Where to play pool in London
Discover bars and pubs where you can play pool in London with our definitive guide! 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 10th August 2016
Hidden beneath Jamie's is a neat wee games room and private hire space for all your pool hankerings. A 60 capacity hang-out with pool tables, darts and billiards to boot, not only can you head down for a corker of a match with your mates, there's drinks deals and craft beer to boot.
Great for sports fans, catch the big match on the big screen with Sky Sports channels available and cheer on your best team, before your own big game on the pool table. Right in the bustling heart of the City of London, this is the perfect place to pile in and grab a cue.
Looking for a place to enjoy a few bevvies and play a couple of games of pool? Look no further than The Chelsea Pensioner. Take advantage of their happy hour from 4pm – 9pm any weekday offering, bottles of lager and spirits and mixers for £2.90, a bottle of wine for £10 and Prosecco for just £15. A game of pool accompanied by quality drinks, what more could you need?
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, a few 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.
This pool table is shrouded in the coolest of cool venues, with trendy vibes in every corner. Bare brickwork, neon signs, 'party cages' and a great selection of cocktails and grilled goodies are all fun accompaniments to your big match around the pool table.
Laid-back and inviting, the Ludgate Club Room offers a chilled out place to enjoy a few games near to St. Paul’s. There’s a good flow of craft beers and cocktails and the venue can be hired exclusively, free of charge on weekdays with just a modest minimum spend to consider.
Calling all sports enthusiasts and those who love a game of pool or two, Rileys sports bar in Haymarket is the ultimate late night den for drinking, socialising and playing pool in London. Cotchin' in the heart of the West End and decked out with pool tables, table tennis, darts and HD screens to lap up all the sports, Rileys is the one for activities.
Styled like a New York pool house, 1920's Bar is a chic cocktail 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. Available to private hire for awesome nights of pool with your friends in a unique London bar. For a cool night out head to 1920's Bar.
Offering a stunning interior design that features hunting lodge antler furniture, 1950s stained glass and an antique, silver-leafed billiard table, this is one spectacular place to play some pool (and by pool, we mean billiards). If only the most refined surroundings for your pool antics will do, The Billiard Room at the Sanderson Hotel is a must.
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If you're looking to enjoy a few games of pool over a few 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 for you to deliver a pool masterclass to your mates on. There's live sports on the screens, plenty of boozy options and a league if you fancy turning out regularly.