Whether you’re just looking to throw a couple of darts between rounds of drinks or trying to put together a proper competition with your mates, you’re sure to hit the bullseye in the capital. There’s a plethora of darts bars, dedicated dart-playing venues, pubs with interactive dartboards and other places where you can play this popular game. Find out where to play darts in London in our guide and you’ll be sure to hit your mark.
Where to play darts in London
In this guide
The best bars & dart pubs in London
- Flight Club – Social darts haven
- Sports Bar & Grill – Live sports with entertainment
- Strike – Bowling alley with state-of-the-art darts
- The Alexandra – Darts Club Clapham
- The Old Tea Warehouse – Darts Club Aldgate
- Oche – Gastro gaming
- The Moretown Belle – Vibrant sports bar
- Hawkins Forge – Upbeat pub with different activities
- The Rookwood Village – Interactive darts
- The Beehive – Private games room
- Honourable mention
The best bars & dart pubs in London
Social darts haven
Found around the city, Flight Clubs are dedicated dart-throwing bars that also serve expertly mixed cocktails in classy interiors. The bookable semi-private oches feature a state-of-the-art dartboard, making keeping score with your mates a cinch even with the cocktails flowing. The convivial atmosphere and elegant setting will have you feeling like a pro in no time.
Live sports with entertainment
If you’re looking for some casual entertainment during halftime or some friendly competition with your mates, several Sports Bar & Grill locations around London offer electronic dartboards in addition to the signature live sports. Some also have pool tables, and you can get British and American pub favourites at all of them. Taken together, it’s dangerously easy to keep hanging out here long after the match is over.
Bowling alley with state-of-the-art darts
A luxurious bowling alley in the country’s oldest brewery, Strike also offers darts to keep the party going. The state-of-the-art boards do the scoring for you and feature a variety of different games. Meanwhile, the bar serves up classic cocktails, hard shakes and floats, as well as locally brewed beers and more. If you’re hungry, there are indulgent burgers, pancakes and desserts ready to take care of you.
Darts Club Clapham
Clapham’s The Alexandra is a traditional choice for sports fans, with a history going back 150 years. In addition to the two projectors and five HD TVs showing live sports, it offers the chance to get a little taste of competition at its branch of Darts Club London. You can book an oche and get to throwing with your mates while enjoying classic cocktails, pizzas and craft beers.
Darts Club Aldgate
The counterpart to Darts Club Clapham can be found at The Old Tea Warehouse, a traditional pub in the City. In addition to a private patio and a basement function room, the establishment has electronic dartboards that are primed for some friendly competition. There are also plenty of pub food classics such as burgers and fish ‘n’ chips on the menu, as well as beers from London’s finest brewers.
Expanding its internationally successful gastro gaming concept to London, Oche brings together darts and dining. At the sleek polished wood oches, you can play different darts variants on the high-tech dartboards, as well as enjoy sharing menus of delightfully arranged international nibbles. Signature cocktails are available, and the venue can also host corporate events such as team buildings and conferences.
Vibrant sports bar
A full-on sports bar near the Tower of London, The Moretown Belle boasts as many as 31 UHD screens and multi-screen walls. If that’s not enough sports entertainment for you, the modern, neon-tinged venue also features dartboards and pool tables. There’s a menu of pub classics to enjoy, as well as a terrace for outdoors relaxation.
Upbeat pub with different activities
A lively pub in the heart of Battersea, Hawkins Forge is decorated with remnants of the blacksmith workshop that used to occupy the premises. The cosy establishment has an open-plan layout across several levels, ensuring you can find the right space to suit your needs, regardless of whether you’re looking for tasty pub grub, a bout of drinking with your friends, hoping to catch a football match or, indeed, play darts.
With leather booths, exposed brick walls and copper-wire lighting, this contemporary pub next to Wanstead Flats provides a cosy setting for any occasion. In addition to an outdoor terrace and a broad menu of favourites such as pizzas and burgers, The Rookwood Village offers oches with interactive dartboards. In addition to classic dart games, you can play variants such as the grid-clearing Hexa-Gone or the bullseye-chasing Robin Hood.
Private games room
The eclectic Beehive Pub in Tottenham boasts not just a welcoming beer garden, but also separate indoor areas, including a Games Room. The space can fit upwards of 35 people and features a large TV for live sports, as well as a dartboard. It makes for a great choice for an informal celebration, football viewing party or other occasion, with traditional pub grub and an assortment of brews on hand to add to the relaxed vibe.
PDC World Darts Championship
Even though you’d have a hard time playing darts at Alexandra Palace throughout the year, this historic venue nonetheless plays an important role in any serious darts aficionado’s life. Ally Pally has hosted the annual PDC World Darts Championship, one of the three most prestigious events in the sport, since 2008, with the best in the game competing over a three-week festive period and the fans cheering them on. Tickets for the event are usually sold out months in advance, but sports bars and pubs around the capital are sure to be broadcasting it live throughout.