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CellarDoor

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Address: Zero Aldwych, London WC2E 7DN, England
Phone Number: 442072408848
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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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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 5 weeks ago
hayleyprior23
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Thank Gruzenberg
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Thank Dima D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Silje N
Sandnes, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Kelly-no1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Freyja T
London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Paul P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Clivey57
Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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Thank hayleyprior23
Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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

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