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#62 of 1 350 Nightlife in London
Open Now: 00:00 - 01:00, 18:00 - 00:00
Open today: 00:00 - 01:00, 18:00 - 00:00
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Big, big fun in a small club

My best friends were visiting from LA and we took them here. We had the best fun! If you get there... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Rome, Italy
Amazing what you can do with an old public convenience

First visit to this hidden gem. The drag cabaret was a surprise but very entertaining as were most... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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
Covent Garden
+44 20 7240 8848
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My best friends were visiting from LA and we took them here. We had the best fun! If you get there early enough you may be lucky enough to meet the owner's daughter Beth. Throughout that night Beth skillfully hosted a fantastic night for everyone...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FrancesEida
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

First visit to this hidden gem. The drag cabaret was a surprise but very entertaining as were most of the clientele. Drinks a little pricey but worth it for the fun service and great atmosphere.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A1n2thony
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

It was good. Very quirky and very friendly staff with good value drinks. Small but everyone knows that already.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank beckenhamboy2016
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

A fabulous bar with lethal cocktails, good entertainment and Beth our server was on point, give that girl a pay rise! Thank you for a brill evening.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Drag dj on for the night very entertaining. Burlesque show too, just one woman with a couple of songs, but still good. Now for the club... What can I say? Is small. Very small. Around 20 seats and a capacity of 60.. not sure where...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hit W
Reviewed 9 October 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
Thank Samuel098
Reviewed 5 October 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
Thank Bryn H
Reviewed 30 September 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
Thank gem e
MelmothLondon, Owner at CellarDoor, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

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

Reviewed 12 September 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
Thank fainall
Reviewed 3 September 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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Laura B
29 October 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
30 May 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
18 May 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.