Where to watch the World Cup in London

Want to know which bars and pubs are showing the football? Here's our guide to London venues screening games from Brazil 2014

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There's no shortage of places to catch live sport in London, but where can you be guaranteed the best views, the best atmosphere and the best deals while you watch the World Cup? Here's our pick of the best bars in London to watch the football this summer.

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Where to watch the World Cup in central London

Jetlag

As the name suggests, this smart Fitzrovia bar has a thing for anti-social hours, hence why they’ll be screening every single match of the tournament (even the 2am BST kick-off between Japan and Ivory Coast). Big fixtures will be shown on the 15ft screen in the downstairs bar, with the rest on five 50-inch screens. Themed food and beer will accompany the action.

  1. 125 Cleveland Street, W1T 6QB
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Herman ze German

No prizes for guessing which team will be getting the biggest cheers at this cheekily playful sausage emporium. Head down to the basement to watch the action on a huge projector screen, or there’s a 48-incher in the main upstairs area. Bear in mind that space is limited, and table bookings during the tournament require a £10 deposit.

  1. 33 Old Compton Street, W1D 5JU
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Café Kick

Matches at this football-loving stalwart will be shown across six screens, two of which we’re reliably informed are ‘absolutely huge’. All games, including the 11pm kick-offs are scheduled to be shown, with happy hours and special international beers being called in for the occasion. Expect the three foosball tables to be busy throughout the month.

  1. 43 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QL
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Maple Leaf

Canada may have only made it to the World Cup finals on one occasion (back in 1986, when they lost all three games and scored not a single goal), but expect no lack of atmosphere at this Canuck-run Covent Garden bar. They’ll be showing every single game of the tournament on four big screens – assuming it doesn’t clash with a big ice hockey game. 

  1. 41 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7LJ
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Walkabout Temple

Regularly packed to bursting point whenever there’s a big tournament on, Australia’s presence in the World Cup means this charmingly classless antipodean bar could be tough to get into (at least until the Socceroos inevitably get knocked out). Still, no matter how many bodies are crammed in, 20 screens and three projectors mean you shouldn’t struggle for a view of the action.

  1. Temple Station Temple Place, WC2R 2PH
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7 comments
David H
David H

Are there any bars in South East London?

Amanda B
Amanda B

Australia's football team are called the Socceroos... the Wallabies are the rugby team

Piotr K
Piotr K

The Commissary is a nice spot with massive outside garden by regent canal, and loads of screens 

A. K
A. K

There's a great place in Stoke Newington called Etcetera, they will show all games. They have two big screens, great food and beer and super relaxed atmosphere. Perfect if you live around there

Ted R
Ted R

@David H  the bussey building , Peckham rye has a roof top cinema for viewing but it was £15 for last nights game, the 'Rye' on Rye lane , or The Gowlett. Hope that helps

Mark O'Donnell
Mark O'Donnell moderator

@Amanda B Thanks Amanda. I've just updated that. It should appear correctly shortly.

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