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#79 of 1,335 Nightlife in London
Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Tucked away but a little gem!

I visited Draughts as part of a trip to London to celebrate my son turning 18 and he has a love of... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Mark P
Different! Worth a visit

The variety of games is great, so there is a real attraction to revisit the place after your first... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I booked a table for 20 people for my birthday on sat 20th October evening and although the venue and the concept are brilliant, the staff were absolutely dreadful to us. One tallish waiter with brown hair seemed to have a real problem with our...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked a table from 2-4 and by half 3 we were being given reminders about when to leave. At 3.45 we were told to settle the bill. We told the staff that we were paying seperatyly so we would settle at the bar once...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

I visited Draughts as part of a trip to London to celebrate my son turning 18 and he has a love of board games. Not close to an underground but handy for the bus network or a pleasant walk. We received a warm welcome on...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I absolutely LOVED this place! I'm obsessed with board games and wanted to find a place where I could spend the day playing games that I never had before. It's set up in a nice fashion where you can play with the people you came...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

The variety of games is great, so there is a real attraction to revisit the place after your first - I suppose this is the indication of how good it is! The food and drink was professionally made, and as good as you'd expect from...More

Thank SummerJobber
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Loved this place, we went the the one in waterloo and decided to give it a go after eating at the Vietnamese reataurant next door. We loved it, had so many different choices. Wasnt something we would normally do but definately will be doing it...More

Thank Joey W
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Draughts has a brilliant selection of games and drinks. The staff are always super helpful to explain the games and give you the time to help you chose something new. It’s a really great place to go for a different experience. Sometimes service can be...More

Thank SheffieldFoodLover
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Draughts is a novel night out. Playing board games without the intrusion of the internet ( yes no wifi) makes it a really fun night out. The food also was really good. we went as a group and everybody was impressed with the concept as...More

1  Thank LouisWood
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We went to Draughts as the weather was not great and we had heard about this place so thought we would check it out. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the 4 hours flew by. A variety of games to pass the time and...More

Thank Reena M
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We went on a cold day for a fun day (2 people). We booked online and requested the table closest to the games shelf which we got. The staff were really friendly although one of them did seem quite confused and lost. She seemed like...More

1  Thank n123789
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9 October 2018|
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Response from LouisWood | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for not replying sooner. Only street parking. Overground station is about 100m away.
Gemma S
29 December 2017|
Response from nuwandabob | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would, especially if you want a table for 4 or more people. A couple of tables for 2 are usually available even if you arrive later, but they are small and gaming on those tends to be troublesome.
23 October 2016|
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Response from bubble1234 |
yes, if you go after 6.30pm or weekends