Where to watch the World Cup in London
Enjoy the 2010 World Cup at the capital's best bars, big screens and special events
World cup viewing map
Football fans in London can lap up the big-match atmosphere of the World Cup with plenty of venues showing games. Find big screens, pubs and bars and where to follow your team with our map
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World Cup special events
World Cup on the big screen
Until Sun Jul 11, 5 Hollybush Vale, London, NW3 6TX
How about sipping a fine ice-cold Southern African lager in an exclusive and relaxing environment whilst you watch all the football action live? With all the big games including England, Brazil, Italy and Australia and the knockout stages.
From Sat Jun 12, Fulham Rd, SW6 1HS
Chelsea's giant events hall will open its doors to host 1,000 punters for England's matches, broadcast on 14 2.5m screens. A £15 entry fee gets you in two hours before kick-off, a free drink and a hot dog. Other match-day food is available.
From Sat Jun 12, 45 Queen Caroline St, London, W6 9QH
A huge HD screen three times as wide as a goal, surroundsound and 3,500 screaming fans – you can get all this for free at the stately Hammersmith Apollo if you get your skates on. The party ramps up 90 minutes before kick-off, with DJs, food and beer.
World Cup alternatives
Author Bret Easton Ellis, oceanographer Sylvia Earle and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy deliver iconoclastic mental keepy-uppy.
Rating: 3/5 30-31 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, EC1R 0DU
You’re guaranteed no World Cup at sight-depriving restaurant sensation Dans le Noir, because you have to dine in complete darkness...
Royal Festival Hall
Based on Brian Greene’s children’s story, this performance combines music by Philip Glass and visuals by young British video artists Al and Al.