Best London Pubs and Restaurants to Watch Football, Rugby and Tennis
If you love nothing more than a cold pint, good vibes and a bit of sport on the telly, you’re spoilt for choice right now. Between the Euros, Wimbledon and this weekend’s Lions Tour in South Africa, your viewing schedule is chock-a-block – but how do you decide the best place to tune in?
If you’re in the capital, there are literally loads of places to quench your thirst and get your fix. We’ve rounded up some of the best London pubs, restaurants and outdoor beer gardens to enjoy the action.
For live sports fans, atmosphere matters, and it doesn’t get much better than Irish pub The Faltering Fullback in Finsbury Park, a true hidden gem and a fantastic spot to watch big-screen action. In Fulham, Famous Three Kings delivers the same energy, putting up epic pub grub while showcasing the latest matches on multiple giant screens.
In Shoreditch, Bar Kick is the place to go for live sport, good food and some of the tastiest craft beer in the city. Just 20 minutes away by car, Covent Garden’s Porterhouse keeps the beer flowing and the action going late into the night.
Where to watch Wimbledon in London
For those not relaxing by the Centre Court with strawberries and cream, perhaps the local pub garden will help satisfy the tennis craving.
Superb London venues where you can watch Wimbledon include Bluebird Chelsea, offering a Summer of Sports on its sun-soaked terrace, and The Dog & Fox, actually in Wimbledon, where you can choose between five different bars or an open outdoors viewing area.
For those looking for an even more immersive experience, Big Screen offers an outdoors cinema, alongside music, food, champagne, and, of course, strawberries and cream.
Where to watch the Lions Tour 2021 in London
The highs and lows, scrums and touchdowns of the Lions Tour 2021 wouldn’t be complete without a beer in hand, celebrating with equally excited fans and soaking up the atmosphere that only comes with a nail-biting match.
Enjoy all of this and more at some of London’s top rugby-viewing venues. Porky’s Bankside offers a full English Breakfast with every rugby game ticket to satisfy our craving for hearty food alongside every gripping match. Or celebrate into the early hours at Zoo Bar, where you can start your evening with rugby and table service, then party on with cheap drinks, cocktails and shots late into the night.
Where to watch the Euros in London
London is buzzing with the excitement of the Euros. You don’t have to go far to find a pub or bar playing a match, with fans roaring, booing and enjoying the long-awaited championship. But where are the best sports bars in London to watch football?
The Coal Hole offers the quintessential British pub experience in Central London, with real ales on tap and football on all screens. Alternatively, wander down to one of Boxpark’s locations in Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley for an all-encompassing enjoyment of football, drinks, street food, sunshine and good vibes.
Meanwhile, Costa Del Tottenham is the next best thing to being at the live event. The epic Euros warehouse can seat 300 excited football fans, who can enjoy two giant screens, a beer hall, street food, a sun terrace and a stadium-like atmosphere.
Click here for more ideas of where to watch the Euros in London in 2021.
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