Central London football pubs
Catch up on the Bundesliga at Bavarian Beerhouse. The lively German-themed bar also screens big games from the Champions League. Make a booking and make some room for extra sausage.
A great pub to watch all the big terrestrial channel games in the centre of the West End. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is great, but tables are limited, so get there early if you don’t want to spend your afternoon propping up the bar.
The Round House
This is a popular pub that overflows with customers on warm days – some watch the screens through the windows.
North London football pubs
This local Irish pub (local if you’re in Finsbury Park, that is) screens many of the top Premiership and Championship games in their barn-like back room with picnic table seating. Word of warning though, rugby can take precedence over the round ball.
This welcoming spot near Kentish Town has two 7-ft HD screen across two floors, as well as smaller TVs. During big tournaments, they're take advance booking for keen footie fans in east London, or put on private parties in the boardroom avec beer keg. That'll shorten that queue at the bar come half-time.
A huge pub close to Finsbury Park, this place is very popular when it comes to showing the football. They've got a bunch of big screens and an HD projector, so wherever you find yourself you should be able to see the action.
This is a normally a quiet neighbourhood pub, but its location, a stone’s throw from the Emirates Stadium, means football is popular. Arsenal games take priority, but otherwise the owners try to screen as many of the top fixtures as possible.
A mix of vintage furniture, dimmed lighting and candles make for a cosy atmosphere at this Stoke Newington boozer, but on match days it's all about crowding round to watch the footie screened from a projector. You mostly find fans rooting for Spurs, unless it's a European championship, in which case Italian teams get the loudest cheers from bar staff.
Owned by the same team as The Star of Bethnal Green and the newer Star at Hackney Downs, this tucked away pub north of King's Cross has a real buzz about it and you can hire an area for match day ease.
East London football pubs
Sister to Clerkenwell's Café Kick, good-natured Bar Kick is more expansive than its sibling. Mostly famous for their table football, basement events, lovingly cooked food and cocktails, they are also the place to watch live football as they now show every 3D match available in their basement.
Not only can you watch your team play in this Clerkenwell bar-café, you can also recreate your favourite players’ moves on one of the three football tables which play a key role here. They have regular football table tournaments, so have a go if you think you’re good enough.
In summer, you can catch a tan and catch the action on this London Fields pub's outdoor area where screens show all the biggest and best sporting events. Luckily, it's fully heated and covered in winter too, ideal for when the Premier League gets under way. Fixtures are aired indoors on LED screens though, should you be feeling the chill regardless.
This Homerton pub is from the company that also runs The Star of Bethnal Green. Football plays more than a small part, with all the big matches screened live. You can book an area for all your Premier League viewing needs.
The popular corner boozer near Victoria Park pulls down its big screen for the footie. Come by for pizzas, pints and a roaring crowd of east London dwellers getting behind..well, whoever they're behind.
East London community pub with beers and ales from Brodie’s and sport on the screen. Find the big footie fixtures as well as cricketing action from time to time and a dartsboard for fun and games IRL.
South London football pubs
This Clapham neighbourhood pub is great for sports-lovers. Games are shown on either their 46-inch HD plasma screen in the bar, or their magnificent 88-inch projector screen in the dining room. It’s advisable to book if you want a seat near the screen.
The atmosphere is surprisingly electric in this pub down the Brixton back roads, where they'll be showing all Premier League fixtures. If your team look like a flop on the pitch, take consolation on the crazy golf course in the garden outside.
This venerable old pub, dating from the early nineteenth century, is now a Young's pub serving a selection of their beers and a menu featuring standard pub fare. It's got a great location on Wimbledon Common, and proves popular with footie fans catching the weekend games.
West London football pubs
Head to this West Kensington sports bar for complete football immersion. Thirteen TVs (three of which are in 3D) and three projectors give all the football coverage you need. No bookings are taken, so just turn up to support your favourite team.
The Salutation Inn is one of the very few Hammersmith pubs which appeals to all comers. Some of that appeal comes from showing more live football matches than you can throw a stick at. Plus there's a great garden, too. Get ready for a summer of sport.
A popular pub close to Putney Bridge. It can get very busy when the football is on - all of the big matches are shown across the weekend, as well as midweek matches and Monday night football.
More London pubs
Belushi's Bar London Bridge
There's a proper party vibe to this London Bridge branch of Belushi's - there's a huge basement club open until 4am at the weekends, alongside drink offers, special promotions, comedy nights, sport events and live entertainment. The drinks list proves a draw for a crowd comprising local workers, students and backpackers. Cocktails range from classic drops such as mojitos, cuba libres and tequila sunrises to sharing options and shooters that include Jägermeisters and a peanut butter jelly shot - a mix of Amarula, crème de mure and Frangelico. Continental lagers and a few well-known wines are also on offer. The food menu boasts plenty of crowd-pleasers influenced by the USA. Burger orders keep the kitchen busy alongside hot dogs, nachos, quesadillas, BBQ racks of ribs, wings, tacos and traditional fish and chips. Breakfast options are on offer, too.