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Address: Zero Aldwych, London WC2E 7DN, England
Phone Number: 442072408848
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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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Cosy and Fun

We visited here for a friends hen do in august this year and it wasnt somewhere I had heard of or thought of going to, however, when looking at it online, the part that intrigued... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited here for a friends hen do in august this year and it wasnt somewhere I had heard of or thought of going to, however, when looking at it online, the part that intrigued me the most was the 'snuff'... and the fact it was an old converted victorian toilet. And, I was disappointed, it was a lovely, cosy... More 

Thank hayleyprior23
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little bar in Aldwych with a good selection of drinks and cocktails. Well worth a visit for a drink or two. Welcomed with a lovely smile and servIce good and friendly. Very different. Well done. You might leave looking a little flushed. Lord B

newtownards, northern ireland
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked to come to the CellarDoor as it looked quirky and interesting. It fulfilled all of that. A tiny little space, decorated to make it feel much bigger than it really is, with what has to be one of Londons smallest stages. A really ingenious little place, hidden away under the street at Aldwych in front of the Lyceum... More 

Thank zaria123
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but perfectly formed. A great little place to pop into for a quick cocktail or several. The location being a former public toilet hidden below the Strand. A great selection of drinks available and you can while away an hour or two wondering who has been cottaging here over the years! Depending on the time you visit there is... More 

Thank Ivana R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night we visited Cellar Door and had a fab evening celebrating my 40th birthday. The leotard clad DJ was brilliant - he really made the evening, especially when he sang happy birthday to me! Wish I could relive the whole evening again tonight!

Thank Alli_TGB
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I went for the Tea and Tease on a Saturday afternoon. It was the most interesting part of my time in London. This place is unique, and the high tea is a great experience. Not only is the food decent, but the cocktails are fantastic. The entertainment, however, is the best part. The performers are fantastic, witty and talented. You... More 

Thank hcmont
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Nice place to visit, good club an good drinks, i had a good evening , entertainment was top off the bill , good performance.

Thank didier g
Soverato, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Do you want to spend a different kind of evening, Cellar Door is "The" place to go. It satisfies all tastes: there is live music, there is a burlesque show and even a sexy drag queen. The atmosphere is cosy and the drinks and cocktails are prepared and served by professional bartenders that make you feel special....The owners refurbished an... More 

Thank vanbeek123
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A small intimate cocktail bar near the Strand/Covent Garden area in what i think is a old underground toilet. This place has a large interesting Cocktail list, which the ones we had we well made, tasty, and there are some unusual combinations on the list. This place is small and fills up quickly so if you want to be in... More 

Thank Richb61
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

I've been a couple of times with my partner and it is fantastic. Every night they have free entertainment. The hosts are beyond helpful and amazing. Considering its free entry the cocktails they serve are at a reasonable price and very very yummy. I will definitely be back for a night on cocktails

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