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London Bar

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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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Absolute dump. But the cockroach was enjoying the tapas..!!

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2014
thediver1964
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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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 

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8 attraction reviews
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.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 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 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Awesome live music. Great beer! Crowd is local and it has a chill out atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Acoustic guitarplayer, lovely bartender lady, great people and really nice owner. Caipirinhas are worth trying. Relaxed and positive atmosphere. Highly recommended place! -Marko&Erika from Finland-

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

Came here as part of a Lonely Planet walking tour because Hemingway used to come here for a beer. Most notable aspect of ny visit was the South American lady performing her one woman show which comprised of songs, multiple hats and some balloons which simulated breasts. Still the drinks weren't too expensive and its location close to Las Ramblas... More 

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Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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