To many Londoners, the image of a raucous Boxpark crowd lobbing pints in the air is utterly synonymous with England scoring at a major tournament. So it’s no surprise at all that Boxpark’s three shipping container venues in Croydon, Shoreditch and Wembley will be whacking on all the England women’s matches. They’re also sweetening the deal with a ‘festival of football’ with DJs, food, and family-friendly football-based challenges where you (or maybe your kid) can pretend to be the next Chloe Kelly.
England has made it to the World Cup Final for the first time since 1966 and victory for the Lionesses is so close, we can almost taste it. The Fifa Women’s World Cup 2023, hosted by Australia and New Zealand, has been well underway since July 20, and the final on Sunday August 20 is just days away. We can't believe we're saying this, but after England thrashed the Aussies in the semi-finals, it could actually be coming home.
It's been an emotional tournament, filled with unbelievable goals, devastating near-misses and the occasional stamp. England will take on Spain for the grand title this Sunday, with the match kicking off at 11am.
There are all sorts of options for catching the final, including football pubs, local boozers and bars, sports bars offering World Cup themed pizzas and massive football parties at major alfresco venues. Here’s the score on the best places to catch kick-off.