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Find bars and pubs screening the London 2012 Olympics

Don't miss any of this summer's action and discover the best bars and pubs in the capital showing the London 2012 Olympic Games. Find bars and pubs in central, north, south, east and west London screening Olympic events. Plus, see where you can watch the London 2012 Olympic Games outdoors this summer with our Olympic big screens guide.

Do you know any other great bars that are showing the Olympics this summer? Let us know in the comment box below.



Pubs showing Olympic events in central London

  • Anthologist

    58 Gresham St, London, EC2V 7BB

    This enormous bar, fashioned like a wine cellar, is mainly filled with City boys and girls as you might expect – it’s near Bank station. It is offering full coverage of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games - there will be one screen on during the day, and three in the evening. Parties bigger than ten are advised to book.
    Read Anthologist review

  • Carom

    100 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0TN

    It’s not the obvious choice, but this Indian-themed venue (formerly Conran’s Meza) is a nice alternative for watching the Games in Soho. Watch athletes compete on four screens while sipping cocktails and tucking into Indian food. Tables can be booked and the restaurant also takes private bookings with a screen.
    Read Anthologist reivew

  • Drift

    Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

    This vast, flashy City bar will get busy during the Games, as it’s showing most of the competitions on two screens. Booking is advised from Wednesdays to Fridays.
    Read Drift review

  • The Fence

    66 - 67 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BP

    A few seconds from Farringdon rail and tube station, this pub will be heaving with local workers during the Games. Competitions will be shown on four screens, two of which will be places outside on the terrace – weather permitting.
    Read The Fence review

  • Folly

    41 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BT

    Frustrated to be watching the Games indoors? Head to this spacious City bar decorated with flowers, trees and leaf-patterned furniture, and pretend you’re watching the action outside. Three screens; groups should book.
    Read The Folly review

  • Green

    29 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU

    Two screens will be showing Olympic action at this Clerkenwell neighbourhood pub every day after 5pm. Large groups should book.
    Read Green review

  • Jetlag

    125 Cleveland Street , London, W1T 6QB

    This travel-themed bar in Fitzrovia offers continuous Olympic coverage on two cinema screens. The on-screen action can be accompanied by international food and drink packages.
    Read Jetlag review

  • Maple Leaf

    Maple Leaf, 41 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7LJ (7240 2843)

    This Canadian sports bar is likely to be heaving with sports fans during the Games. Three screens will be showing everything Olympics-related all day and evening.

  • Oyster Shed

    Rating: 2/5
    5 Angel Lane, London, EC4R 3AB

    Don’t let yourself get distracted by the great views of the Shard at this vast riverside bar. During the Games, the Oyster Shed will show Olympic coverage on its two ground floor screens, and also on one first floor screen. Bookings are taken, but there’s so much standing space it might not be necessary. A private room and screen is also available.
    Read Oyster Shed review

Pubs showing Olympic events in north London

  • The Betjeman Arms

    Pancras International Station, Pancras Road, NW1 2QP

    Located inside St Pancras Station, this pub is convenient for Games watching while you wait for your international guests to arrive by Eurostar.
    Read The Betjeman Arms review

  • Compton Arms

    4 Compton Avenue, London, N1 2XD

    Come to this quiet neighbourhood pub just off Highbury Corner in Islington to watch the Games in relaxed surroundings.
    Read Compton Arms review

  • Faltering Fullback

    19 Perth Rd, London, N4 3HB

    This local Irish pub (local if you’re in Finsbury Park, that is) will be screening the Olympic Games in their barn-like back room with picnic table seating.
    Read Faltering Fullback review

Pubs showing Olympic events in south London

  • The Abbeville

    69 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London, SW4 9JW

    This Clapham neighbourhood pub will be drawing in the locals with two screens. It’s advisable to book if you want a seat near the screen.
    Read The Abbeville review

  • Le Bouchon Bordelais

    5-9 Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HG

    This continental Battersea bistro is replacing its screening of French sport with all-day Olympics coverage this summer. Booking may be necessary.
    Read Le Bouchon Bordelais review

  • Prince Albert

    85 Albert Bridge Rd, London, SW11 4PF

    This popular Battersea gastropub sits right on the edge of Battersea Park near to Albert Bridge. Their coverage doesn’t promise to be completely comprehensive, but the important events will be shown on the two screens in the pub. A private upstairs room (with screen) can be booked.
    Read Prince Albert review

  • The Sporting Page

    6 Camera Place,, London, SW10 0BH

    All major games will be 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.
    Read The Sporting Page review

Pubs showing Olympic events in east London

  • Café Kick

    43 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QL

    Their football tables will get some heavy action during the Olympics, as both of the sibling Kick venues will be providing all-day, every day coverage on their numerous screens. Booking may be necessary, especially towards the final rounds.
    Read Café Kick review

  • Bar Kick

    127 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JE

    Sister to Clerkenwell's Café Kick, good-natured Bar Kick is more expansive than its sibling. Most obviously it's spread over two floors and will be providing all-day, every day coverage on their numerous screens.
    Read Bar Kick review

  • The Cow

    Westfield Stratford, Great Eastern Road, London, E20

    Stuck in Stratford? Or more specifically, find yourself in the Westfield shopping centre and want to keep to date on the action? The Cow is a shopping mall pub that’s located a short distance from the Olympic village, and where you can watch all the action on of the four screens.
    Read more about The Cow

  • The Parlour Bar & Kitchen

    Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square, London, E14 5FW

    You can watch the Games on an indoor screen at this Canary Wharf bar, or sit outside on the terrace and sneak a peak of the big screen-on-the-green on Canada Square.
    Read The Parlour Bar & Kitchen review

Pubs showing Olympic events in west London

  • The Bull

    1st floor, Westfield, Shepherd's Bush,, London, W12 7SL

    Take a break from the Westfield shops and watch a game at this shopping centre pub – two screens will be showing the sporting action.
    Read more about The Bull

  • Crabtree

    Rainville Road, London, W6 9HA

    Want to watch the Games outdoors? The garden of this Hammersmith boozer boasts four TV screens – with a further three indoors. Large groups are advised to book.
    Read Crabtree review

  • The Famous Three Kings

    171-173 North End Rd, London, W14 9NL

    Head to this West Kensington sports bar for complete Olympic immersion. 13 TVs (three of which are in 3D) and three projectors will be showing around-the-clock Games coverage. No bookings are taken, so just turn up for your favourite competition.
    Read The Famous Three Kings review

  • Maple Leaf

    41 Maiden Lane,, London, WC2E 7LJ

    This Canadian sports bar is likely to be heaving with fans during the Games. Three screens will be showing everything Olympics-related all day and evening.
    Read more about the Maple Leaf

  • The Sporting Page

    6 Camera Place, SW10 0BH (7349 0455)

    All major games will be shown at this Chelsea pub – one large screen and three small screens will make sure everyone can witness what’s going on in the sporty parts of town.
    See www.thesportingpagechelsea.co.uk for more details



Users say

5 comments
Amanda
Amanda

Go to Foreman's Fish Island Riviera!!!! It is 100metres from the Olympic park entrance and is ACE! There is a pop up beach with a volley ball net, yummy food stalls, bar run by Maddox. I was there for the Opening ceremony and all the Olympic stadium fireworks are directly above you - the helicopter and parachute jump were directly overhead and you can hear the people in the stadium and see them on the whopping great big screen they have. If you haven't got tickets to the closing ceremony, which unfortunately I don't it is the closest you are going to get to being there with the added bonus of being able to be with all your mates and on a beach!

Jack
Jack

The Pilgrim Pub in Kennington is showing all the sport on 4 big screen TVs and one outside if the weather is good!

Laura
Laura

The Anthologist ruined the Opening Ceremony for all of those who had booked to watch it there. Yes, they have a big screen - but no sound. Pretty pointless attempting to watch the Opening Ceremony with no sound. Staff didn't admit there was a problem with the sound despite lots of people asking what was going on. We finally gave up 20 minutes in (after having arrived over 2 hours earlier to secure our booking).

Laura
Laura

The Anthologist was a disaster. Booked an area to watch the opening ceremony, really big screen - looked promising. But it turns out they haven't wired up the sound so we couldn't hear a thing - had to leave as it was completely pointless without sound. Staff didnt give anyone information. Luckily the red herring around the corner saved the day, though very disappointed to have missed the first 20 mins.

Sarah McAnulty
Sarah McAnulty

The Runner Bar at Green's will be showing all events (Monday - Friday) on two large screens. We also have private screening facilities available for those that want something special!