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Football pubs in London

Don’t miss a kick – find out which pubs and bars in London are showing live football, including Premier League matches

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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. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions. 

Central London football pubs

Bavarian Beerhouse

Catch up on the Bundesliga at Bavarian Beerhouse. The lively German-themed bar also screens big games from the Champions League. Make a booking and make some room for extra sausage.

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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

This orange-hued West End boozer is big on atmosphere and plays all the big games - as long as they don't clash with any Holland matches.

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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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The Round House

This is a popular pub that overflows with customers on warm days – some watch the screens through the windows.

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. Word of warning though, rugby can take precedence over the round ball.

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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. During big tournaments, they're take advance booking for keen footie fans in east London, or put on private parties in the 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 shows all manner of sporting action throughout the year. Make it your go-to local.

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Old Dairy

Watch the stars of the Premier League 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.

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The Lion

A mix of vintage furniture, dimmed lighting and candles make for a cosy atmosphere at this Stoke Newington boozer, but on match days it's all about crowding round to watch the footie screened from a projector. You mostly find fans rooting for Spurs, unless it's a European championship, in which case Italian teams get the loudest cheers from bar staff.

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Stoke Newington

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


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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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 a key role here. They have regular football table tournaments, so have a go if you think you’re good enough.

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Dickens Inn

This beautiful three-storey pub overlooking St Katharine Docks serves a 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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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 when the Premier League gets under way. Fixtures are aired indoors on LED screens though, should you be feeling the chill regardless.

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Water Poet

The Water Poet goes above and beyond other pubs with its nine screens, including a cinema. All Premier League matches will be shown at the Bishopsgate boozer. 

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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 Premier League viewing needs.

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The Lauriston

The popular corner boozer near Victoria Park pulls down its big screen for the footie. Come by for pizzas, pints and a roaring crowd of east London dwellers getting behind..well, whoever they're behind.

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South Hackney

William IV

East London community pub with beers and ales from Brodie’s and sport on the screen. Find the big footie fixtures as well as cricketing action from time to time and a dartsboard for fun and games IRL.

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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 Premier League championship. The sourdough pizza menu is worth a look at half-time, too.

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East Dulwich

The Black Horse

The Black Horse is commited to screening European football matches from a projector. Pair the sporting action with a pizza from the pub's own 'Sourdough Saloon'.

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Settle in for all Premier League 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 the beautiful game.

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Herne Hill


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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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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Duke of Edinburgh

The atmosphere is surprisingly electric in this pub down the Brixton back roads, where they'll be showing all Premier League 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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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

The Shipwright Arms

A Tooley Street pub located in a gorgeous Grade II listed building. It's a great place to watch the football, with a number of screens showing all the big games.

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West London football pubs

The Crabtree

This is a pretty civilised setting for to get your footie 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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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. 

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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 it will also be showing a selection of the Premier League matches.

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Octoberfest Pub

"Join us for the Six Nations this year. Germany aren't involved but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a German beer while watching the rugby!"

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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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 matches and Monday night football. 

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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.