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Football pubs in London

Don’t miss a kick – find out which pubs and bars in London are showing live football

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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? Take a look through our recommended pubs and bars to watch football and enjoy the game. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions. 

Central London football pubs

The Coal Hole

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.

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Charing Cross

Jetlag

It's all about the sport at this Cleveland Street spot, so few pubs can match it when it comes to the football-based shenanigans. Matches are broadcast on ten screens, one of which is a 15ft cinema screen with Pioneer HD projector. And you can even book a table, if you want.

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Fitzrovia

Maple Leaf

This Canadian sports bar is great for fans of sports beyond just soccer. Sports fans can also watch American football NFL and Canadian ice hockey NHL fixtures here too, on three big screens.

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Covent Garden

Oyster Shed

This is a great place to come and multi-task, as you can enjoy stunning views of the Shard while keeping your eye on your favourite team.This fantastic riverside bar has two ground-floor screens and one first-floor screen that showcases key fixtures of the season. Bookings are taken, but there’s so much standing space it might not be necessary. A private room with screen is also available.

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Upper Edmonton

The Round House

This is a popular pub that overflows with customers on warm days – some watch the screens through the windows as the top games of the season are screened. There’s no need to worry about a clash of two top games, as the pub can show different games on its two screens.

Mabel's Tavern

A popular Shepherd Neame pub close to Euston and King's Cross. Expect a good range of beers, pub grub and plenty of sport on the big screen. 

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Bloomsbury

North London football pubs

Camden Head

This is a great place to come on a weekend if you want to enjoy watching your team play during the day, and then in the evening head into the function room which hosts live music, club nights and comedy events every night of the week.

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Camden Town

Compton Arms

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.

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Canonbury

Faltering Fullback

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. Rugby can take precedence over the round-ball game, so bear that in mind when there are international matches scheduled.

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Finsbury Park

Sports Bar & Grill Marylebone

The best Premiership games are broadcast here on HD LED screens, with the option to dine while you watch. Off to Wembley? Marylebone is en route, making this bar an ideal pre- and post- game drinking and dining venue.

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World's End

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. 

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Finsbury Park

Yucatan

A Stoke Newington pub that has nothing to do with Mexico, from what we can gather. Does a roaring trade when the football is one - they've got a number of screens showing the big games. 

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Stoke Newington

Oxford Arms

A family-run pub in Camden with food, booze, special events and all the big football matches, played out on a number of large screens.

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Camden Town

Slug and Lettuce

It might be a chain but this Islington Green pub and kitchen is great for watching the football. The screens are up on high and there's usually plenty of room. Expect, usually, a fair few Arsenal fans. 

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Islington

South London football pubs

The Abbeville

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.

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Clapham Park

Clapham Grand

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Although not strictly a pub, this venue hosts the largest sports screen in the UK (40 square metres) along with six 50-inch plasma screens strategically positioned so you never miss the action. The Grand has been voted the Number 1 place to watch live sport in London, and it screens most major sporting events.

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Clapham Junction

The Sporting Page

All major games are shown at this Chelsea pub. One large screen and three small screens ensure that everyone will be able to keep up with the sporty goings on.

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Chelsea

The Hand in Hand

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.

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Wimbledon Village

The Shipwright Arms

A Tooley Street pub located in a gorgeous Grade II listed building. It's a great place to watch the football, with a number of screens showing all the big games. 

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London Bridge

The Old King's Head

A traditional old boozer close to London Bridge. Expect real ale and plenty of big-screen football action - they show most of the important matches.

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The Borough

The Camel & Artichoke

A great Lower Marsh pub with decent food, a good selection of well-kept beers and loads of football on a few screens dotted around. Grab the Chesterfield if you can. 

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Waterloo

East London football pubs

Café Kick

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 an key role here. They have regular football table tournaments, so have a go if you think you’re good enough.

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Clerkenwell

Bar Kick

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.

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Shoreditch

Dickens Inn

This beautiful three-storey pub overlooking St Katharine Docks serves fantastic giant pizzas that you can enjoy while watching the day’s top Premier League matches on one of several screens.

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Tower Hill

Lane Bar

An excellent place to go if you’re after a bar with sports in the vicinity of Brick Lane. It shows all the major sporting events on all the top sports channels, including Sky Sports, ESPN, Eurosport and more.

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Whitechapel

The George

The George has a lively, upbeat vibe and is one of only a few pubs near Liverpool Street station to show live games. The warm, welcoming atmosphere is only topped by the quality of the food and drink menus.

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The Albion

It might be a pub dedicated to all things West Bromwich Albion, but this brilliant east London pub finds time for other teams, too. There's even a screen outside.

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Bethnal Green

Jackdaw and Star

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. 

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Homerton

West London football pubs

Brasa

With eight HD plasma screens providing 360-degree viewing in the bar and one in the private dining room upstairs, this is a great bar to watch your team (hopefully) win. Only a few doors down from Stamford Bridge, the atmosphere when the Blues are playing is unbeatable.

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Fulham Broadway

Famous Three Kings

Head to this West Kensington sports bar for complete football immersion. 13 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.

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West Kensington

Fest

This Octoberfest-themed bar shows all major sporting events on a two huge projector screens and three massive plasma screens, while beer maidens dressed in the traditional dirndl garb serve steins of ice-cold beers from around the globe a selection of 85 German beers. All major football events are shown, as well as rugby and German Bundesliga.

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Fulham

Back Room Bar

The former souvenir shop of the Hard Rock Cafe is now a semi-separate bar, eatery and live music venue. It's also a sports bar, with football just one of the many sports they show on the TV.

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Mayfair

The Salutation

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. 

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Hammersmith

The Temperance

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 European matches and Monday night football. 

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Fulham

The Cross Keys

This Fuller’s pub shows just about as much sport as you could ask for, with the football matches proving a bit of a draw. Obscure European match? Yep - they're probably showing it. 

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Ravenscourt Park

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Comments

2 comments
Davide R
Davide R

There is also a Pub in Mayfair, really cool atmosphere with chill out music,that shows SKY sports events, football games and so on!! It's called "THE BACK ROOM", been there a couple of times during the world cup, really nice staff!!!

Al Grant
Al Grant

The Duke of Edinburgh in Brixton has two big screens and one projector. Not only do they show all sky sports and terrestrial football games, they also show the NFL games on Sundays, and the Thanksgiving day games.