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Retro Bar

#254 of 1 342 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 12:00 - 23:00
Open today: 12:00 - 23:00
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Nice bar. Shame so quiet.

Visited here a few times over the weekend. Saturday afternoon was very very busy. But large area... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Kelboy65
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Small bar but fun

Had a nice evening here for a friend’s birthday. It’s a two level bar but quite small. Fun decor... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
KateLondon_9
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
1 May 2018
“Nice bar. Shame so quiet.”
26 Apr 2018
“Small bar but fun ”
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2 George Court, London WC2N 6HH, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a super little bar just off the Strand where you will find a warm welcome and great music. The quiz is always fun. Wonderful array of photos on the walls.

Thank PMJ461
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent visit back to London, I was drawn back for a quick visit to what used to be one of my most favourite bars in town. I was pleased to find it looking so familiar still with that relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. Truly...More

Thank Traveller332015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went at a silly afternoon time so unsurprisingly it was mega quiet. BUT it was still very nice, Clean and tidy. great atmosphere. bar staff / land lady ? very nice friendly person. really liked my visit... I needed a sit down after a...More

Thank Al C
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Great bar with good jukebox very friendly staff, good range of beers etc. Nice relaxing atmosphere. The walls are decorated with pictures of Debbie Harry, David Bowie, and many more music artists of the era. Will visit again on returning to the capital.

Thank Cavalier1946
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We came to Retro bar during London Pride 2018 following a recommendation from a friend, and were immediately impressed with the atmosphere. Good place to go earlier on before heading up to Soho. Will visit again when next in London

Thank Darren M
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Just fab. I've been a regular here for years and love it. Reasonably priced spirits and a great jukebox. Friendly staff and a lovely landlady.

Thank essexpatty
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Visited here a few times over the weekend. Saturday afternoon was very very busy. But large area outside with heaters too. Good retro music selection and great pictures on the walls. Drinks reasonably priced and bar staff friendly enough. My only disappointment on my visit...More

Thank Kelboy65
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This cramped bar was a bit of a squeeze, hence the title. It seems to be aimed at a contemporary crowd with no regard for comfort, but then that might be to emulate the joys of travelling on the tube. When you actually get through...More

Thank Salsri
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Had a nice evening here for a friend’s birthday. It’s a two level bar but quite small. Fun decor. It was a hot day so really nice that it’s got air conditioning, which is England isn’t that common. Reasonable prices for central London.

Thank KateLondon_9
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Whilst this bar is a little off the beaten track I have always enjoyed my visits here. Prices are reasonable and it doesn’t scream “alco pop horror” like other gay bars. Tends to be more relaxed with a slower pace. A strong viable alternative to...More

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esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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