Central London football pubs
The Round House
This is a popular pub that overflows with customers on warm days – some watch the screens through the windows.
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Venue says: “Visit our award-winning pub.”
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.
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.
East London football pubs
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.
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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West London football pubs
Venue says: “Every Thursday night come enjoy all-you-can-eat sausage night from 5pm to 9.30pm. £15pp including a pint of Kaltenberg.”
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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Champagne and meatballs are the order of the day at Searcys St Paul's bar. Located on the first floor of One New Change, this Searcys has a sociable vibe with ’20s-styled raised seating surrounding the central bar, which is banked by plump leather benches. As well as the meatballs, you can get salads, cheese and charcuterie boards, smoked salmon with truffle oil and a few sweet treats. But the main focus here is on the Champers, something that Searcys specialise in; order it by the glass, the bottle or even by the magnum should the mood take you. Classic and signature cocktails come as an alternative to the bubbly, as well as a good selection of whisky, beers and ciders.
Venue says: “Thirsty Thursdays: join us for a Champagne tasting every Thursday at 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Taste four different Champagnes for only £10.”