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Football pubs in London: where to watch Euro 2016

Don’t miss a kick – find out which pubs and bars in London are showing live football for the European Championships 2016

© Michael Franke
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 Euro 2016 championship. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions. 

Central London football pubs

Bavarian Beerhouse

Perhaps you want to get behind Germany this tournament? Bavarian Beerhouse are hosting football fans from all over the continent at screenings of all England and all Germany fixtures. Make a booking and make some room for extra sausage.

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Aldgate

Bounce

Sure, there's ping pong aplenty at Bounce. But there are also two 10-ft projectors and a dedicated cheer squad for Team England. They're calling it 'Jamie Vardy's Ping Pong Party' and should the Leicester ledge take us to glory with a goal, a bottle of beer will be added to your group's stash.

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Farringdon

Lamb & Flag

Fancy a bit of London history with your European football? Lamb & Flag packs in the punters for this very reason on a regular day (if it was good enough for Dickens, it's good enough for us) but the atmosphere is even more kicking for footie on thoroughly modern HD screens.

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Covent Garden

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

De Hems

Holland may have failed to qualify for this year’s tournament, but there’ll be no lack of atmosphere at this orange-hued West End boozer.

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Chinatown

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

The Round House

This is a popular pub that overflows with customers on warm days – some watch the screens through the windows. Spin the pub's Euro wheel for the chance of winning a free pint and toasting to your team.

North London football pubs

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, but all the big games will be on the screen for Euro 2016.

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Finsbury Park

The Grafton

This welcoming spot near Kentish Town has two 7-ft HD screen across two floors, as well as smaller TVs. They're taking advance booking for keen footie fans in east London looking to cheer on the boys. Or put on a party of your own by booking out their boardroom avec beer keg. That'll shorten that queue at the bar come half-time.

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Kentish Town

Hemingford Arms

This brilliant backstreet boozer will be going in hard for the opening ceremony followed by the kick off with France vs Romania. And then they'll be showing all the sporting action this summer. Make it your go-to local.

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Barnsbury

Old Dairy

Watch the stars of Euro football milk that foul for all it's worth at the Old Dairy. They're going football crazy with a big screen for match days and areas available for advance bookings.

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Crouch Hill

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

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 – expect Euro coverage to the max.

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Canonbury

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

Star of Kings

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.

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King's Cross

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 on - they've got a number of screens showing the big games.

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Stoke Newington

East London football pubs

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

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

Cat & Mutton

Just as you'll find Europe's most dazzling cuisines along Broadway Market's stretch outside, you'll find the creme de la creme of European footie on the screen at the Cat & Mutton's upstairs bar for selected fixtures.

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South Hackney

Dickens Inn

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

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Tower Hill

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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Moorgate

Pub on the Park

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 the Euro 2016 action. Fixtures are aired indoors on LED screens though, should you be feeling the chill regardless. All Euro 2016 matches will be aired.

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Hackney

Water Poet

For the Euro 2016 Championships, the Water Poet goes above and beyond all other pubs with its nine screens, including a cinema. All matches will be shown at the Bishopsgate boozer. If the atmosphere gets anything like it does for the Eurovision Song Contest here, you'll be in for a treat.

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Spitalfields

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. You can book an area for all your Euro 2016 viewing needs.  

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Homerton

The Lauriston

The popular corner boozer near Victoria Park pulls down its big screen for the footie this summer. Come by for pizzas, pints and a roaring crowd of east London dwellers getting behind Eng-er-land.

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South Hackney

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

The Actress

This East Dulwich pub has a strong sports focus, so expect the full roster of fixtures to be screened here throughout the championship. The sourdough pizza menu is worth a look at half-time, too.

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East Dulwich

Clapham Grand

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.

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Clapham Junction

Draft House

All Draft House venues will be showing all European matches, and the craft beer list celebrates Europe just as well. They've also made a lager with Fourpure specifically for the tournament.

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Bermondsey

Florence

Settle in for all home nation games at this welcoming Herne Hill pub, where the party after will be just as gripping as the on-screen action. The pub also has its Lupino Room available for private hire if you fancy a bit of peace with your continental football.

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Herne Hill

Rye

While the spacious beer garden is a big draw, the Rye's sizable projector screen also makes it a steady favourite in the area. Football fans can make quick work on scotch eggs and sausage rolls while the action unfolds.

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Nunhead

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

Duke of Edinburgh

The atmosphere is surprisingly electric in this pub down the Brixton back roads, where they'll be showing all Euro fixtures. If your team look like a flop on the pitch, take consolation on the crazy golf course in the garden outside.

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Brixton

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 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

West London football pubs

City Barge

This riverside pub is popular with all walks of life, but also draws in a football-loving crowd for big games. For Euro 2016, find all the bigger games on air and follow it up with riverside pints.

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Gunnersbury

The Crabtree

This is a pretty civilised setting for your Euro 2016 fix. If the sport gets too intense, take your pints outside to the apple orchard garden. It's not quite like soaking up the atmosphere on the terraces, but we'll take it.

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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

Famous Three Kings

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.

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West Kensington

The Kings Arms

This Ealing pub has darts and a games room if you fancy making your own entertainment. Otherwise, stick with the footie on TV screens. Usually, it's a trusty rugby pub to locals, but don't worry, they're having it large for Euro 2016 too.

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Ealing

Octoberfest Pub

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. 

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Parsons Green

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. Get ready for a summer of sport.

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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. Euro 2016 is no exception.

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Fulham

More London pubs

Comments

3 comments
Daniel B
Daniel B

JOIN US AT *RESIDENT OF PARADISE ROW*, 100M FROM BETHNAL GREEN TUBE. PINTS, FOOD, BIG TERRACE :D 

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.