Central London pubs with dart boards

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White Horse

Soho and around W1

Surely the first ever wine-lead pub which has a dart board, downstairs (there’s draught beer too). I wouldn’t expect to bump into someone you know on the oche, but I’ve had a friendly welcome and if you are into incongruous arrow-throwing this surely tops the pile.

Spots & Stripes

Waterloo SE1

OPEN AS AT JANUARY 2023, despite some closure during 2022 and a tosser of a landlord claiming Covid related backpay. A pool hall, and a very welcome one at that, with a row of dart boards nestled at the rear, adjacent to additional boards for individual league players only. Over the years, this place has […]

Small Beer Taproom

London Bridge and Borough SE1

Now open with a dart board … check opening times before visiting, but in late 2022 it was open Wednesday to Sunday, including Wednesday to Saturday nights. Not yet visited.

Adam & Eve

Victoria and Pimlico SW1

The board is tucked in an alcove on the right hand side of the bar, visible from the road, which is lucky, as I would never have found it otherwise. It looks a nice enough place to throw, and, if the King ever wants to follow in the footsteps of his Nan and Gramps (c.1937) […]

Sir Sydney Smith

Aldgate E1 and City EC3

If you like a pub with a dart board and a lot of bricks this is for you. There is a large and good quality dedicated darts area, it’s a friendly boozer, and the website even tells you when there are matches on so you know when it’s not free – https://www.sirsydneysmith.co.uk/darts. All in all […]

Moretown Belle

Aldgate E1 and City EC3

In one of London’s new-but-old quarters (Moretown, anyone?), sits London’s floweriest dart boards – alongside those in its sister pub the Griffin Belle. The dedicated darts area holds three boards, and this remains probably the best new free darts venue in London in recent years, despite the fact nobody has been throwing darts when I […]

Sports Bar and Grill

Clerkenwell and Farringdon EC1

Part of the pay-to-play revolution, I’m told by the woman behind the bar in 2022 in not quite those words. The boards have been removed but they are expecting them to be replaced ‘very soon’ with some form of ‘virtual darts but real ones’. I presume self-scoring oches are on their way real soon…  

Flight Club (Victoria)

Victoria and Pimlico SW1

The third London installment of social darts opened late in 2018, and has to be seen to be believed. The fairground in the sky includes merry-go-rounds, a room full of plates (ripe for the smashing), a teddy bear oche, and a telephone box disco – and some darts being played slowly by large groups having […]

Williams Ale and Cider House

Aldgate E1 and City EC3

Three boards situated next to each other at the back of the pub, and consistently helpful staff, make this a great place to throw some darts. It can get very loud, and certainly attracts some tossers. It’s also very confusing post-pandemic, when the busiest night is now apparently Tuesday (the new Thursday, which was once […]

Dog and Truck

Aldgate E1 and City EC3

The board is in the conservatory, which sounds a bit posh, but isn’t. It’s definitely not a darts pub, and tables are in the way of the board most of the time, but the staff on 2022 visit were helpful and ready to move the furniture. Feels like a nice place to while some time […]

Flight Club (Bloomsbury)

Covent Garden and WC2

The second iteration of the blue version of darts (see my review of the Shoreditch venue) is much like the first, but slightly better. Opened early in 2017, it’s something to behold. Obviously, until the scoring system works with your own darts, Flight Club is not a venue for the proper dart player, but this […]

Old Tea Warehouse

Aldgate E1 and City EC3

Home to Darts Club Aldgate – a room downstairs in this intriguing bar/pub with three fabulous oches and self-scoring boards. I kid you not!! [Insert clever science explanation]. A quieter and less fashionable version of Flight Club, with cheaper drinks. What’s the catch, I hear you cry? Well, £20 an hour an oche, plus the […]