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Retro Bar

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Address: 2 George Court, London WC2N 6HH, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7321 2811
Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 14:00 - 23:00

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Retro by name Retro by nature

Tucked away down a side street this was a great little find for a pre theatre drink. Lovely friendly atmosphere and some great photos on the walls

Reviewed 23 March 2017
sandydee_7
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Scotland
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us popped in for a pre show drink. We are a group of middle aged women visiting London from a rural village. As soon as we went upstairs we were made to feel welcome and the place had a wonderful friendly atmosphere. Drinks were a good price too. The only little thing was that the barman used his... More 

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Thank Littlebooots
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just walked in here, was standing at the bar waiting to get served, two people got served before me. What has happened in London to the art of good bartending? The guy realised that I should of been served and apologised. Then wished me Happy St George's day.??? I questioned him and then he stated that because I had... More 

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Thank Adrian S
Scotland
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115 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Tucked away down a side street this was a great little find for a pre theatre drink. Lovely friendly atmosphere and some great photos on the walls

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Thank sandydee_7
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133 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

A little escape from the Saturday crowds in charring cross and the strand ! Nice friendly environment and a little quieter in the afternoons Check if out

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Thank Cce2572
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I LOVE this bar. It's been my favourite gay bar in London for years. So that's why I was so disappointed to be turned away with my friends and their sleeping 2 year old in a pram early on Saturday afternoon. It seems the pink pound is welcome until you become a family, after that you become a pariah. My... More 

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Thank FannyLaRoux
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is the place to meet for a catch up with friends on a Friday evening. Friendly relaxed great bar. Also you're not ripped off with drink prices in the centre of London

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1 Thank Martin G
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

It's nice to be treated like a regular, even on your first vist. I go to Retro Bar regulalrly, but not often. Over the past 2 years I've been there 6-8 times. Most visits are to enjoy a stand-up comedy night in the upstairs room, but also include drinks downstairs before or after the show. Every time the greeting is... More 

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1 Thank JRBrookes
London, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We always come here if we are seeing a Show in and around Charring Cross as it's a fantastic little bar. It's down an alleyway and very unassuming but it's got a fab group of people who are a bit different to the 'other' bars around town. Well worth trying out. You might just bump into me 😋 Love this... More 

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2 Thank Gavin O
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have only ever been here during the day and it is a lovely retreat from the bustle of London. It is hidden down a side alley off the Strand and we have always enjoyed a quiet drink here.

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2 Thank pdobison
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

A friendly, welcoming gay bar. The jukebox alone, is an excuse to visit this pub. Tucked down a little alleyway, just off the Strand, I cant believe I've only discovered this place. Staff were so friendly, one even offered to carry my drinks for me....you don't get that much in London these days! I got chatting to a few people... More 

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With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this 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 these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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