Where To Play Pool In London

Whether you’re the Ronnie O’Sullivan of the pool world or still unsure exactly which end of the cue to hold, there’s nothing like a bit of competitive socialising on your night out. We’ve drawn up a list of recommended places with pool tables in London, and we’ve even let you know which ones serve food, are open all night, turn into nightclubs and have ping pong tables, too.

Last updated on 1st October 2021




The Heathcote and Star

546 user reviews 5

Not just a lovingly restored East End boozer, also a neighbourhood gem, The Heathcote and Star is bringing all sorts of fun to Leyton. Whether it's a casual date night or catch up with your mates, the pub has games, craft beer and hearty dinner plates.

Heist Bank

376 user reviews 5

Head over to West London to discover quirky and cool venue, Heist Bank, a spot that mixes up industrial with homely touches. Located in Paddington, the bar serves stone-baked pizza, ice cold craft beer and has a pool table for a few games.

Number 1 London

6 user reviews 4

Number 1 London offers quite a lot for the avid pool player: three American sized pool tables, two English pool tables, 12 50” Sport screens, great beer and wonderful cocktails. At night, they bring out their talented DJs for a genuine club experience, while they also have a foosball and ping pong tables for extra competitive entertainment.

The Shacklewell Arms

1 user review 5

If you find yourself in Dalston and have a craving to play a game of pool, head over to The Shacklewell Arms. Play a game or two while sipping on one of their delicious drinks, then maybe even catch some live music in their back room after.

The White Horse

87 user reviews 4

Serving thirsty Londoners since the 1800s, this southeast boozer is one of Peckham's finest. Go for the tasty dining offering and stay for a pub quiz and pool table. If you're after something a bit more musical, then it's live jazz or DJs for you.

Famous Three Kings

53 user reviews 4

Known as one of the best pubs in London to watch live sport, Famous Three Kings comes out tops thanks to its wall-to-wall screens and full-sized pool tables. Swing by on the weekend to take full advantage of the tasty sharing plates on offer, from wings to nachos.

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If you're looking to enjoy a few games of pool over a couple of pints close to Victoria, it's all about Riley's. One of the leading sports bars in the city, there's no less than 5 snooker tables as well as 4 English and 12 American pool tables; plus, plenty of TV screens to catch all the professional action.

People's Park Tavern

459 user reviews 4

Looking for a friendly pub with games in Hackney? Okay so it's not exactly a pool table, but for those wanting to try a cue based game with a little bit of history behind it, playing some games of billiards at the People's Park Tavern should do the trick. Come for a few games in the summertime then head out to their suntrap beer garden on the fringes of Victoria Park.

1920 Bar

30 user reviews 4

Styled like a New York pool house, 1920s Bar is a chilled bar with decking, lipstick red furniture and a fun-time party vibe. Their DJs kick up a storm on the decks with a mix of your favourite tunes from all genres, while you get competitive on their 8ft American pool tables.

Greenwood

42 user reviews 4

Based in London's Victoria, Greenwood has drawn in crowds from across London with its offering of great food, ice-cold craft beer and a handful of fun pool tables. The food and drink menu is, of course, the headliner here, but it's the sports bar that's really caught out attention. With pool tables, big screen TVs and all your favourite drinks at the bar, you'll struggle to find a better place to shoot some pool with your mates in London.