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 6th November 2019

The Schoolhouse

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Battersea-based bar and restaurant The Schoolhouse will have you reminiscing on lunchtime games, scraped knees and flashing trainers. Screening all major matches on their huge HD projector screen, if you time your visit here right you may be able to take advantage of their legendary 2 for 1 'tappy hour' on all draught beers.

Goose Fulham

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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.

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 pouring 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.

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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!

Nordic Bar

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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 Albion

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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.

Pavilion End

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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. You'll struggle to find a better place to watch the football in London.


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Sleek, suave and carefree, Matchbox is a trendy cocktail bar in the heart of Shoreditch High Street. Armed with a line-up of potent spirits and a few 55-inch plasma screen TVs spread across its two floors, the bar hopes to couple great cocktails with watching live sport. Head down on a Friday or a Saturday and watch the resident DJs spin all your favourite party tracks long into the early hours. 

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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.

Belushis Hammersmith

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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. there's also sister sites in Camden, Greenwich and Shepherd's Bush - all with the same great party atmosphere.

Boasting no less than 34 screens, you've only got yourself to blame if you somehow miss a goal at this football pub in London; after all, 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.

The Arnos Arms

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Not only do these guys play all the BT sport matches, they also have a fine selection of beers to accompany it. They are all locally sourced cask ales and beers, which are always brewed within the borough of Enfield. And if all that cheering gets you hungry, they've got a menu of tasty grilled pub food.

Windsor Fenchurch

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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.