Rack ‘em up- London’s best pool halls

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There are all kinds of sports venues in and around London that offer a bit of fun for those looking for some friendly competition. If you’re not a fan of high-intensity sport and you fancy something a little more slow-paced and skilful then pick up a cue at one of the city’s many pool and snooker venues. Whether you’re looking for an exciting game of American eight-ball or you prefer a more tactical game of snooker, you’re sure to find the right table for you at one of these great London spots.

Number 1 London

London Bridge

This London Bridge-based venue is a regular hangout for the city’s pool hall junkies thanks to its great setup featuring a variety of different sized tables. Go head-to-head with your friends in a game of classic American eight-ball or face off on a smaller table in a game of traditional English pool. The hall is scattered with giant TV screens that are always playing the latest sporting events from around the world, which means you can keep an eye on how your favourite team is doing while you’re trying to pocket as many balls as possible. Enjoy live music from the in-house DJ as you spend the night laughing and potentially crying, depending how well you play.

Riley’s Sports Bar

Pool players and snooker fans will be familiar with this franchise and have probably been to one of their many locations around the country. Riley’s is an established brand in the pool community and has become one of the go-to spots for players everywhere. Rest assured that you’ll be playing on some of the best tables around when you walk into this classic pool hall in Victoria. Grab a drink and relax around the table as you try to beat your friends in a tense game of nine-ball. Take advantage of Riley’s membership plan so you can go back there when you visit our Montcalm Hotels, London.

Hurricane Room

This professional-standard Americana venue has something for everyone with a whole range of different pool and snooker tables. The modestly priced Hurricane Room boasts top-quality equipment that makes for a great game of pool. If you want to up your game then check out the in-house cue shops where you can browse a selection of high-end snooker and pool cues. If you really want to get competitive then take part in a game of poker at tables that regularly host open tournaments.


In the trendy Clerkenwell District not too far from the Montcalm at the Brewery you’ll find one of coolest pool halls in London. 1920 is known for its warm atmosphere and contemporary décor. The bright orange pool tables provide the stage for chalked-up competition throughout the night. The suave leather cladding creates a luxury setting that’ll have you feeling like you’re playing in a swanky 60’s pool hall. The venue can be hired out for events where you can witness an amazing display of skill and showmanship from resident trick shot master and pool professional Rico.