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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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little but nice

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
didier g
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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We went here for a Hen do, it was a great find. Started with a burlesque lesson, which was fun and laid back, our host made it a great experience. Then stayed for the afternoon tease, a great laugh, and we all left feeling our money was well spent, good value and had bubbles included, will definitely recommend this to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I have been there twice and both times were fantastic. The hosts are brilliant and the entertainment (both times on a thursday) was great -the entertainers are amazing and I will definitely be returning to check out other acts. The cocktails are yummy and considering the location and the fact that there is no entry fee, very reasonably priced. It... More 

Thank Pat C
Leicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I found this bar by searching for unusual bars - it certain lived up to the description. You would walk past it without realising whats hidden below ground - a converted gents toilet which has been done very tastefully. Worth seeing the toilets within even if you don't want to spend a penny - glass doors which when closed get... More 

Thank traylor
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76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Of late, the primary reason for my wife and i to come to London is to go hang out at the Cellar Door. An old "gentleman's loo" converted to a quirky, small, dazzlingly astonishing bar. (I have the dubious distinction of having actually used this gentleman's loo back in 1969). Drink prices are on the high end for London but... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

A friend and I were out for a few drinks on a Friday night and were delighted to stumble on this little underground gem. The bar staff were very friendly and the live music (provided by a guy with a keyboard) was a lot of fun. Definitely a venue I will return to and one that proved very popular with... More 

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