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

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

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Hoxton Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
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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 £58  37% off
    275 Old Street, EC1V | 3 minutes from The Elbow Room
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    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th December 2015 to 23rd January 2016
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 13 minutes from The Elbow Room
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    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 13 minutes from The Elbow Room
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    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 13 minutes from The Elbow Room
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    43 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
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    London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
    46 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E27DP | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
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    57 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Elbow Room
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    London > Restaurants >
    77 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | Same location as The Elbow Room
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    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    42 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
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    35-42 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
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    Workers' Educational Association
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    4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
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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
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    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 9 minutes from The Elbow Room
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    95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 9 minutes from The Elbow Room
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    London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
    Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 12 minutes from The Elbow Room
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    63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
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    The Princess of Shoreditch
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    76 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Elbow Room
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    The Fox
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    28-30 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from 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
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    City Road, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Elbow Room
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    Christ Church Spitalfields
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 10 minutes from The Elbow Room
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    Glasshouse
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th August 2015 

    The Hoxton Pony 1 minute walk from The Elbow Room

    DJ Chux, Latmun, Pasquale and KiNiG supply house, R&B and hip hop....More

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2015 

    Cargo 2 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

    DJs Daniel Pozzebon, Montana Cruz and Wade Teo spin an eclectic mix of sounds and floorfillers over two rooms....More

    Saturday Night Comedy Show
    Comedy | On 29th August 2015 

    Comedy Cafe 2 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

    MC Jimmy James Jones oversees gentle cynicism from David Ward, plus Andrew Bird and Martin Davis...More

    Atlantic Soul Orchestra
    Concerts | Until 26th September 2015 

    The Blues Kitchen 2 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

    The band plays a selection of soul hits....More

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    Foodie Events | Until 19th December 2015 

    Euro Car Parks 3 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th August 2015 

    XOYO 4 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th August 2015 

    Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 4 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

    DJ Odin and Danny Sanchez supply house, hip hop, trap and R&B....More

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    Concerts | On 29th August 2015 

    Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 4 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

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    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th August 2015 

    The Basing House 5 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

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