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CellarDoor

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Address: Zero Aldwych, London WC2E 7DN, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7240 8848
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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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Great cabaret/burleque show

We went for the High tea and tease. The show was really great, and both the male and female hosts were really charismatic. If I had one complaint, it was that there was a lot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 11, 2016
Sebastian L
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

What a fabulous afternoon. My Sister and I took my Mum to London to celebrate her 70th Birthday. We had High Tease at the Cellar Door and right from the moment we walked in we had so much fun. Glass of Fizz on arrival, staff were wonderful and the ambience was fantastic. Vicious Delicious and Pete on the keyboard were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We went for the High tea and tease. The show was really great, and both the male and female hosts were really charismatic. If I had one complaint, it was that there was a lot less burlesque than the advertising made it sound. The coctails were wonderful, and the high tea was really nice as well.

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1 Thank Sebastian L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

This bar is tiny and hard to find. You are looking for an awning and a set of stairs going down into the pavement just outside 1 Aldwych. It used to be a public toilet apparently. On descending the stairs you emerge in a bar seating perhaps 35. It is plush and louche. The waitress is dressed as a fallen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite places to pop into in the centre of town. Always fun, busy, vibrant, hot and cool at the same time! Various themed evenings on different days of the week, often free entry. Very reasonably priced for the area drinks and huge selection of those too! You can even buy your snuff here! Love it, love it!

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1 Thank Dima D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing evening at Cellardoor. Fun atmosphere and good entertainment. Small but extremely cosy. We will be back!

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Sandnes, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We went here on a Saturday evening. The place were full, so we didn't come in at first, but only had to wait for 5 minutes. The place was much smaller than I had expected, but really nice. The place were packed with fun people, a fantastic dj that set the mood. We also got to see a short burlesque... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

What a great wee bar and club. We had an amazing night. Fantastic entertainment and service was excellent. We booked for guarantee entry before 8pm and so glad we did as its a very small club. It's odd and different and so much fun. Just be prepared to be quite hot, especially when it fills up. We'll definitely be back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We headed in here on a Friday night and we were pleasantly surprised by the quirky bar. Drinks were great (a tad pricy but worth it) and the bar staff (and security staff) were wonderful. Only slight inconvenience is that if people at the front don't sit down to allow for those at the back you can really struggle to... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Very small eclectic bar hidden below with entertaining show sets and fun attitude . Arrive early or you won't get in. Returned for the Saturday afternoon high Tea and show - a fun break from touring

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Came here for the first time for a birthday celebration the place is quite small we saw the burlesque show the dj was brilliant( tranny) with great sounds from the past, the drinks westend prices from cocktails to beer to champagne. The toilets are quite weird unisex with a twist, the glass door is see through until you move the... More 

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