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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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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Once the West End's most salubrious cottage, supposedly the haunt of Wilde,...

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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Decent, different Bar

Really enjoyed my first time here. Kept walking past it and finally went down to check it out. A small, intimate venue with decent cocktails. Bar staff were quite knowledgeable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rohanbats
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my first time here. Kept walking past it and finally went down to check it out. A small, intimate venue with decent cocktails. Bar staff were quite knowledgeable, though slightly overpriced (hence not 5 stars). The entertainment made up for the price though.

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Thank Rohanbats
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Small intimate venue. Good selection of cocktails. The mirrors make it seem a lot larger than it is. They do table service for the drinks and only have a few snacks on the menu. I know this sounds weird but they have a ver funky toilet door that is see through till you lock it then it goes frosted. Fun... More 

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2 Thank Wayne H
Dover, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I am a regular visitor to cellar door and I love it every time. Lovely club, amazing cocktails and excellent entertainment every night!

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1 Thank DanielleJackandLily
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Visited here late on a Friday night was very busy only just managed to squeeze into the bar but everybody was friendly and was easy to get drinks. Was a burlesque act on was quite entertaining something a bit different. Worth a visit. Drinks around normal price for central London.

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Thank Daniel R
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have been to this bar a few times but wont be returning ever again. Last time I went was a Sunday, there was no sign of the magician, the barman said he doesnt know where he was, and appeared offended we asked. We were over charged then, and was given some money back. Went again a few days ago,... More 

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Thank pumpkin805
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We went on a Saturday eve when they have a Drag Dj entertaining (the small) crowd. (S)he gave a great performance being dressed up as Lady Gaga in the beginning (couldn't have told them apart), it was great. The staff is super friendly even though they seem to have to deal with drunk and rude guests. One of the best... More 

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Thank Conny T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Went there on a tuesday night, ordered some drinks in the bar, and got some seats. It was some kind of cabaret with various people singing and playing, a we ordered some more drink from the "Fallen Angle". One of us wantes just a gin and tonic, and she asked if we wanted the Hendricks., witch we were fine with.... More 

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4 Thank Jeanette K
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I've been to the CellarDoor 4 times - the first and second were great, the third no so much (although not terrible) and the last time... I'm not sure if I'll ever go back, to be honest. It happened on Thursday 19/11. Me and my boyfriend decided to have an extra drink before going home after a late dinner and... More 

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2 Thank CynthiaBV
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

An intimate and unusual setting for this burlesque themed cocktail bar. Although small, the bar did not feel crowded or cramped and the atmosphere was friendly throughout the evening. All of the staff, on the door, behind the bar and the 'angel' serving the tables, were polite friendly and pleasant to talk to. The entertainment was amusing, the cocktails enjoyable,... More 

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1 Thank gooner350350
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The cocktails were lovely. However, we went in and ordered shortly after 7pm, when the "retro prices" (25% off) were on. However, by the time they eventually brought the bill it was 8.03pm, and so we were charged full price. The free salty popcorn was nice, but the hummus and pitta took an age to come, tasted like it had... More 

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MelmothLondon, Owner at CellarDoor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you were charged the normal prices as the retro price applies to when you ordered the drink and not when you pay for it. I have asked my staff for a report and will happily refund your entire bi Whilst, due to space constraints, our food offering is necessarily limited it should... More 

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