Football Pubs In London
Nobody wants to find themselves packed into a rubbish boozer catching a barely-there glimpse of a tiny TV come match day, and that’s exactly why we’re here to help. Whether you're tuning into the Premier League, Champions League or the World Cup, here’s a huge guide to the best pubs showing football in London, complete with unbeatable drinks deals, electric atmospheres and giant HD screens. *Blows whistle*
Home to a sprawling beer garden, Kentish Town's Abbey Tavern knows what to do when football season rolls around. Bringing out the big screen, they show all the major matches so you can settle in with a pint and a burger to enjoy all the action.
Nordic is the football-crazy Scandinavian themed bar that's located a short stroll away from Oxford Street. With a number of screens showing the match and ping-pong to keep you busy during halftime, these guys serve up an unmissable menu of authentic food and drinks.
The buzzing atmosphere at Rocket Euston is a dream for sports fans, as the boozer is fronting 8 HD TVs and a slick sound system to make sure you don't miss a moment of the footie. And when you need to refuel? Think tapas, gourmet burgers, pub classics and steak, all washed down with refreshing beers.
You can always rely on Belushi's and The Dugout London Bridge for top sports fixtures. So make your way to this footie hotspot for the Champions League final, where you'll get top-notch seats, alongside plenty of flowing bevvies to enjoy.
Located a short stroll away from Ravenscourt Park, this recently refurbed pub is the perfect West London hangout for a rainy match day. Boasting comfy leather sofas, a well-stocked bar and a dog-friendly policy, we wouldn't blame you for hiding out at this gem well beyond Match Of The Day.
Located just a stone's from away from the stunning Olympic Park, The Cow is all about great sport. An ideal spot to watch the football in Stratford, this place boasts amazing views, fresh food, quality ales and a vibrant atmosphere.
Not only do these guys play all the BT sport matches, they also have a fine selection of drinks 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 too.
The Beehive has got to be one of the best football pubs in North London. What's up for grabs? A range of craft pints sourced from local breweries, a number of screens to make sure you catch all the action and a great beer garden with TVs dotted throughout.
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, the gastro-pub that goes batty for all things sport. Part of the Fuller's group, you can expect hearty dishes and quality ales as standard.
Combining the feel of an independent neighbourhood bar with a football pub, Leadbelly's Bar is one of the best places to watch sports in London. Head down to this spot near Canada Water for British dishes, traditional ales and a relaxed atmosphere.
Armed with a lineup of potent spirits and 55-inch plasma screens spread across its two floors, Matchbox is one of the best pubs showing football in Shoreditch. Afterward, head down on a Friday or a Saturday and watch the resident DJs spin all your favourite party tracks long into the early hours.
Looking for a pub to watch the football in Battersea? Make your way to Nine Elms where the Duchess Belle is showing all the games alongside a menu that includes everything from hot dogs and pies, easily washed down with their wide selection of draught ales, wines and more.
The Griffin is a quintessential North London watering hole, perfectly placed in Whetstone. Come match day, the bar is brought to life with flowing drinks, classic grub and numerous screens dotted around the venue showing all the action, with the addition of a gorgeous beer garden should you need a breather.
Over at The Bedford, you can catch all of the footie fixtures while in cosy surrounds. Not only does the venue boast HD screens in the main bar, but it also shows the biggest games on a huge projector in the club room. This is ideal for any of you die-hard sports fans.
The spacious beer garden at the Coat and Badge is where footie fans assemble for a couple of pre-game pints every Saturday. And for when the whistle blows? You'll find a warm and lively Putney pub inside, complete with HD screens and top-notch halftime grub.
Showing all the action from the biggest matches in the biz, this Tottenham Court Road pub offers the perfect spot for getting in on the football games with a pint and a burger to boot. Come the summer months, fans tend to spill out onto the street, giving this place an electric atmosphere.
This spacious sports bar in London boasts a multitude of HD screens dotted about the venue. Worried about missing a game because its kick-off clashes with another fixture? Fear not, Rileys promises to show all televised matches simultaneously if need be. There are even a few football-themed tipples to keep you well oiled.
Sip on cocktails, warming red wine and chilled draught pints as you catch the footie at The Bull & Gate, a cosy boozer right on Kentish Town Road. Better yet? This place serves up some crackin' gastro grub, so you'll never go hungry while watching the beautiful game.
Make your way to the Albion, the City's warm and relaxed boozer, which has all of the action from Sky Sports, ESPN and Premiere Sports. Open over the weekends - rare for a city pub - there's top-quality grub and an award-winning real ale lineup at the bar.
Complete with three separate viewing areas as well as a huge beer garden, The Charlotte in Southwark know a thing or two about how to pull off the ultimate match day. With private areas available to book, and the option to pre-order drinks packages, this place is taking the stress out of even the most intense matches.
Renowned for its table football, great food and match day coverage, Bar Kick is indisputably one of the best places to catch the Premier League and Championship action in London. Happy hour lasts from 4-7pm every day, so once the game is over you might as well stay to take advantage of the uber-cheap drink deals.
One of South London's boozy bars, The Duke of Edinburgh is buzzing every night of the week. The huge beer garden is the perfect place to get a breath of fresh air before heading inside to catch the latest pundit analysis and game action on one of the many plasma screens.
One of the best pubs for watching football in London, Sports Bar & Grill is making sure you catch every match in style. Not only does it have comfy booths and HD screens throughout the venue, but it's also got award-winning burgers and tasty pints. Check out its Old Street location too.
A combo of a sports bar and a late-night party palace, Belushis is a footie lover's haven. With an American feel, great drink promotions and seven large plasma screens showing all major fixtures, you couldn't want much more. There's also sister sites in Camden, Greenwich and Shepherd's Bush - all boasting the same great atmosphere.
If you're looking for somewhere showing the football in Victoria, swing by Sports Bar & Grill. It really is what it says on the tin - it's a cool watering hole with plenty of HD screens lining its walls, as well as a load of elevated pub grub and delicious drinks aplenty.
Friendly neighbourhood pub The Leyton Star is often buzzing with fans come matchday. Serving comfort food classics throughout the week and hearty roasts on Sundays - you'll be at zero risk of running on empty. There's even a private karaoke room for you to bellow out your favourite chants after storming to victory.
Wondering where you can get a round in before one of Arsenal's matches? The Brewhouse & Kitchen in Highbury has to be the answer; serving fresh beer brewed on-site and within walking distance of The Emirates Stadium.