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CellarDoor

#539 of 2,404 things to do in London
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Bars & clubs, Nightlife
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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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Never fail to impress

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Galadkria2014
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

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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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
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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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35 helpful votes 35 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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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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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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