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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

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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

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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 £53  30% 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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  41% 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 £141  35% 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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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
 
 
 
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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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Bar Music Hall
London > Nightlife > Bars
134 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A3AR | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
We couldn't help smiling at the idea of Bar Music Hall in Shoreditch, and headed down prepared for a truly soulless night of trendy tapas and ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 3rd May 2016 - 8pm
The Bedroom Bar, 62 Rivington Street, EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
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Minor Victories
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 3rd May 2016 - 7.30pm-11pm
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A | 3 minutes from The Elbow Room
The four-piece performs alternative rock music....More
 
 
 
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Kayan Kalhor
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 | 6 minutes from The Elbow Room
The three-time Grammy nominee performs his internationally acclaimed music on the kamancheh....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 venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice - a magazine ... More
 
 
 
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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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Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment >
Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Elbow Room
As the name suggests, Shoreditch Electric Light Station began life as an electricity generating station. Now home of Circus Space, the building, which dates back to ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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Merchants Tavern
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
35-42 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
Gordon Ramsay's former protege Angela Hartnett has gone into partnership with her boyfriend, Neil Borthwick (who she met at The Connaught), and the co-founders of Canteen, ... 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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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
 
 
 
School of Computer Technology
London > Education > Professional Training
73 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
... 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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Alexander Technique Centre
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Rivington Business Centre, 82 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
Alexander Technique ... More
 
 
 
Frame Shoreditch
London > Leisure > Fitness
29 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
At this Shoreditch dance, fitness and holistic studio getting fit doesn't feel like a chore. All classes at Frame are designed to be fun and with ... More
 
 
 
City Alexander Technique
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
62 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
Alexander Technique ... 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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The Book Club
London > Business > Venue Hire
100-106 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
... More
 
 
 
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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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We Are London
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2016 

Museum of London 23 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

A small display of commissioned photographs, in collaboration with press agency TNR, depicting the hustle and bustle of London crowds. ...More

Tattoo London
Tattoo London
Exhibitions | Until 8th May 2016 

Museum of London 23 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

Exploring the rich history of tattooing in London - looking back to the days when Captain Cook made his adventures ...More

 
Under London
Exhibitions | Until 3rd July 2016 

Museum of London 23 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

Object-focused photographs taken by world-renowned landscape photographer, Simon Norfolk which capture ten objects found at archaeological digs across the capital ...More

Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers
Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2016 

Barbican Art Gallery 1.36 miles from The Elbow Room

Celebrated British photographer Martin Parr curates this Barbican exhibition which looks at how ...More

 
Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep
Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep
Exhibitions | Until 10th July 2016 

Barbican - Curve Gallery 1.36 miles from The Elbow Room

For his first major London commission award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for ...More

 
Architecture on Stage: John Lanchester In Conversation With Rowan Moore
Exhibitions | On 3rd May 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Elbow Room

A discussion of the issues at stake with the election of a new mayor....More

Designing For A Living City
Exhibitions | Until 16th October 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Elbow Room

Prints, photographs, original fittings, archival illustrations, leaflets, brochures and films tracing the controversial design of the residential development, looking at ...More

Imran Qureshi: Where The Shadows Are So Deep
Exhibitions | Until 10th July 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Elbow Room

A sequence of exquisite miniature paintings that begin with a gentle theme, eventually becoming darker in tone by the award-winning ...More

Strange And Familiar: Britain As Revealed By International Photographers
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Elbow Room

British artist Martin Parr curates a portrait of the social, cultural and political identity of the UK, told through the ...More

Towards The Mean: Sampling Britishness Today
Exhibitions | Until 30th May 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Elbow Room

An interactive installation exploring ideas of identity and what it means to be British today....More

 
 
 
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