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.
A slinky Irish restaurant and lively sports bar all under one roof, Gibney's London & Daffodil Mulligan is a top choice to catch all the action in Shoreditch. As well as screening live matches, the action-packed pick also hosts live musicians and performers.
More than just a destination for big nights out, Tiger Tiger is also one of the best bars for sports fans in London. Setting up huge HD screens around the venue, you can catch all the biggest matches with DJs playing through half-time.
One of the best sports bars in London, The Rialto Backstage Bar is a Leicester Square staple that's always buzzing on match day. Hunker down to watch all the action live, with a wide choice of drinks and lip-smacking international dishes to tuck into while you're there.
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.
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.
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.
King's Cross' canalside Rotunda is a great spot to sit back and enjoy all the action from your favourite teams on the bars 75 inch screen. Get your Freeview, BT and Sky Sports fix as you snack on dishes from their bar food menu along with your pint.
With an incredible 34 HD screens and 4 projector screens, Rileys has the capacity to show 8 different fixtures at the same time. Whilst your there, channel your inner sportsman and compete with your mates with pool, ping pong or table football.
Spread across three storeys, The Dickens Inn is a charming pub that boasts several TV screens. The St Katharine's Dock shows big matches with plenty of room to make sure you don't miss any of the action. Head here for pints of real ale in a 300-year-old venue.
Commonly considered one of the leading sports pubs in Clapham Common, The Northcote promises a buzzing atmosphere come match day. Line yourself up with a couple of crisp ales to settle those nerves before the action gets underway from both Sky and terrestrial TV.
The Mere Scribbler has quickly established itself as a big hitter in Streatham. Targeting that 'local boozer' vibe, the team's collection of craft beers, local ales and inventive cocktails caters for a wide range of tastes. Sweetening the deal, there's comfort food classics and huge screens.
Located in the heart of Elephant and Castle, Spit & Sawdust dedicate their Saturdays to all thing games. Whether you're watching or playing, head here to catch all the action and enjoy retro video games, but not before sampling their huge selection of real ales and craft beers.
Where to watch sports in London? Head up north where The Beehive is screening all the matches from its abode in Tottenham. As well as pouring up a selection of delicious craft beers and providing a number of indoor and outdoor TVs, there are also darts boards and pools tables.
Wondering where to watch sports in East London? Shoreditch's bustling Bar Kick is all about the action, with foosball tables and beer that's really cheap. But the main event is definitely football; expect major games shown downstairs on a 3D screen.
Based in Victoria, Greenwood promises food, craft beers and the latest live sporting action all under one roof. The menu is, of course, the headliner here, but it's the sports that really caught out attention. With pool tables, big screen TVs and all your favourite drinks at the bar, you'll struggle to find better,
Based on Shoreditch High Street, Matchbox offers cocktails and stunning platters of street food. Spread over two floors and with a few 55 inch TVs spread throughout the venue, this is an easy-going spot that's perfect for watching live sporting events.
Close to many of London's hot tourist spots and set in the shadows of St. Paul's cathedral, Pavilion End is a beautiful city pub. Great for cosy after-work drinks and with a gorgeous beer garden, it's perfect for catching some rays with a side of sports.
Supplying all you could want when it comes to watching sport in London, Belushis is a combination of a sports bar and late-night party palace. With an American feel, great drink promotions and 7 large plasma screens, this place just keeps on giving. Catch sister venues in Hammersmith, Greenwich and Shepherd's Bush.
Head over to Holland Park where this neighbourhood bar and kitchen offers all the sporting action you could be looking for. From rugby and football to cricket and Olympics coverage, they've got it all, as well as a delicious selection of pizzas and cold pints.
Sports bars in London don't come much better than Nordic. Situated near Oxford Street, this West End hotspot is home to a plethora of screens showing a variety of sports and if that's not enough they have ping pong and Fussball. There's also Scandanavian grub, beers, cocktails to keep you going.
Boasting a newly installed sports lounge, Horizons Casino in Leicester Square is a top spot to watch all of the fixtures. It fronts four huge screens, a delicious selection of beer and a tasty menu of cheeseburgers, fries, wings and more.
Set in an old theatre, The Grand isn't just a clubbing hotspot - it's also a unique setting for watching all the big games from England football and rugby matches to the big Champions League. Head here for every try, pass and tackle before a big night out.
Guinness, food and a big screen: the golden trio of watching sport in London. McGettigan's does that and more, offering up delicious drinks, traditional Irish and pub grub and big screens so you can catch - not just the football - but also tennis, GAA games, cricket, tennis and more.
Looking for a classy place to catch the footie after work? Brigadiers is on hand with a self-service whiskey machine and an ample menu of Indian food to explore as you watch every moment live on one of their screens. Nestled in Bank, this is sure to pop off come match day.
With a number of different areas, the Carlsberg Sport Bar is home to many plasma screens and huge projectors hanging above the main seating. Grab your mates and get down to Leicester Square to support your team after first drinking a few ice-cold pints.
Looking for somewhere to watch the football or a friendly spot to cheer on your favourite rugby team? Head east where this Shoreditch High Street spot shows all the action live on a big screen, with a tasty menu of traditional pub grub to keep you going till the last whistle.
A top sports bar in West London; Sheraton may be out by Heathrow, but they've got the match action that keeps people coming back for more. From unique interiors and games to pool tables and Americana eats, head on down to try it for yourself.
Tigerbay is unlike any other sports bar you'll visit in London, with an eclectic menu of Indo-Chinese cuisine and American-style burgers, broody interiors...and it's also a premium shisha lounge. Catch all your favourite footie matches, rugby fixtures and more at this sleek North London venue.