The Football World Cup has just started to heat up with England in the semi-finals. If you’ve come all the way to London during the tournament of the year, it’s not JUST gonna be about the football. You want big screens, a loud, buzzing atmosphere and, of course, a decent venue. Join London’s locals to watch the games in these top city pubs and bars. There’s no place better to watch your team (or experience the highs and lows of being an England supporter) than in these joints!
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TOP PICK: BELUSHI’S
Hammersmith, Shepherd’s Bush, London Bridge, Camden, Greenwich
Budweiser has actually named Belushi’s one of its top 4 places to watch the World Cup this year. The cheap drinks, epic burgers and enormous screens at Belushi’s are all reasons why this place is a firm favourite amongst students, travellers and locals to watch big sporting games. The footy World Cup this year is gonna be no different, just with better deals and a Bud Hour at the end of every last match of the day! Think Budweiser buckets, Bud beer pong and bottles upon bottles of Bud.
If you’re not watching the footy with a beer in hand in London, you’re not doing it right. Rather than just rocking up, we recommend booking a table here during the World Cup, Belushi’s can get pretty busy (you might have to put a small deposit down but you’re paying for the atmosphere).
18 Great Queen Street, Holborn, London WC2B 5DG
Looking for somewhere more traditional to watch the World Cup? The Hercules Pillars is a traditional British pub located smack bang in the city centre of London. They’ll be showing each and every game on their screens while you enjoy one of their real cask ales, international beers or tasty G&Ts at prices that cannot be beaten for being this central in London.
You’re in London whilst the biggest football tournament in the world is on TV, so you can’t just settle for somewhere with an average atmosphere to watch and cheer on your team - which is why we recommend Hercules Pillars.
THE FLYING HORSE
52 Wilson Street, Finsbury, London EC2A 2ER
Check out The Flying Horse pub in Liverpool Street to watch your team take on the World Cup this summer. In the hustle and bustle of London banking district this traditional pub will be serving up burgers and British pub classics like fish and chips and steak and ale pie, so you can get a taste of London whilst getting to witness typical England supporters going crazy at the HD screens. Every match will be shown live with a huge selection of beers and spirits behind the bar so you can celebrate (or commiserate) with the locals on Liverpool St!
ST CHRISTOPHER’S PUB
121 Borough High Street, London Bridge, London SE1 1NP
Head over to the St Christopher’s Pub on Borough High Street to watch this year’s World Cup on huge HD TVs and projector screens. The ale and craft beer selection here is better than average, with plenty of the liquid gold on tap and even more bottled up in the fridges and shipped in from all over the world. There are over 100 beers available at any one time at the St Christopher’s Pub. Cheer on your team in amongst the buzzing atmosphere of the best traditional pub in London Bridge. Book your table soon cos it’s bound to get busy!
SKYLIGHT AT TOBACCO DOCK
Pennington St. Car Park entrance, Wapping, London E1W 2SF
Watch the World Cup live from one of the top places (literally) in east London to be hanging out this summer. Head up to the car park roof where Skylight is set up for another summer under the sun with an awesome view of London’s skyline. Huge outdoor screens have been set up ready to screen the biggest tournament of the year, plus there’ll be tasty street food and a bar serving up beer and delicious cocktails for while you watch. So whether or not your team are smashing it, at least the view is a winner…!