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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 […]

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 […]

Green Man

Angel N1

The board is tucked into the corner next to the pool tables. This place used to be a little rough around the edges; post-pandemic it’s rougher , and, it seems, not a lot of darts get thrown here these days. It is just about the only remaining choice if you want to throw darts in […]

Artful Dodger

Aldgate E1 and City EC3

A locals pub with league teams far away from the feel of the City. No reports of a pocket or two being picked here, and there’s certainly no food, glorious food. It is a suprise that so far no developer has stepped forward who will buy it. I’d do anything for more pubs like this, […]


King’s Cross and Holborn WC1

Always welcoming old-fashioned locals boozer just a few minutes away from Kings Cross. The oche is on the right hand side of the bar, and is a little tight for anyone who throws from the right of centre. Like a few other central London pubs in 2024, the staff report a big upsurge in usage […]

Traders Inn

Edgware Road NW1 NW8 W1H

Increasingly isolated locals pub with a dedicated darts area to the right of the bar. There’s a fair chance that throwing darts will lead to making a range of new friends, regardless of whether you want to. Always loud and friendly when I’ve visited, but not everyone’s cup of tea. I can’t quite understand how […]

Sea Horse

City EC2 EC4

Small, and perfectly formed – one of the capital’s smaller darts venues, which continues to be very well used and maintain a confusing charm. Although space is tight, a piece of perspex keeps punters safe. Like many central London darts pubs, I’ve never won any form of darts I’ve played here.

Prince Arthur

Old Street and Hoxton EC1 EC2 N1

Beautiful backstreet boozer with a board upstairs in a room that can be hired out (unseen on 2022 visit due to a private function taking place). For the darts pub historian, this place has changed somewhat since Dixie, former boxer and landlord of 30 years (and, possibly, a star of This is Your Life!) moved […]

Pride of Pimlico

Victoria and Pimlico SW1

A total refurb at some point during the pandemic has resulted in the board now sitting at the rear right of the pub in a dedicated space – so, as a venue, it is much improved. The clientele, however, remains much the same – very local – but, unlike other slightly rough locals boozers, this […]


Vauxhall SW8 & Kennington SE11

With three boards, multiple teams on most evenings, regular competitions, and an outstanding collection of darts trophies, this boozer is right up there as one of the best darts pubs in London. It’s a proper place, run by the Nolan family (and there’s even a copy of my book somewhere on the premises!) A note […]

Golden Lion

Camden NW1

Old fashioned and isolated boozer with a board at the back on the right. Survived numerous threats of closure in the past, described in fascinating detail in this article. Somehow survived the pandemic. Worth playing at for several reasons.

Cock Tavern

Euston NW1

Somehow this pub remains open, and by all accounts experiencing it in full throng is worth the price of a pint of Guinness (which is oddly cheap here). The board is in the left hand bar near the pool table, and is in plenty of space with no obstructions. The pub is ropey around the […]