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CellarDoor

Zero Aldwych, London WC2E 7DN, England
+44 20 7240 8848
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Still my fave bar in London!

Still can't fault this place. We went back yesterday and it was pleasantly quiet. A sanctuary away... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Li S
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Ely, United Kingdom
High tease in the best bar!

Flipping brilliant experience! Savannah and Luigi, amazing service! 12/10 can't wait to come... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Justine D
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Zero Aldwych, London WC2E 7DN, England
Covent Garden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Still can't fault this place. We went back yesterday and it was pleasantly quiet. A sanctuary away from the throng of loud tourists above. More absinthes and cocktails sampled. Really friendly staff, amazing ambience. Can't recommend enough

Thank Li S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Flipping brilliant experience! Savannah and Luigi, amazing service! 12/10 can't wait to come back! Best drinks and such good vibes

Thank Justine D
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We love Cellar door and have been lots of times. Fab cocktails made by very skilled experts who are great to watch and served by beautiful angels together. The artists are always fun and the venue is such a novel idea. It is a taste...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I visited CellarDoor in April 2018. Located between Temple and Covent Garden tube stations, the place used to be a public restroom, but is now a bar with a drag queen theme. I must say that it was one of the most fun nights out...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Arrived at 8pm to a very empty bar, not wanting to disappoint my husband who had arranged this I thought we would probably leave after 1 drink, 5 hours later we left after having a fabulous very tongue in cheek evening, Bouncy’s Boudoir were hilarious....More

Thank Pauline G
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Another fantastic evening last night at the CellarDoor (known affectionately amongst us the Lav) though I do appear to have the tiniest headache this morning. Perhaps it was a wayward piece of popcorn? Who will ever know. Love this place; long may it continue.

Thank PaulGrier
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Went here for afternoon tea and tease and were really disappointed. The musicians although talented were disorganised and quite cringey. The afternoon tea was from M&S and the fizz we were issued with was horrid. The only fantastic part of it was the very beautiful...More

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MelmothLondon, Owner at CellarDoor, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Thank you for your review and I’m sorry you were disappointed in all but the burlesque. As you can see from all the genuine reviews of High Tea on this site your reaction is not typical. Can you confirm which High Tea you attendend and...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

A group of about 12 of us went on a Tuesday night. Now nowhere is really that great on a Tuesday but this place is so cool! The general vibe of the place, it’s so intimate and quirky. We booked in advance so we had...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We visit Cellardoor on a Sunday evening. It looks great just like stairs to a small tube station and the live act was Pete Saunders. The place was very quiet but intimate, seating room is only for about 30 people and standing is about 20....More

Thank Chloe J
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Wow what a find This is a really unusual underground bar with fantastic live music great cocktails and very personal service A little like something from a movie this is very tiny with lots of atmosphere and bags of style The drinks are great and...More

1  Thank Seanbb1
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Karina F
May 30, 2016|
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Response from abearfellow | Reviewed this property |
i'd buy the ticket. you could be lucky and it could be an utterly slow night. most likely it will be packed and you won't want to crowd in. or you might not even be able to get in. if it's your prime destination... More
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GR J
May 18, 2016|
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Response from Fabian B | Reviewed this property |
All the times I've been (no reservation) there is no entry fee but there is service charge when a show is on.
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