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Cecil's

#281 of 1,339 Nightlife in London
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Hidden Gem

I used to work around London Bridge and Cecil's soon became a favourite. The staff are lovely, the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
PLM_27
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London, United Kingdom
A great bar with brilliant music

This is a great little bar! The live music is always brilliant - a real mix of old school rock and... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Nomius R
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  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
7 Aug 2017
“Hidden Gem”
14 Nov 2016
“A great bar with brilliant music”
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Cocktail bar Live shows Burlesque 50s Vegas Shows (ticketed Saturday event) Variety show Background music Chill out bar Private parties Private Function floor
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Hours Today: Closed
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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The Basement 8 Holyrood Street, London SE1 2EL, England
Southwark
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+44 20 7403 8293
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 March 2015

There's not much to distinguish Cecil's from the outside. A set of metal steps on an unremarkable South London side street and a gentleman standing at the top of them, giving you the once over before ushering you in. We arrive promptly as we've been...More

6  Thank Kelsarama
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have had a bad experienced with the club. We were out with a big group of friends looking to find a good place to enjoy our night out. We found Cecil’s where arrived at around 01.40, 5 fiends had arrived there one hour earlier....More

5  Thank 915amanda
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I used to work around London Bridge and Cecil's soon became a favourite. The staff are lovely, the cocktails are great and the venue is quirky.

Thank PLM_27
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a great little bar! The live music is always brilliant - a real mix of old school rock and roll mixed with blues and dixie. My husband and I always love dancing there! Drinks are imaginative and tasty. The only downslide is their...More

2  Thank Nomius R
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I have had a bad experienced with the club. We were out with a big group of friends looking to find a good place to enjoy our night out. We found Cecil’s where arrived at around 01.40, 5 fiends had arrived there one hour earlier....More

5  Thank 915amanda
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We visited Cecil's on Halloween night and the place was half empty. We were told on arrival that the venue would stay open till 2 or 3am. The drinks were good, the music was a tad too loud and the venue needed a lot more...More

5  Thank MossyH
Reviewed 22 October 2016

WHY HAS NO-ONE TOLD ME ABOUT THIS PLACE BEFORE!! I've been working & drinking in SE1 for 2 years & Thursday was my first visit to Cecil's, hidden just off Bermondsey St Amazing random cabaret show & the best cocktails south of the river Manager...More

1  Thank Raffan101
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Amazing atmosphere,music,service with the best cocktails no wonder they are in the top 50 best bars in London. We tasted some really nice drinks cocktails prepared by the creative mixologists that will make you anything you fancy. The venue is just perfect for any occasion!...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

London needs more places like this. Really nice mixture of people and great entertainment. If your looking for somewhere that is not generic as London is becoming, check it out.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

I was looking to throw and engagement party with my fiancée just under a month in advance. I got in contact with Munroe (who was very quick to respond and happy to answer any of my questions) who let me know the venue was available...More

2  Thank WirralLadida
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Cocktail bar with the feel of a 1920s-style Shanghai speakeasy, with black-tie jazz parties. Don't feel like you have to dress up - everybody's welcome.

Thank life_good07
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

What can I say ! You must go there if you want to have a good time ! On Saturday a live band play fifties / eighties songs ! It's a cosy place and you can dance until 1 am !

Thank Sou A
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April_Says
21 July 2016|
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Response from drebir | Reviewed this property |
On the evening our group of friends were there the age group was very mixed. The band were jazz based sounds. I think it is classed as Hip Hop sound at Cecil's. I can only say that we had a fantastic night out here. Would... More
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Response from nsdawgs | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know. The last time we were there we left about 3aM and the bar was still serving. It was a really fun night.
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