Draughts Waterloo


As one of London’s original competitive socialising venues, Draughts holds a special place in the hearts of concept bar lovers. For over seven years, our seminal board game café has brought together a melting pot of diversity, from avid gamers to nervous first-timers, from first dates, to lifelong friends, and visiting families.

Tucked away inside a repurposed railway arch, Draughts Waterloo is located within the notoriously cool Leake Street Graffiti tunnel, less than two minutes from the London Eye and under Waterloo station.

Not only do we offer carefully curated craft beers, excellent food, and an array of cocktails, but we also boast the most extensive private collection of Board Games anywhere in the capital. Access to our library provides hours of entertainment for our customers and unlocks the door to a world without technology.

Don’t get wrapped up in yet another social media discussion; if you must get lost, get lost in conversation. Join us at Draughts Waterloo and get lost in a board game for hours on end.


Draughts Gift Voucher
On sale until 31st Dec 2026
£15 - £150


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 0:00
Tuesday 11:00 0:00
Wednesday 11:00 0:00
Thursday 11:00 0:00
Friday 11:00 1:00
Saturday 10:00 1:00
Sunday 10:00 0:00



Draughts Waterloo, Arch 16, Leake Street, SE1 7NN



Nearest Station

Waterloo (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves American, British, Mexican and Bar Snacks food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Mezzanine Venue Hire 180 200 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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