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“Little busy bar for a quick drink and a bit of live music”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of London Bar - CLOSED

London Bar
Price range: $15 - $22
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: El Raval
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Little busy bar for a quick drink and a bit of live music”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Only in Barcelona for one night so was looking for somewhere for a quick drink near our hotel (especially considering the poor meal we'd just had at a 'recommended' restaurant)
There was really pleasant live music being played by a young man playing a guitar. Drinks were reasonably priced

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank rainbowbrite89
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Found London Bar through it's connections with Hemingway and Picasso.

Loved it. Authentic 1920s decor with old marble table tops and marble on the walls.

Quiet in the week, though not empty. Live music too - a young man with a guitar sang during our first visit. Busier on the weekends.

Drinks are cheap - a caña and a glass of wine for 3 euros and 50 cents.

Despite the name, this isn't an english bar - some english, but brush up on your spanish/catalan to make things easier.

Cheap drinks, relaxed atmosphere and a little literary history chucked in.

Recommended.

Visited November 2012
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New London, Connecticut
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Tis was beside our hotel so perfect for a night cap, the lady owner hasn't much English but she makes a great drink if you are looking for lots of alcohol in it, she seemed friendly, nice cosy atmosphere by the bar area, a one man band there while we were drinking

Visited November 2012
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Thank 1Foodietraveller
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Kiato, Greece
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Just a place for a drink”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

This bar was close to our appartment, so we made a stop for a drink. If you are passing by it's OK to have a drink there, if not, the city has many better places to go.

Visited August 2012
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Thank jimiliop
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Turin, Italy
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“just beer in a meaningless place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

There is really nothing in this bar.

If you want beer, just go in a supermarket and drink it there: it is cheaper and the atmosphere and the service are just at the same level.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Angelo V
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