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Best Sports Bars and Pubs showing Live Football

Football; the largest excuse for excessive drinking and work-related procrastination that the UK has ever seen, we all love our footy no matter the circumstances. Unfortunate as it is, some pubs are more committed to providing the best possible match day experience than others so we've compiled a list of the 7 best football pubs in London so that you can find yourself such an establishment on game day. If you won't settle for your local boozer and plan to go a little farther afield, why not check out our list and give one of these fine London pubs a go?


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Cafe Football

Westfield Stratford City

E20 1EN
0208 702 2590
Cafe Football - Sports Bar in London More Info

How could we fail to mention the special football cafe set up by non other than Manchester United and England legend Gary Neville? This modern take on all things football has dozens of screens and a belting menu full of modern takes on traditional terrace grub. Cafe football has a great atmosphere and is decked out with some truly unique knicknacks and bits. Where else in the UK can you nip for a tinkle at half time and gaze at the (original) Ronaldo shirt he wore against England, during Le Tournoi 1997, whilst you do it?

Walkabout Temple

Temple Station
Temple Place

0207 395 3690
Walkabout Temple - Sports Bar in London More Info

Central London, Temple. A very popular venue for live sport, Walkabout's flagship bar is one of the best places for watching live sport in London. They justifiably lay claim to having the best atmosphere in town helped by their massive HD Projector. Everywhere you look there is a plasma TV. and if you can't see a TV you are either vertically challenged or are staring at the ceiling from a few too many beers. With all those screens, they can show any number of games at once meaning that if the football's live on TV, it's live in Walkie! Hot food, cold beers and one of the best sports pubs in the UK. This Aussie bar is one of the most popular places to watch the sport in London and it is easy to see why. Always hosting a great crowd watching sport on TV, serving up good food and cheap drinks, the Walkabout is a fantastic place to let loose after work or on the weekend. The cracking atmosphere along with live music, karaoke nights, and themed evenings make this an excellent choice for match day with a bunch of mates.


94 Goldsmiths Row

E2 8QY
0207 739 0185
Albion - Sports Bar in London More Info

Tucked away off the fashionable Broadway Market in London Fields, the Albion is chock full of sporting memorabilia (including plenty of Baggies gear) and is an excellent spot to watch the game. With three big screens showing action from most leagues across Europe, you would be well advised to get to this popular haunt in plenty of time for the big game.

The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub

418 St John Street

0207 837 7816
The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub - Sports Bar in London More Info

One of London's oldest drinking establishments, this unique theatre/pub in the heart of Angel has real charm. Due to be home for Belgium fans in the capital whenever they are on the box, this pub has a cracking range of real ales to sup on and even an outdoor screen to enjoy. Also, watch out for resident pooch Rolo, he's a chap and a half.

Carlsberg Sports Bar

The Casino At The Empire
5-6 Leicester Square

0203 411 0735
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Carlsberg Sports Bar - Sports Bar in London More Info

This modern bar located within the Empire Casino in Leicester Square lays claim to the title of complete sports bar with a 3m HD TV along with a host of smaller screens to ensure that you don't miss a minute of the action. Serving plenty of Carlsberg, amongst other fine drinks, and some good food, this is a solid choice on match day and is open 24/7.

Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket

80 Haymarket

0207 930 0393
Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket - Sports Bar in London More Info

Being the largest sports bar in London, there is a lot to say for an afternoon spent in front of one of its 34 TVs, beer in hand. With added extras like pool tables and ping pong as well as an American style diner and live DJ nights; this is one of the ultimate sport watching locations.

Belushis and The Dugout

161-165 Borough High Street
London Bridge

0207 939 9700
Belushis and The Dugout - Sports Bar in London More Info

One of the newest sports bars in the city, The Dugout continues the Belushis franchise in excellent style, with a sports themed venue and excellent facilities like beer pong and pool for half-time fun. Boasting a wide selection of premium beers and cocktails to sip on whilst watching the games on one of the many big screens, this has got to be one of the best venues on game day.

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