect when you open the door. Cocktails are great, and the champagne is Perrier Jouet. Nice.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A truly wonderful night out, with such a great vibe, and good to see so many people enjoying themselves! Took a friend for her birthday and we both loved it, Cocktails were superb as were the staff, and the entertainment was top notch! Will be back for sure

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you are looking for a place where to take friends after walking in covent garden and you want to start your pitch with "You might not know it but it used to be a toilet" this is the place to go... The cocktails are a bit pricey ( 10/11 GBP a pop) but they are delicious ... we had... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

this wasn't what i was expecting for a saturday afternoon with friends but oh my word was it awesome. the burlesque show was hilarious, my dad loved every second of it typically. i haven't laughed so much in months. all of us out of a private group of 30 or so for a 40th birthday had an amazing time. great... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have come across this place while out with friends in Covent Garden on Monday evening… We thought it looks really cool and interesting so we went in for a drink… The staff were lovely, the waitress was very sweet and friendly… and that’s about it…. The drinks were such rip off…. Huge amounts of ice and hardly any vodka... More 

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leicester
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Stumbled across it purely by accident, went down the steps not knowing what to expect, entered during a lively rendition of a very different version of Doh ray me, and it definitely wasn't being sung by Julie Andrews or the Von Trapp Family singers, Great atmosphere, yes drinks a bit pricey but well worth an open minded visit, excellent fun... More 

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Reading,
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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