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London Bar

El Raval
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Address: C/Nou de la Rambla 34, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 93 318 52 61

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Average bar

We visited for a quick drink before going out for our evening meal. We had walked past London Bar several times as it was on the street between our hotel and Las Ramblas. It was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for a quick drink before going out for our evening meal. We had walked past London Bar several times as it was on the street between our hotel and Las Ramblas. It was fairly quiet when we were there so we got served quickly by the friendly barman. Drinks were average price and it was one of the... More 

Thank Hannahkg24
Malling, Denmark
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

The place is a historical place with a lot of character. But the bar fails to remain its characterization, because of new solutions with no respect for the bars history... Besides that it serves pretty good beers and cocktails!

Thank laugebach
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

I went here as Im a big fan of Hemingway and Modernism. Anyway, they charged extra for terrible music although we asked about the price beforehand, when we pointed that out the waiters became really rude and said we might get the correct price next time. As if Im going back there

Thank Frédéric B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The best Negroni this side of Italy! Tongue in the cheek take on the Spanish version of London, complete with Bulldog gin. The bartender is a delight, his take on a Negroni is the stuff legends. Well worth a visit and a digestive after a night out on the town. No need to dress up either.

Thank Widey1979
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This bar doesn't look much from the outside with nothing particular to recommend it a far as the decor is concerned but the staff were super friendly and the drink portions were very generous. Nice to sit on a bar stool and chat.

Thank Habanera156
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Went in this bar almost every night of our stay because it had so much character, just off Las Ramblas sat at bar watching people go by. Excellent music set good tone. Reasonable prices

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Porto, Portugal
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

At the begin seems to be a really nice place but the stuff changes everything. They are rude and I saw it when they kicked out the musicians were playing without paying them. Is a really tourist and superficial place. If you want to know barcelona that is not the place because is full of tourist people without no idea... More 

Thank Rita P
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

When I realised and returned distressed to the bar, staff were disinterested, and uncaring. Athorrible end horriblhorrible

Thank JMW3Cat
Level Contributor
35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This place may have had some good reviews in the past but, trust me it's gone way downhill since then! Visited it on Sunday 8/6/14 for a night-cap as we were staying the the hotel next door. We had 2 small beers and 2 Baileys and were charged 18 Euros! And worse of all was the nice big cockroach running... More 

Thank thediver1964
Manila, Manila, Philippines
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Opened in 1910, this famous tavern was once frequented by such illustrious figures as Ernest Hemingway and Joan Miró, and even Dalí and Picasso were known to drop by on occasion. The faded splendor of the art deco interior still hints at London Bar’s eventful history, and the venue’s patterned tiled floors, gold-framed photos, dusty piano, and ochre walls lend... More 

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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