London Bars That Don't Show Sports

Sick of trying to hear your mates over the clamour of football? Ready for a Sunday roast without the distraction of the rugby? We're rounding up our favourite bars in London that don't show live sports, from quirky cocktail spots and plush eateries to cosy pubs without a screen in sight. Read on to find out where you can head if you're hoping to flee the fanzone.

The Alexander Hay

109 user reviews 4

A casual pub in London Bridge, The Alexander Hay is a screen-free space that's perfect for post-office drinks and weekend pints. Just a stone's throw from the station, the Hays Galleria bar also fronts a fabulous outdoor area where you can enjoy alfresco beers and few rounds of pétanque.

Hiding in plain sight just a 15-minute walk from the Emirates Stadium, The Hen & Chickens is a great bar in London that doesn't show sports. While you might see Arsenal fans sinking some pre-match pints, the rest of the time? It's a fantastic place for chilled drinks and discovering new writing in the upstairs theatre.

Old Bank

22 user reviews 4

Six Nations

Following a very swish refurb, this Battersea pub offers a slice of coolness and calm in the heart of South West London. With a gorgeous, high-ceilinged dining area, cosy banquettes and delicious food, you're in for a treat whether you're stopping by for a few drinks or a full meal.


91 user reviews 4

A fun little bar in Clapham, Girlfriend is a must-visit if you're looking for hyper-femme interiors and cool cocktails. Head down for their daily happy hour and nab some great deals on their house fizz and classic tipples.