Football Pubs in London
Trying to find the best places to watch football in London used to be a little tricky, but that was before our guide came along. Nobody wants to find themselves packed into a rubbish pub catching a glimpse of a tiny screen come matchday, and that’s exactly why we’re here to help. Here’s just a handful of the best pubs and bars to watch football in London, which is full of great venues across the city.
Last updated on 7th October 2016
A combo of a sports bar and a late-night party palace, Belushis is a sports lover haven. With an American feel, great drink promotions and seven large plasma screens showing all sporting events, you couldn’t want much more. However Belushis have gone above and beyond and even created a secret basement bar, The Dugout. Kitted out with big screens broadcasting all sporting action, it is the perfect hidden sports den!
A fantastic atmospheric pub right next to Liverpool Street. This London pub has a 3D screen as well as a large screen in the main room for watching all the Premiership games live in London. This pub gets busy so if you are planning to watch a game get here early and grab yourself a table for the match.
Located opposite the stunning Olympic Park, great sport is at the core of The Cow. This is the place to come and watch the football in Stratford, with the amazing views teaming up with fresh food, quality ales and a vibrant atmosphere.
Chelsea fan? You'll know all about Goose then; the football crazy North End Road boozer. It's a huge hit with fans both before and after the match, and features a number of large TV screens so those without a ticket can watch the game too. There's fantastic deals on both food and drink all day every day and a buzzing football-friendly atmosphere.
This spacious sports bar boasts a multitude of HD screens to show the live footy! Worried about missing a game because its kick-off clashes with another fixture? Not to worry, Rileys promises to show all televised matches simultaneously if need be! And whilst you're there, make sure you try out some of their football-themed cocktails too!
Wondering where you can get the drinks in before Arsenal matches? The Brewhouse & Kitchen in Highbury has to be the answer; serving fresh beer brewed on site within walking distance of The Emirates. There’s a steady buzz come matchday as fans come by for a quick drink before heading to watch the Gooners, with many returning after the match for dinner; the Brewhouse serves delicious comfort food with beer pairing recommendations.
Spoiling sports fans with all the big games on both SKY and BT, Elk is one of the best places to watch the football in Chelsea. The action comes beamed on HQ projectors, big screens and a 3D plasma in the beer garden when the weather allows it. Rally up your mates and head over for a beer, something from their BBQ menu and a friendly yet lively atmosphere.
In need of a decent pub showing the football close to St. Paul’s? Make for The Albion, the city’s warm and relaxed boozer which has all of the action from Sky Sports, ESPN and Premiere Sports broadcast on 5 plasma screens throughout the venue. It’s open over the weekends - rare for a city pub - and there’s top quality pub grub and an award-winning real ale lineup at the bar.
A beerfest-themed sports bar with a truly cracking atmosphere, Octoberfest is the footie fans' dream. All the big matches from England and the Bundesliga are broadcast on two massive projector screens and three plasma screens, with fans supping at Steins of ice-cold beer as they cheer their team on to glory.
They bloody love their football at Nordic, the Scandinavian themed bar close to Oxford Street. With a number of screens showing the match and ping-pong to keep you busy during half-time, these guys serve up an unmissable rota of authentic food and drinks. Win, lose or draw, you'll probably want to have a go on the shot wheel after the final whistle.
The spacious beer garden at the Coat & Badge is where footie fans assemble for a couple of pre-game pints every Saturday (providing it's not sheeting down with rain of course). Come kick off it's time to head inside, where you'll find a warm and lively Putney pub with a good atmosphere, and with Fresh English food on the menu you might as well stay for some grub after.
Windsor Fenchurch shows all the big games on screens across their venue, and they want you to enjoy the game as best you can while you're there. That's why they've laid on all kinds of fantastic drink deals - like four bombs for a tenner, two ciders for £7 - but best of all you can snap up a pint, in the heart of the City, for less than £3.
Boasting no less than 34 screens, you’ve only got yourself to blame if you somehow miss a goal / major incident at Riley’s; there’s a TV pretty much everywhere you look. Settle in to watch the beautiful game with your pals then conduct your post-match analysis over a few games - there’s plenty of pool and table tennis as well as 4 bars to keep you well hydrated throughout the 90 minutes.
Boasting the calibre of cask ale that you'd expect from a top notch Fuller's pub, the guys at The Cross Keys in Hammersmith absolutely love their sport. It goes without saying that all the big fixtures are broadcast - there's two flat screens, a projector and even a wheelie screen that can be drawn upon if the game is particularly huge.
There's two Sky Boxes at this football-mad City boozer, meaning the venue can show two games at the same time. They broadcast all of the action from England's top flight as well as the Champions League, so you won't miss a kick of the biggest clashes. There's a darts board to keep you busy at half-time, and a flurry of chilled lagers to choose between.
Nordic have perfected the super chilled out Sunday set-up with their bottomless brunches. Come down late morning and see off that hangover with a delicious spread of food, with bottomless beers and Bloody Marys if you’re going all hair of the dog on us. They’ll have great food flowing from the kitchen and all the live action on the big screen; an ideal way to chill out and while away the hours.
Found yourself in St. Paul's minutes from kick off, with nowhere to watch the game? Problem solved - just head over to the Pavilion End, where sports fans can watch those big fixtures on big screens and a 3D TV in a stylish setting. It's a Fuller's boozer so quality ales come as standard, and the atmosphere is always buzzing come matchday.