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London Bar

El Raval
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Address: C/Nou de la Rambla 34, Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 93 318 52 61
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Cozy Place

Opened in 1910, this famous tavern was once frequented by such illustrious figures as Ernest Hemingway and Joan Miró, and even Dalí and Picasso were known to drop by on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2013
Racquel L
Manila, Manila, Philippines

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in this bar almost every night of our stay because it had so much character, just off Las Ramblas sat at bar watching people go by. Excellent music set good tone. Reasonable prices

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Porto, Portugal
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the begin seems to be a really nice place but the stuff changes everything. They are rude and I saw it when they kicked out the musicians were playing without paying them. Is a really tourist and superficial place. If you want to know barcelona that is not the place because is full of tourist people without no idea... More 

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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

When I realised and returned distressed to the bar, staff were disinterested, and uncaring. Athorrible end horriblhorrible

Thank JMW3Cat
Level Contributor
31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This place may have had some good reviews in the past but, trust me it's gone way downhill since then! Visited it on Sunday 8/6/14 for a night-cap as we were staying the the hotel next door. We had 2 small beers and 2 Baileys and were charged 18 Euros! And worse of all was the nice big cockroach running... More 

Thank thediver1964
Manila, Manila, Philippines
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Opened in 1910, this famous tavern was once frequented by such illustrious figures as Ernest Hemingway and Joan Miró, and even Dalí and Picasso were known to drop by on occasion. The faded splendor of the art deco interior still hints at London Bar’s eventful history, and the venue’s patterned tiled floors, gold-framed photos, dusty piano, and ochre walls lend... More 

1 Thank Racquel L
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

We went here on recommendation from trip advisor and it was exactly what was expected. The spanish band who were playing were amazing and the service was friendly. We even went back later in the week.

1 Thank Jennalambo
Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

It was on our way between Tacos Tacos and walking to Arc de Triomf and we were interested to see the pub where Gaudi & Hemingway used to drink. I was impressed by the barmaid, we got served quickly even though it was busy, my sangria was gorgeous, the best I've ever had and the pub looks like a traditional... More 

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Rednal, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Just off Las Ramblas the London Bar is the oldest in Catalunia having been built in around 1906. The owner is extremely friendly and makes a mean mojito. Very well priced for drinks, we found this little haven last year and made a bee line for it again this year.

1 Thank Jo M
Bradford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Took my son here to show him that there is more to Barcelona than the Hard Rock Café and the Irish Bars! He thought it was a bit of a dive but my round in the Irish bar was 10 euros. For his round here he got change out of 5 euros for 2 pints. Smiles all round. Once a... More 

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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I am usually somewhat cynical about the "must visit" places in tourist guide books. But the London Bar is definitely the exception.. It's tatty and looks as though it hasn't been decorated since 1920. The loos must have already looked past their prime when the Spanish Civil War was raging. But the London Bar has atmosphere, even though it's tiny.... More 

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