Board Games Cafe, London

Our fair city of London, with so much to see and so much to do it's a wonder that there aren't more of us clambering aboard the rail network and trying to squeeze ourselves onto the streets and avenues of the capital. And as someone once said "A bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else."

Now, of course, London has a wide variety of places to go and things to see: The London Eye, Big Ben, Hyde Park, Oxford Street, Carnaby Street, Harrods, Picadilly Circus and so on, as well as an overwhelming number of bars, pubs and restaurants in which to take a libation and recover ready for the next art gallery. It's no wonder then that there are also a number of board game cafes in London, places to play the latest offering from Matt Leacock and eat cake. Forget playing Scrabble or Chess and knuckle down for a 3 hours epic run into Gloomhaven or Agricola.

So if you are looking for a london gaming cafe, here are a few of the more popular board game cafes London has to offer, in no particular order.

Some places to play board games in a cafe in London

Men playing the board game draughts although not in London

Draughts, Hackney & Waterloo

Draughts, Hackney was the very first board game cafe in London and is now well established with 2 locations in the capital: the original in Hackney and the second in Waterloo that opened in June 2018.

Entry is £5.00 per person and this will let you have as much time playing games as you like, choosing from any of the 800+ games from their board game library. As well as the games they offer a fully licensed bar and cafe offering a host of food from Tacos to Burgers.

Draughts, Board Game Cafe - The Locations

Hackney: Arch 337, Acton Mews, London E8 4EA

Waterloo: Arch 16, Leake St, London SE1 7NN

Proceed Clockwise like the ticking hands of this clock

Proceed Clockwise, Shoreditch

Get yourself down to Nathan Barley's town and get a load of Proceed Clockwise. A board game cafe in trendy Shoreditch with over 500 games on offer and a fine selection of drinks and eats including pizza, coffee and of course some of the World's finest craft beers.

As with Draughts, the price is £5.00 per person which gets you as much time as you need to battle through the Lovecraftian nightmare that is Eldritch Horror or take on the card drafting, civilisation spanning challenge of 7 Wonders Duel.

Proceed Clockwise, Board Game Cafe - The Location

Shoreditch: 150 Bethnal Green Road, E2 6DG

Not quite The Library Pot board game cafe but some books

The Library Pot, Richmond

A quirky, friendly establishment situated a meeple's throw away from Kew Gardens, The Library Pot is a great place to meet new gamers and get involved with a local gaming club. Serving great food and drinks and over 555 tabletop games to entertain.

This particular board game cafe has no cover charge, they merely require a minimum spend of £5.00 per person per hour and on the weekends it is £5.00 per person per session for board games.

The Library Pot - The Location

Richmond: 86 Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2PQ