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CellarDoor

Address: Zero Aldwych, London WC2E 7DN, England
Phone Number: 020 7240 8848
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Ranked #102 of 1,209 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Owner description: Once the West End's most salubrious cottage, supposedly the haunt of Wilde, Orton, Gielgud & Crisp...
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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English first
london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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39 helpful votes 39 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Enfield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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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