Where to Watch the Rugby World Cup 2019
Need help discovering the best places where watch the Rugby World Cup in London? No fuss, our guide keeps you right up to speed with the best bars and pubs showing Rugby World Cup 2019 action as England welcomes the globe’s rugby heavyweights to its shores. All together now; “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot….”. From the best rugby pubs in London, to big screens showing the rugby world cup in London; we've got the cream of the crop right here!
Last updated on 15th May 2016
If you can't contain your excitement over the invasion of some of the worlds biggest and beefiest blokes srcumming, tackling and trying their way through September then The Oyster Shed will be your perfect host for the Rugby World Cup. Screen all the live action from this gastro pub and never miss a pass.
If you’re keen to book your own space in a gem of an East London boozer, The Star of Bethnal Green is calling. Pop in early as the atmosphere builds, there’s delicious burgers to feast on and locally brewed beers to get you set up nicely. Watch the action on one of the venue’s big screens, then hit the karaoke room for a post-match singalong and a dance as the DJ nights get into full swing.
The Star of Kings offers a spirited atmosphere without losing its good old-fashioned pub feel. There’s three floors to this King’s Cross hangout so picking a prime viewing spot isn’t an issue, and there’s an array of comfort food and booze for half-time refreshment. Looking for an even better rugby experience? Enjoy their selection of sports packages and private rooms in the shape of The Studio and The Function Room.
Westfield’s number one gastropub keeps you up to speed with every point scored around the country, and they’ve set aside a number of bookable spaces for you to enjoy the twists and turns in the company of your mates. Looking elsewhere in west London? The Bulls Head, The Elgin, The Eagle, The Three Bells and The Curtains Up are also stellar choices for prime Rugby World Cup viewing.
The Clapham Grand is a stunning and atmospheric spot to catch the Rugby World Cup. Almost as rowdy as the stadiums, you can expect fans from all nations to flock here to catch the games. Best of all is the mega screen, almost 24ft in size, you'll have no problem catching the action in this old theatre.
Can’t make it to the Olympic Stadium to catch the fixtures in the flesh? The Cow is the next best thing out East, offering a range of specially designed packages and dedicated areas to watch in the shadow of the stadium itself. If Stratford doesn't suit, the Geronimo family at The Crown, The Owl and Pussycat and The Princess of Wales bring all of the intensity and drama of the World Cup to the people of east London.
This swanky haven for all St Paul's wanderers, Patch wastes no time in putting you up in a stylish retreat for your Rugby World Cup watchings. With an array of different rooms for you to settle into like: the garden room, the lodge, parlour, snug, and a VIP club room set in their basement, you'll be getting the action from one prime City location.
This West End gem has a wide selection of World Cup packages, and they’ll throw in a complimentary bottle of Heineken if you book your space more than 48 hours before kick-off. The Adam & Eve’s sister sites at The Betjeman Arms, The Clarence, The Fellow, The Oyster Shed, The Phoenix, The White Horse, The Kings Head, The Castle, The Lion & Unicorn and The Duchess of Kent are also screening the action.
Head to Zebrano Soho’s virtual sports bar if you’d prefer to hear the full commentary as the action unfolds. The venue is offering burger and drink deals throughout, and there’s a choice of special group packages available on request. Selected beers are just £2.95 throughout happy hour, and you can take full advantage of the Zebrano experience in Carnaby if Soho doesn’t suit.
A wonderfully warm and inviting Putney local, The Coat & Badge’s fine spread of comfort food and ale sets rugby fans up with everything they could need come match day. Prefer something a little closer to home? Sibling pubs The Chelsea Ram, The Fentiman Arms, The Half Moon, The Northcote, The Prince Albert, The Surprise, The Builders Arms, The Duke of Clarence, The East Hill, The Kings Arms and The Phoenix are showing all the matches throughout south London too.
Punters will pour in from Hackney Central station to give this social hub a buzzing atmosphere when the big games roll around. Watch on 2 HD projectors and 92” screens, with plenty of fresh burgers and locally produced craft beers to keep you on top form. Oslo’s vibrant entertainment programme sees live music and DJs turn out until late, so be sure to stick around once the fat lady has sung.
Going for a foray into Fulham this Rugby season? Then we've just the location to catch the best of the World Cup games. A heralded location thanks to their up to date sports roster and selection of 12 large screens, head on over to Frankie's Sports Bar & Diner for burgers, boozing and the best of the Rugby World Cup action.