Looking for some of the best pubs to watch the football in London? Perhaps an establishment that serves up quality craft beer alongside its live sport? Londoners love their sport, and you can soak up the atmosphere with fellow fans at one of these London sports bars. Whether you’re cheering on your favourite football team or are simply enjoying a few drinks with friends over some rugby or cricket, sports bars in London are great places to catch the latest action. Take a look through the following recommended pubs and bars to watch football and enjoy the game.
1. Riley’s Sports Bar, Haymarket
Rileys Sports Bar, Haymarket is the best Sports Bar in the country and features 4 separate rooms including a pool bar and VIP lounge, 34 new screens, 4 projectors, the largest screen in London which occupy the whole of the front 12 foot windows, over 70 sports channels, 7 pool tables, 3 ping pong tables, a restaurant, 4 bars and viewing for nearly 600 people. Perfect for any corporate event, celebration, lunch, party and of course the only place to watch all major sports in style.
Add: 80 Haymarket, St James, London, SW1Y 4TE
2. Sports Bar & Grill Waterloo
Serving a range of beers, wines and non-alcoholic drinks as well as bar-style food, this lively pub in Waterloo Station is a great place to catch sporting events. It is handily positioned for the amenities of the station and the attractions of the South Bank.
Add: 1, The Balcony, Waterloo Railway Station, York Rd, London SE1 7NY
3. Carlsberg Sports Bar at The Casino at The Empire
Carlsberg actually DO sports bars, and while they may not necessarily be the best in the world, their flagship London venue located in Leicester Square’s Empire Casino combines televised sport, casual gambling and hearty food with an admirable deftness of touch and a fantastic Central London atmosphere. Book ahead before major sporting events – World Cups, Premier Leagues, Champions League – to gain access to the exclusive inner circle, featuring table service, comfy sofas and one of the biggest plasma screens to ever grace the West End. Plus, it’s open 24 hours so maybe book the next day off work.
Add: The Casino at The Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, West End, London, WC2H 7NA
4. The Famous Three Kings
Now the Famous Three Kings is definitely one for all you avid sports fans. What more could you possibly want than a huge, friendly pub serving cracking food and stacks of beer whilst showing every sports event you could imagine. Rich, the larger than life landlord and part time comic commentator, prides himself on the friendly atmosphere and just ask him for any televised sporting event and he’ll whack it on one of the multitude of screens that flicker away with sporting drama.
Add: 171 North End Road, Kensington, London, W14 9NL
5. Sports Bar & Grill Marylebone
Located in Marylebone Station, Sports Bar and Grill shows all the sporting action on 52in HD screens. The venue serves fabulous food from an open kitchen, and you can reserve a table to watch sport while you dine. Why not pop in on your way to a match at Wembley Stadium or Lord’s? You’ll also find Sports Bar and Grill branches in Victoria and Farringdon.
Add: Melcombe Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 6JR
6. Roxy Bar & Screen
Live sports bar in Borough – Enjoy Premier League football, Champions League football, World Cup football, Formula 1 racing, and 6 Nations Rugby in High Definition at Roxy Bar & Screen, on the 4m cinema screen and a 1.5m screen with cinema sound and seating for over 100. Full range of beers and food available every day.
Add: 128 – 132 Borough High Street, London Bridge, Borough & Southwark, London, SE1 1LB
7. Broadway Bar and Grill
The Broadway Bar and Grill has 1930’s inspired decor and a New York loft style atmosphere. They offer a variety of drinks alongside a wide ranging food menu including Cumberland sausages, sun blushed tomato risotto and speciality cheeseburger.
Add: 474-476 Fulham Rd, London SW6 1BY
8. Jetlag Bar
Live sports bar in Fitzrovia – one of central London’s premier bars for watching Premier League football, Champions League football, Bundes Liga football, Serie A football, Super 15 rugby, 6 Nations rugby, and Formula 1 racing on a 60″ LED Screen. Alternatively, for those looking to hold a private party, the Lotus Lounge screening room has HD projection, a 15ft cinema screen, and 7.2 full cinematic surround (as well as Wii and Playstation).
Add: 125 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 6QB