Central London pubs with dart boards

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White Horse

Soho and around W1

Surely the first ever wine-led 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

A temporary closure during 2022 due to discussions with the extremely kind and generous landlord about Covid related backpay put a large spanner in the works for anyone who needs a guaranteed darts venue somewhere fairly near Waterloo Station (i.e. me). However, in 2023 it is back in play, and as busy as ever. Fundamentally […]

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. The dedicated darts area holds three boards, and this remains one of the better new free darts venue in London in recent years, despite the fact that I had never seen anyone throw darts here, until I played a game in May […]

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…  

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 […]

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 […]

Kings Arms

Vauxhall SW8 & Kennington SE11

Large, old-fashioned, non-descript boozer – which if I lived nearby I would be very happy to know about. Probably the pub in this guide that I can think of the least to write about. So I googled it. Apparently it was called the Little Apple for a while, this version of the building was built […]

Steam Wine Bar

Aldgate E1 and City EC3

Not the sort of place you may expect to find darts, but a perfectly reasonably venue for a pre-booked throw, especially if you drink wine. Note that the venue is regularly closed in the evening for private events – including one, according to the 100 Not Out Honours Board by the stairs, featuring Eric Bristow.