Sports Bars in London

Looking for the perfect spot to settle down and watch the action as it unfolds? You've come to the right place. Including lavish bars with an HD screen and ice cold beer at every turn to intimate pubs oozing that match-day energy with junk food galore, this is our guide to the best sports bars in London.

For something more specific? Boxing bars in London. Football pubs in London. Rugby pubs in London.

Last updated on 23rd November 2021

Traditional Clapham boozer The Old Tavern is the place to be for watching live sport in London. With cosy interiors, projectors to catch the game and plenty of cheap craft pints on tap, you can't go wrong. Topping it off? Plate after plate of tasty Mexican food.

Royal Oak

170 user reviews 5

Perfect for a group dinner or a team night out, Royal Oak is a Willesden pub that's full of charm and character. Stocked with craft beers, fine wines and international spirits, as well a stunning garden and rooftop, this is one to head to for live sports in London.

Doggett's Coat & Badge

7 user reviews 4

Doggett's Coat & Badge is one of the best places to watch sport in Central London. Screening all of the biggest and best sporting events across the calendar, this Southbank pub will have you enjoying classic British plates and real ales as you catch all the action.

The Three Compasses

168 user reviews 5

The Three Compasses is a charming pub in Dalston. This local East End boozer finds its pleasure in screening all of the weekend games for punters as the friendly bar staff keep the pints coming long after full time.

The Rectory

76 user reviews 4

This Clapham Common cracker of a pub doesn't mess around when it comes to sports screenings. Not only do they have two Sky boxes, Sky Sports and BT Sports, but they also have a mega HD projector and four TV screens, so you know you're sure to catch all the action at this classic spot.

Foosball Club

8 user reviews 5

Going above and beyond your usual London sports bar, Foosball Club is a haven for big kids and sporting fans alike. Perched on Holloway Road in Islington, this quirky spot not only offers hours of table football fun, but there's also freshly poured pints and mouthwatering pizza.

The Bedford

49 user reviews 5

With plenty of HD screens showing Sky and BT Sports in the main bar, as well as huge projectors in the club room, The Bedford is the ultimate spot for a day of watching all the nail-biting action. Whether it's the footy, wrestling or tennis, this Balham hotspot will be showing it.