Bricklayers Arms - Tottenham Court Road
31 Gresse St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1QS
After a long day shopping on Oxford Street kick back with some darts. Forget Harrods it's time for some arrows! This deceptively large pub is hidden away on a backstreet in Fitzrovia, but is an excellent option if you're looking for a game of darts in central London. From the entrance the front room of the pub looks too small to accommodate many drinkers, but around the back of the bar is a second room with a dartboard and upstairs is further seating. The smaller bar with the dartboard has just two tables so if you're in for the long haul you're unlikely to be interrupted by pissed-up 'friends'. There are plenty of other pubs on Charlotte street more likely to attract the tourists and locals so the bars usually reasonably empty, but just one board means thats you might need to be early to get a game.
Easy to get on the board?
The competition from other pubs means the Bricklayers arms isn't as busy as other darts pubs inc central London, but it's a nice place to settle in for a long session so once people are playing here the games last longer. No leagues operate in the pub, so most nights the board should be available for walk on. If the board's busy then the One Tun and the Champion are solid local alternatives http://www.dartslondon.co.uk/pubs/one-tun-goodge-street http://www.dartslondon.co.uk/pubs/the-champion-oxford-circus
Rest of pub
Upstairs is like a cosy little living room, with an attached bar, so perfect to settle down in after an exhausting darts workout. Kick back, just like in your own place, watch 4 hours of league one football and question your life choices.
A Sam Smiths pub, so you know what you're getting at decent prices.
How to get there
3 minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road or Goodge Street, or within 15 minutes from Oxford Circus, Warren Street, Holborn, Great Portland Street, Euston Square, Russell Square