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CellarDoor

Zero Aldwych, London WC2E 7DN, England
020 7240 8848
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Ranked #36 of 1,143 nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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,... more » 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. « less
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had a fantastic time here, arriving at ~9 and leaving at closing. The DJ was great and the Burlesque act was brief but up close and very enjoyable. This is not your usual venue, imagine a club that's like those gardens in a glass bottle? A whole club compressed into a space smaller than most people's bathroom (ok, a... More

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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Only visited here because it came recommended, once we found it, opened the door and were amazed. Small, compact, unique, great. Great selection of drinks and such a relaxed atmosphere. Classic Monroe movie playing on the wall, popcorn and snuff, yes snuff, the stuff your grandparent's used to use.. come here you have to just to soak up the vibes.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Do not book with this place. We planned a special weekend for a group of friends and booked online, our money was taken and then we booked our accomodation and the rest of the weekend around this. Then weeks later they emailed us to say they were fully booked, they pretended that they had been trying to contact us for... More

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MelmothLondon, Owner at CellarDoor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review although I have to say it is hardly fair. As you know our electronic ticketing system unfortunately sold you tickets for a High Tea & Tease show which was fully booked. We e-mailed you (on the email address you had given) WITHIN 12 HOURS of the booking to apologise and offered a full refund or... More

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

It is a little bit hard to find this small bar I visited this bar with my wife on Sunday (for the Sunday Jazz Night) Great atmosphere with amazing selection of cocktails (good price with free Popcorn) The Gin based cocktails are great Very Friendly Staff We will be going again!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Cellar Door is a gem of a coctail bar hidden underground in a former public restroom. The bartenders makes the most delictions drinks, from a big selection of quality spirits. The fallen angel waitress is always nice and help full. And the DJ is utterly fantastic in drag with a beard. The atmousfaire is like no where else. All people... More

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Liverpool
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We don't get to visit London for the weekend very often, but each time we do, we make a point of visiting cellar door. It has a great atmosphere, no drunken idiots Which I love. Amazing cocktails and always a great laugh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

Loved the small and intimate environment in this bar. The burlesque shows are fantastic! Really something extra ordinary!

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

It's hard to spot this bar, it's basically a door above some stairs leading down to a small bar. Something they host drag/comedy/singers, and other times it's just a good place to pull up for a fantastic cocktail or stylish shot. They also sell Snuff over the counter if your feeling particularly in the mood for a 1920's night out!

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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Very small hidden place... a bit overpriced ! Cocktails are really good and I enjoyed the show. My only complains is that took ages to start and i came quite early to get a table and the show was advertised to start at 9:00 and started around 9:45 , they only sang 3 songs and went on a Break ,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

One of my favourite bars in the Big Smoke, am a bit dismayed to read some of the latest reviews about shoddy bar-tending. I haven't been for a while but it's usually a very welcoming place with great staff. It's quirky without being pretentious and they do rock solid martinis. I usually sidestep my favourite tipple though and dive straight... More

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