The Elbow Room †

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97-113 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3BS
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It's a concept that really shouldn't work, this combination poolroom and nightclub, especially with decor which seems to have been based on the bar of a cheap airport hotel in Southern Europe.

But for some reason we can't quite explain, a trip to The Elbow Room is always great fun. The pool tables attract a wider variety of punters than most London venues can pull in, and the low-level competition gives the place a convivial air that smarter bars in this area struggle to achieve.


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Old Street Tube Station
6 minutes walk
Liverpool Street Tube Station
11 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Hoxton Overground Station
11 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Leonard Street Car Park
1 minutes walk
Great Eastern Street NCP
2 minutes walk

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Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £56† 42% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 3 minutes from The Elbow Room
Modern and functional, you get what you pay for at this middle ranking hotel close to the City and the reasonable rates mean that it fills ... More
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £91† 30% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Elbow Room
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £127† 34% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 3 minutes from The Elbow Room
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
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Alternative Bars nearest The Elbow Room

Nearest to The Elbow Room
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The Woods
London > Nightlife > Bars
54-56 Great Eastern Street, EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
100 capacity, free entry, late night bar in Shoreditch which brings together key cultural influencers to host a different night every ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hoxton Pony
London > Nightlife > Bars
104-108 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
Cocktails are among the best in town at this 400-capacity bar and restaurant, which opened in Shoreditch in May 2008. The high calibre of the imaginatively-mixed ... More
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Old Street Records
London > Nightlife > Bars
350-354 Old Street, EC1V | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
Having won over the masses south of the river with their record store-inspired venues, Venn St. Records and Northcote Records, the vibe continues East ... More
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Nightlife near The Elbow Room

The Elbow Room clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
This bohemian boozer was an integral part of the Shoreditch explosion. Tucked away down a cobbled East End alley it was originally a mecca for local ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cargo
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
Cargo were pioneers of the multi-tasking MDF concept (that's Music-Dance-Food, not cheap fibreboard) and boast one of the most imaginative live music line-ups in the capital, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Plastic People
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
147-149 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
Don't come to Plastic People expecting a stylish bar and the latest trendy cocktails. There's nothing fancy about this basement club, but what it does offer ... More
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New Zealand Beer Collective Tasting Session
London > Events > Leisure †Dates: Tuesday 22nd August 2017 - 7pm-9pm
The Elbow Room, 120-124 Curtain Road, EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
Food & Drink, Drink & Tastings....More
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Red Bull Studios Presents Polly Nor - It's Called Art Mum, Look It Up
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd August 2017 - 11am-7pm
The Elbow Room, 31 New Inn Yard, EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More
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Destiny's Child: A 16-Piece Orchestra Perform The Greatest Hits
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Tuesday 22nd August 2017 - 7pm-10pm
The Elbow Room, 32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A | 4 minutes from The Elbow Room
The Re:Imagine orchestra cover the hits of the famous girl group....More
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The Old Blue Last
London > Entertainment > Live Music
38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
The Old Blue Last is a legendary pub and live music venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice - a ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
Don't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It may ... More
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Village Underground
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Elbow Room
Easily recognisable for its disused tube carriages elevated well above the ground, Village Underground is an evolving project in Shoreditch building an ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Elbow Room
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71a Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
71a Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
71a is a gallery and events space in East London hosting everything from film screenings to exhibitions and parties to panels.... More
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Rivington Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
The first newly built public art gallery in London since the Hayward Gallery opened in 1968, Rivington Place is a beautiful glass fronted building designed by ... More
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Iniva
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8-9 Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
Opened on 5th October 2007, this Rivington Place art gallery is a £8m public building dedicated to culturally diverse visual arts. It's a joint venture between ... More
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The best shops and markets near The Elbow Room
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Kemistry Gallery
London > Shopping > Art and Design
43 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
An independent Shoreditch gallery dedicated to exhibiting outstanding graphic design. Artists represented include James Joyce, a London-based artist and designer whose clients including Nike, Levi's, Wallpaper*, ... More
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Murdock
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
46 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E27DP | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
Well groomed gentlemen come to Murdock's for an old fashioned wet shave, a hair cut and - for the more discerning - a manicure and shoe ... More
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Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium
London > Shopping > Specialists
57 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Elbow Room
Tea and sex, how very British! This friendly boutique in Hoxton Square offers girlies the chance to seek out kinky playthings, books and erotica, in a ... More
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Beard to Tail
London > Restaurants >
77 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | Same location as The Elbow Room
You've heard of Nose to Tail (pioneered by Fergus Henderson at St John) but how about Beard to Tail? This restaurant, opening in September 2012 on ... More
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Flat Iron, Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
77 Curtain Road, EC2A | Same location as The Elbow Room
The fourth member of the Flat Iron family, this Shoreditch branch will be the first to open outside of central London, bringing ... More
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Apostrophe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
42 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
Apostrophe are a fast expanding chain of boulangerie / patisseries with a reputation for superb coffee which is their main stock in trade. Proprietor Amir Chen ... More
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Near The Elbow Room
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 6 minutes from The Elbow Room
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 9 minutes from The Elbow Room
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
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The Elbow Room gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 9 minutes from The Elbow Room
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 9 minutes from The Elbow Room
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 12 minutes from The Elbow Room
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
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The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
This bohemian boozer was an integral part of the Shoreditch explosion. Tucked away down a cobbled East End alley it was originally a mecca for local ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Princess of Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
Take the spiral staircase up out of this busy Old Street boozer and you find yourself in a small, chic dining room with big picture windows, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fox
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
28-30 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Elbow Room
Ideally located away from the chaos of the City and in the trendy and thriving Shoreditch area, The Fox is a stylish gastropub offering food and ... More
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Elbow Room.
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 3 minutes from The Elbow Room
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
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The HAC Grounds
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Road, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Elbow Room
... More
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 10 minutes from The Elbow Room
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More

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New Zealand Beer Collective Tasting Session
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