The best places in London to watch the World Cup

From boisterous bars to rooftop venues, here’s where to catch all the action from Russia

The World Cup kicks off in Moscow on June 14 – and bars across London will be screening all the action in the coming weeks. Here’s a guide to some of the best places in the capital to watch the matches…

Hope and Anchor, Brixton

The Brixton pub has screens inside and out showing the games, but if you fancy a more personal experience, tiki huts that come with their own private screens are also available to book. hopeandanchorbrixton.co.uk

Brosé on the Roof, Selfridges

If the weather stays good, the rooftop bar at Selfridges will be a great place to watch the World Cup. ‘Key matches’ will be shown on the big screen, so if you’re planning on catching Panama vs Tunisia it would be best to check ahead. The bar is open from June 19 to July 15 and no booking is required. selfridges.com

Fest, Camden

Fest at Camden’s Stables Market is showing every game of the tournament, with footy-themed food and drink, competitions and live music between the matches. So if the football is boring, there should be plenty to keep you entertained. festcamden.com

The Prince, West Brompton

Sport is very much the order of the summer at The Prince, a beautifully-renovated pub that is screening not just the World Cup, but also major matches from Wimbledon. Foodies are well served with Patty & Bun, Begging Bowl Canteen, Foley’s and Coqfighter all cooking up food onsite. Booking is advised. theprincelondon.com

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Flat Iron Square, Bankside

This foodie hub, packed with restaurants and street food stands, is a great place to settle in and watch the footy. Pick from pancakes, tacos, ramen and much more besides, and then grab your seat in front of the huge outdoor screen. Tables are available on a first come-first served basis. flatironsquare.co.uk

The Last Days of Shoreditch, Shoreditch

Another place to watch the matches outdoors and on a big screen. Food will be in plentiful supply with stalls selling BBQ meats, burgers and pizza, plus a well-stocked cocktail bar that will keep the booze flowing nicely. Booking ahead is a good idea, particularly for England’s matches. lastdaysofshoreditch.co.uk

Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen, Fitzrovia

An excellent pub to kick back in as the matches kick off. Special deals include a burger and beer for £10 and eight bottles of beer for £20. On June 17, DJs from Sao Paulo will be on hand to get the party started as Brazil take on Switzerland. jerusalembarandkitchen.com

Boxpark, Croydon

This ‘pop-up’ mall is packed with food stalls (The Breakfast Club, Chicago Rib Shack, Chilango and loads more), so you’ll be able to get well and truly stuck into the good stuff as the World Cup plays out on the big screen. Pitchers of beer and special deals on food will be available throughout the tournament. boxpark.co.uk/croydon/

Can you bear to watch England at the World Cup? (Getty)

Bar Kick, Shoreditch

This football-themed bar is the place to squeeze into if you fancy watching the World Cup amid a boisterous, friendly crowd. There’s table football too, if you fancy recreating whatever disasters the England team manage to come up with out in Russia. cafekick.co.uk/bar-kick/

Famous Three Kings, Fulham

One of London’s liveliest pubs to watch football in is going all out for Russia 2018, screening every match of the tournament. Priority seating and ‘beer towers’ for your table are available to book, which will save you a trip, or two, to the bar. craft-pubs.co.uk

Katzenjammers, London Bridge

Germany look a good bet to win back-to-back World Cup – and if you want to see how they get on in appropriately Teutonic surroundings, head to this bier hall that will be showing all of Germany’s matches (plus England’s). Along with plenty of beer, there is a menu of Bavarian grub to keep you going. katzenjammers.co.uk


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