Escape Sports Bar

If your first reaction on entering this sports-bar-cum-estate-pub is to want to escape it, note the dedicated oche up the stairs on the right hand side of the bar. Those that play here regularly give positive reviews. On my 2022 visit someone drew up in a car with tinted windows and proceeded to promise the landlord that the rest of the money would be with him soon. As a boozer, it is cavernous and rough around the edges. As a darting venue, it is great.

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  1. Ajith Bhojani

    I played here every Thursday with my mate after work when it was JD Sports Pub back in 2003. Then it was taken over by Ravi, a Sri Lankan and I persuaded him to carry on the darting tradition and I organised the darting setup complete with raised ockey (now removed) and electronic scoreboard. There are 2 boards, one on a kind of indoor balcony as you enter the pub, and the other in the rear function room. The balcony is quite intimate but I like it as you can really get into a zone. The rear board is much more spacious but constant interruptions due to the entrance to the smoking area means that quite often concentration can be broken.

    Its my favourite venue in London. Had played my best darts there and after a nice long gruelling game we go up Camden Town for some post match drinks.


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2 Lidlington Place

Pub type



Camden NW1