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CellarDoor

#71 of 1,224 Nightlife in London
Open Now: 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Open today: 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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Cosmic Night

Fantastic cabaret last monday and really lovely drinks. Lovely hidden gem of a bar we had such a... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2019
SmartTravelSafe
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Greater London, United Kingdom
One of the best bars i have been too.

Amazing bar, bartender was even more amazing and helpful and the perfomers made the night. One of... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2019
Trystan102
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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...more
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Zero Aldwych, London WC2E 7DN, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last Saturday 18/5/19 . Overpriced disgusting Cocktails in a dingy little Bar . To top it off - Class A drugs being openly taken off a table by the Bar - 2/3 Staff couldn't have missed it as went on for sometime . Disgusting and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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MelmothLondon, Owner at CellarDoor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

This is a libellous review written by someone with no review record. I assume you are either an aggrieved customer who was refused alcohol because you could not handle your drink or an internet troll. Class A drugs are not openly consumed at CellarDoor although...More

Reviewed May 19, 2019

Fantastic cabaret last monday and really lovely drinks. Lovely hidden gem of a bar we had such a good time and the entertainment was brilliant we really enjoyed ourselves it was fantastic and the drag queen so funny. Will definitely be back again and again...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Amazing bar, bartender was even more amazing and helpful and the perfomers made the night. One of the best atmosphere's i've experienced in such a small yet atmospheric bar. Will definitely be coming again and would recommend to anybody.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Great little spot... you might walk by it thinking it’s a tube station! We did! Sexy little joint. We happened upon a night with Topsy performing... seriously the most beautiful drag queen I have ever seen. They craft amazing cocktails... but they are inconsistent. The...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

Saw outside board advertising happy hour so went for cocktails. Rather crowded due to its size and very dark which is possibly on purpose to give it its charm that others like, but i have poor sight so struggled in here. Cocktails seemed to be...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Paula M
MelmothLondon, Owner at CellarDoor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry it was too dark for you but one cannot please everyone. Every cocktail has a minimum of two shots of alcohol in it and, if you want less ice, you have but to ask. I'd be very happy to buy you a...More

Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

Located in an old public restroom, this bar is amazing! Great atmosphere, very friendly staff and good cocktails. I recommend!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Timi and Andras are the best! The bar has fantastic drinks, amazing service and vibe and great live acts. Definitely visit!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

The Cellar Door is one of London’s best kept secrets. Timi and Andras are amazing hosts and bartenders. We had a lovely night here with friends, great cocktails and lots of fun with the live singer! Definitely visit, we will be coming back!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Rahul K
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Discovered this place by chance while having a few drinks before a show, cosy little place with excellent cocktails choices and a great atmosphere, friendly staff and just a fun little place to visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

One of those “hidden” bars, that, from its website looked good for a surprise drink after work. And it didn’t disappoint. Very small, probably seating about 16, but a huge bar for the many cocktails they make. Also pretty good champagne as well. Our first...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Laura B
October 29, 2018|
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Response from MelmothLondon | Property representative |
On a normal evening there are three 30 min shows with the first one starting no later than 9.30 and the last one ending no earlier than midnight.
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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 FabBusto | 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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