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Open Now: 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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A quirky hidden gem!

Wow- what a great little place! A super venue for drinks before moving on (like we did) or equally... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Great fun

Visited with friends and enjoyed myself so much I left my card behind the bar.... no worries as... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
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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 October 9, 2018

Wow- what a great little place! A super venue for drinks before moving on (like we did) or equally I'm sure a fun night out as we saw advertisement for performers. This place is tiny but that's what sells it. A clever entrance off a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Visited with friends and enjoyed myself so much I left my card behind the bar.... no worries as staff were quick to assist and reunite me with said card and even better, a reminder of what is on soon. Cannot recommend enough. Thank you.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Myself & a few friends came to London for one night to see a musical & thought we’d just see what we stumbled across for a few drinks on the way home. We saw this little subway-looking stairwell lit with neon lights that looked a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MelmothLondon, Owner at CellarDoor, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Thank you for your kind words but please can we correct one point; there is sometimes burlesque, but never striptease, at CellarDoor.

Reviewed September 12, 2018

I first discovered CellarDoor a few years ago, while on holiday with friends. We were there late afternoon/early evening and were the only people there -- which was perfect. We had tickets to a show that night and just wanted a cocktail before heading over....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this unique place. We were unsure about it at first glance but it was a great place to pop in. It’s a converted below ground men’s restroom that’s now a cozy and eclectic bar. We liked there was no cover charge and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Follow the florescent arrow underground and enter into a tiny piece of London that only a few are privy to. Not sure if it's a first date sort of place but hey what do I know, my date took me there and let's say she...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Arrived on a Tuesday summer's evening at 6pm. This is not the place to go on a Tuesday summer's evening at 6pm. Not unless you're only looking for cheap beer in the centre of London, on a week night. It was just my friend and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BrettA491
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Stairs in the middle of the pavement lead you down into this quirky little world. A hidden gem of a place sitting underneath the bustle of London. A great atmosphere with everyone piled in and practically sitting on top of each other but no one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

This quirky fun little club surprised us all in the best way! Was looking for something different and boy did I find it. Went with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday and had the best time.....cannot fault it....at all! Luigi and the staff...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ann C
Reviewed June 25, 2018

I've visited many bars over the years on trips to London and have learned that a lot of them are just....hype! I'm afraid that was our experience with this one. Fab little venue but zero vibe even though it was full. Erm I never like...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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MelmothLondon, Front Office Manager at CellarDoor, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

It was her first night so please don't be too harsh! I am sorry you did not enjoy it, so please message me on angel@cellardoor.biz and I'll arrange a couple of complimentary cocktails to show you we are not "just....hype" but London's coolest, cutest cabaret...More

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Laura B
October 29, 2018|
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.
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
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.