- Aldgate E1 & EC3
- Angel N1
- Camden NW1
- City EC2 EC4
- Clerkenwell & Farringdon EC1
- Covent Garden & WC2
- Edgware Road NW1 NW8 W1H
- Euston NW1
- Kennington SE11
- Kings Cross & Holborn WC1
- London Bridge & Borough SE1
- Old Street & Hoxton EC1 EC2 N1
- Paddington W2
- Soho W1
- Victoria & Pimlico SW1
- Waterloo SE1
- 'Fives' board
- Outside the centre
Old Street & Hoxton EC1 EC2 N1Fashionable part of town on the edge of the City with several options, but few recommendations. Nearby areas: City, Angel, Aldgate.
Prince Arthur 49 Brunswick Place
If you've never been to this pub, you should make an effort to go as soon as possible. The oche takes up about 50% of the entire place, the landlord Dixie has been here 30 years, there are few pubs like this left in London, and I'm pretty sure it won't be like this for much longer. It is usually empty, and shuts early at weekends, but it's a throwback worth spending some time in.
Wenlock Arms 26 Wenlock Road
Fine local pub complete with grumpy barman - threatened with closure in 2010 and demolition in 2011, and closed in March 2013 - but only for a few months for a refurb (apparently). The board was partly obscured by a door on last visit, and darts is not the best reason for visiting this excellent boozer, but don't let that stop you passing by for a quick throw.
Angel 73 City Road
The board is upstairs tucked away in the corner, but darts is an afterthought here (and the outside board that once lived in the smoking area has long gone).
Electricity Showrooms 39a Hoxton Square
Would you adam and eve it, there actually is a board in this uber-trendy venue, near the fire exit set of doors far away from the revolving entrance. Incongruous is the word you are looking for.
Old Fountain 3 Baldwin Street
A nice enough little boozer, but with an oche that is usually covered by chairs and tables, there's no guarantee of getting on the board.
Royal Star 220 City Road
Perfectly ok for a throw or two, if a little rough around the edges. As well as the board in the bar closest to City Road, out back there’s a function room where the team plays. Was the only player to lose my singles on my first and only appearance here.
Stag's Head 55 Orsman Road
Looks post-nuclear from the outside, but there was a gig on during the visit, and the place looked like a very miniscule Woodstock. As a result the board was unplayable, but this may not always be the case.