Where to watch the World Cup in London



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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

World Cup special events

  • This Feeling at The Garage

    Until Sun Jul 11, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD

    DJ slots from Doves and Mani and live sets by Ian Broudie and The Rifles will be soundtracking England’s triumphs and inevitable heartb...

  • Vai Vai Brasil

    Until Fri Jun 25, 28 New Kent Rd, SE1 6TJ

    The Coronet Theatre plays host to this series of epic parties for each Brazilian match. Giant screens, live band, carnival dancers, DJs a...

World Cup on the big screen

  • Hampstead Everyman Cinema Club

    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.

  • Stamford Bridge

    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.

  • HMV Apollo

    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

  • London Literature Festival

    Author Bret Easton Ellis, oceanographer Sylvia Earle and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy deliver iconoclastic mental keepy-uppy.

  • Dans Le Noir

    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...

  • ‘Icarus at the Edge of Time’

    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.

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