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CellarDoor

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Address: Zero Aldwych, London WC2E 7DN, England
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+44 20 7240 8848
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18:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 18:00 - 01:00
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Once the West End's most salubrious cottage, supposedly the haunt of Wilde,...

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 open until 1AM seven nights a week with free acts from 9PM each evening including drag queens, femme fatales, magicians, crooners, burlesque beauties & more.

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A fun time with fantastic cocktails

We stumbled upon the entrance to The Cellar Door walking back to our hotel to settle in for the night - 5 hours later we made it! Intimate seating in traditional cabaret style... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Butterflymbca
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Brandon, Canada
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cellardoor is a hidden gem right by the Strand and just a short distance from Covent Garden. I booked my entry before arriving on their website which included a glass of bubbly. We also received complimentary popcorn on our table. I loved the cocktails as they were quirky & very tasty, I like the breakfast martini served in the teacup!... More 

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Thank Lydia H
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any time I'm in town with a new friend I head here! Always so entertaining, great cocktails, so much fun!

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Thank Rmac1984
Brandon, Canada
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123 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon the entrance to The Cellar Door walking back to our hotel to settle in for the night - 5 hours later we made it! Intimate seating in traditional cabaret style, we honestly weren't sure what to think but after our first cocktail - twists on traditionals from an extremely talented bartender, I was hooked. I am amazed... More 

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Thank Butterflymbca
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited this little jewel of a club on Tuesday to see the inimitable Pete Saunders and Bow Peep deliver their witty, teasing act, with Miss B P's ironic portrayal of a kind of suburban sexual heaven, and lightning response to the audience complemented by Pete's driving keyboard, always musical, sometimes wry, never anything but exciting.

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Thank chrisfitz49
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Cellar Bar, brilliant small venue, friendly staff Tues night treated to Pete Saunders and co! Great entertainment and banter, songs worthy of a sing along and a great diverse crowd! Top night !

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Thank silvershell50
Norwich, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Dire. Booked a burlesque afternoon tea expecting a fun filled few hours of adult humour and fun in a vibrant funky bar, what we got was some guy playing a keyboard and trying to be funny(and failing) and some woman hostess also trying to be funny(and failing worse) with a dreadful act stumbling around from bad songs, to bad jokes... More 

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MelmothLondon, Owner at CellarDoor, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Carl. This is clearly a genuine review and I'm sorry you feel this way. The show you saw is exactly the same as the one that has received numerous fave (and, I promise you, genuine) reviews on this site. We are all different of course and I just have to acknowledge you hated the show; although... More 

Ely, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I love love love this place. I was travelling to London on my own to go to a concert, and went an hour out my way just to visit here. Ambience is laid back, but the place is filled with interesting people. I had a couple of the absinthe rituals, which were done to perfection – chilled mineral water dripped... More 

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Thank Li S
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Serigo is amazing!! Attention the detail! Special all cocktails made just for us!!! Amazing service:)

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Thank mary c
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

If you want a few drinks/cocktails, late on, in the Covent Garden area, with some comedy/cabaret/singing/burlesque on offer then give the Cellar Door a try. I've never booked, just turned up on spec after finishing up somewhere else. Pitched up a few nights ago and had some decent cocktails and beers with friends at the bar whilst watching the cabaret... More 

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Thank NeilPike
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

What a fabulous afternoon. My Sister and I took my Mum to London to celebrate her 70th Birthday. We had High Tease at the Cellar Door and right from the moment we walked in we had so much fun. Glass of Fizz on arrival, staff were wonderful and the ambience was fantastic. Vicious Delicious and Pete on the keyboard were... More 

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