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.

Last updated on 20th May 2021

The Fire Stables

653 user reviews 4

Looking for bars in Wimbledon that don't show live sports? The Fire Stables is a chic pub and restaurant that's as perfect for a few pints as it is for more formal dinners. On warmer days you can even grab a seat by the open front windows to watch the world go by.

The Alexander Hay

88 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

21 user reviews 4

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.