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 dishes and big screens so you can catch, not just the football, but tennis, GAA games, cricket, tennis and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Offering the best games in stunning HD, delicious drinks from an ample menu and planted in the heart of Leicester Square, The Carlsberg Sports Bar at The Empire is often recognised as one of the best in London. Head over and make sure to never miss a moment of your favourite sport.
Located a stone's throw from St. Kathrine's Dock, Moretown's newest venue is positively bursting with sport screenings. Expect coverage of international games and unrivaled American showings of everything from La Liga to the NRL.
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.
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.
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.
T-Bird is not only one of London's finest party bars, but they also know how to screen a sporting game or two. With a number of large screens dotted around the venue, the bar will make sure you catch a;l the action in style, complete with over 14 craft brews on tap.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kings 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. Showing Freeview, BT and Sky Sports you can also snack on dishes from their bar food menu along with your pint.
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.
Looking for a place to catch the footie after work? Brigadiers is on hand with as self-service whiskey machine and an ample menu of barbecue meats to explore as you watch every moment live on one of their screens. With live sports on the regular, this bar in Bank is sure to pop off come match day.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
Not only is the Griffin Belle bringing you tasty food and a range of activities from pub quizzes to comedy night and darts, but the Vauxhall boozer also shows world sports from BT and Sky. Expect multi-screen walls with 3 sound zones.
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.
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.
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.