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 4th October 2022

Famous Three Kings, London

109 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.

The Shacklewell Arms

8 user reviews 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.

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.

Heist Bank

444 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.

The White Horse

122 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.

People's Park Tavern

560 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.


345 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.

Catford Bridge Tavern

138 user reviews 4

South London's Catford Bridge Tavern not only has a pool table, but also a huge beer garden come summer months. If the weather isn't playing ball, head inside for open fire places, cosy seating and a Caribbean twist on traditional menus.

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 Heathcote and Star

661 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.