Sports Bars in London

Looking for the perfect sports bar to settle down and watch the action as it unfolds? Well you're in the right city. London has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to excellent places to catch all matches. From including lavish bars with an HD screen at every turn to intimate pubs oozing a great match-day atmosphere alike, here are our favourite sports bars in London.

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

Last updated on 15th January 2020


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Matchbox is a bar based on Shoreditch High Street that offers its patron carefully created cocktails and stunning platters of delicious street food. Spread over two floors and with a few 55 inch TVs spread throughout the venue, Matchbox is an easy-going spot perfect for watching live sporting events. Grab a cocktail, tuck into some great food and let your hair down at this fun-loving East London venue.

The Dickens Inn

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Spread across three storeys, The Dickens Inn in St Katharine's Dock is a charming and airy pub that boasts several TV screens. The venue shows big matches and plenty of room to make sure you don't miss any of the action. Join them for pints of real ale and a traditional atmosphere in the 300-year-old venue.

Spit & Sawdust

15 user reviews 5

Happy Hour and 2 other offers

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.

The Grand

549 user reviews 4

Free Birthday Bubbly! Only valid before 11pm.

One of the biggest screens for watching live sport in London. Set in an old theatre, this is a unique London sports bar for watching all the big games including England football and rugby matches as well as the big Champions league games. London Sports Bars don't come much bigger than this. 

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Just a short walk from Victoria bus and train stations lies man's Shangri-La. Rileys in Victoria is a spacious sports bar that boasts (take a deep breath) twelve American pool tables, five snooker tables, four English pool tables, a dedicated dart zones, poker tables, a multitude of giant HD screens that show all televised sports events, and a variety of bingo & gaming machines.

Looking for a reliable spot in South West London that's guaranteed to be showing all of the televised sports events in glorious HD? Rileys is the place you're after! With an incredible 34 HD screens and four projector screens, this venue has the capacity to show 8 different fixtures at the same time! Whilst your there, channel your inner sportsman and compete with your mates on English and American pool tables, ping pong tables or at table football!


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Based in London's Victoria, Greenwood is a new venue on the Victoria line that promises amazing food, great craft beers and the latest live sporting action all under one roof. The food and drink menu is, of course, the headliner here, but it's the sports bar that's really caught out attention. With pool tables, big screen TVs and all your favourite drinks at the bar, you'll struggle to find a better sports bar in London.

Nordic Bar

382 user reviews 4

Nordic Arkad (Arcade) and 6 other offers

Sports bars in London don't come much better than Nordic Bar. Close to Oxford Street, this Central hotspot has a plethora of screens showing a variety of sports and if that's not enough they have ping pong and fussball to play in the bar. There's some great Scandanavian grub, beers, cocktails and even a shot wheel to see which shots you get.

Royal Oak

90 user reviews 5

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Perfect for a group dinner in London or a team night out, Royal Oak in Willesden is a cool pub that's full of charm and character. With a bar stocked with craft beers, fine wines and international spirits, the venue also shows the best live sport on its many HD screens. If that wasn't enough, the venue's stunning garden and rooftop are perfect for when the sun comes out. 

Pavilion End

35 user reviews 5

EARLY BIRD 20% off of food and 2 other offers

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, with big screens to watch various sports events on and a pool table for those wanting some entertainment. Their outdoor beer garden is perfect for catching some rays in central London and escaping the bustle of other city bars.

28 West Bar

309 user reviews 4

Happy Hour and 1 other offer

Big game on the horizon? Canary Wharf's 28 West sets you up with everything you could need to enjoy the match. Beasty burger and fries combinations should sort any pre-game nerves, and a cracking choice of craft beers from around the world keep you topped up throughout. There's always a good atmosphere, and table football to keep you busy at half-time.

Commonly considered one of the leading sports pubs in the Clapham Common area, 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; the venue brings you all the action on both Sky and terrestrial TV.

The Three Compasses

76 user reviews 5

4 shots for £10! (tequila, sambuca, jager) and 1 other offer

Three Compasses is a charming pub in Dalston that doesn't conform to what you'd typically expect from a popular pub in zone two. It isn't a super-chic hipster parade with a microbrewery and a room for stroking cats; it takes a much more simple approach. This local eastend 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.

Belushis Camden

184 user reviews 4

Happy Hour! 5pm-7:30pm Monday - Friday and 6 other offers

Supplying all you could want when it comes to watching sport in London, Belushi's is a combination of a sports bar and a late-night party palace. With an American feel, great drink promotions and seven large plasma screens showing all sporting events this place just keeps on giving! Catch sister venues in Hammersmith, Greenwich and Shepherd's Bush.

The Mere Scribbler

192 user reviews 4

Lively-Hour | 5-8pm Mon - Thurs | 2 for £10 cocktails | £15 Bottle of Bubbles | £20 Bottle of Wine *Offer available on selected cocktails, bubbles and wine only. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers.

The Mere Scribbler in South London has quickly established itself as a bgt hitter in Streatham with its great drinks and food offering. 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, the great menu of comfort food classics and the huge screens TVs showing live sport helps The Mere Scribbler stand out in the crowd.

Aspers Casino

1 user review 5

2-for-1 cocktails every Thursday from 5pm and 2 other offers

Showing everything from football and rugby to golf and motor sports, Aspers should be your East London go-to for live sports. On top of that, the bar stays open 24 hours so you'll be able to keep on top of any trans-Atlantic matches in real-time.

Carlsberg Sports Bar

5 user reviews 4

The Carlsberg Sport Bar in Leicester Square is constantly full of fun-loving sports fans. Spread across a number of different areas, the many plasma screens and huge projectors hanging above the main seating areas makes it the perfect place to watch the big game in London. Grab your mates, head down and support your team after first drinking a few ice-cold pints of Carlsberg.