The Elbow Room

 
 

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ADDRESS
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.

 

LondonTown.com - The Elbow Room Location Map

 
 
 
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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London Events 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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Hotels near The Elbow Room

Near The Elbow Room
Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  28% 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 £90  33% 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
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  25% off
3 South Place, EC2M | 9 minutes from The Elbow Room
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Bars nearest The Elbow Room

Nearest to The Elbow Room
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
#vypesocial
London > Nightlife > Bars
66 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, , Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Elbow Room
#vypesocial is the UK's first dedicated e-cigarette bar, where smoking-breaks no longer disrupt nights out. #vypesocial wants to reunite smokers and non-smokers and redefine social ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near The Elbow Room

The Elbow Room clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near The Elbow Room

Near The Elbow Room
Today Only
Challenge Your Comfort Zone: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 2nd August 2014 - 11.30am-12.45pm
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 3 minutes from The Elbow Room
Challenge yourself, and step out of your comfort zone. Join us as we venture into the uncomfortable and expand your potential....More
 
 
 
Ends Today
Celia Paul
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st July, 1st August and 2nd August 2014 - 10am-6pm
Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, N1 | 14 minutes from The Elbow Room
Recent paintings including a series of self-portraits and studies of landscapes and interiors....More
 
 
 
Ends Today
Secundino Hernandez
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st July, 1st August and 2nd August 2014 - 10am-6pm
Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, N1 | 14 minutes from The Elbow Room
...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Elbow Room

Near The Elbow Room
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment >
Coronet Street, 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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Sights and Attractions near The Elbow Room

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Elbow Room
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
20 Hoxton Square
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Elbow Room
This spacious gallery strategically situated opposite White Cube in Hoxton Square opened in 2007 and is run by co-directors Richard Graham, Adam Waymouth and Alex Dellal. ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near The Elbow Room

The best shops and markets near The Elbow Room
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Restaurants near The Elbow Room

What are the best dining options near The Elbow Room London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Merchants Tavern
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
35-42 Charlotte Road, 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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Education near The Elbow Room

Near The Elbow Room
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Leisure near The Elbow Room

The Elbow Room gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, 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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near The Elbow Room

The best pubs near London The Elbow Room.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Meeting venue hire near The Elbow Room

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Elbow Room.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The HAC Grounds
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Road, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from The Elbow Room
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
 

Also in Curtain Road

Our recommendations in the same street as The Elbow Room

 
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104-108
Pool
 
 
 
104
 
 
128
Goose
 
 

Alternate names and popular misspellings for The Elbow Room

The Elbow Room, The Elbow Rom
 
 

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Rapture Presents
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd August 2014 

The Hoxton Pony 1 minute walk from The Elbow Room

A DJ set from Ibiza legend Tony English, who has ignited dance floors around the world for quite some time....More

The Queens Of Hip-Hop
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd August 2014 

The Book Club 1 minute walk from The Elbow Room

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Bangarang
Concerts | On 2nd August 2014 

Strongroom 1 minute walk from The Elbow Room

Wreck It Up Crew supplies all forms of reggae from ska, dancehall, rocksteady and roots....More

Disorder Presents
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd August 2014 

The Old Blue Last 1 minute walk from The Elbow Room

Resident DJs spin pop and rock. With live sets from Felt Tip, Hush! and The Starkins....More

Re:Up
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd August 2014 

The Bedroom Bar 2 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

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Take Me To Bed
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd August 2014 

The Bedroom Bar 2 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

Young Lee of OKMA fame provides funk, disco, Latin grooves, Afro beats and electronic wobbly bass....More

Switched
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd August 2014 

Cargo 2 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

Switched DJs supply the finest eclectic deep house, nu-disco and electronic sounds....More

Secluded
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd August 2014 

Cargo 2 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

Kirk Paten, Fi la Funk, Daniel Napier, Lee Freeland and Francois Jean supply house music....More

Saturday Night Comedy Show
Comedy | On 2nd August 2014 

Comedy Cafe 2 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

Observational humour from Martin Davis. Plus Jim Grant and MC Jimmy James Jones....More

Bloc Party
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd August 2014 

Favela London 2 minutes walk from The Elbow Room

DJ Deany Seagulls plays soul, R&B, Latin and rock....More

 
 
 
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