Best Sports Bars and Pubs in London

Looking for a list of the very best sports pubs London has to offer? This page has everything you'll need. We've handpicked a bunch of the finest sports bars the capital has to offer, everything from epic footy pubs to raucous rugby boozers and hidden havens for more niche sports. It can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to choosing the best bars nearby so we've done the legwork for you in terms of great bars showing live sport on TV. There's a fine mix of pubs here and they're well spread across the city so you're guaranteed to find one near you. If we've left out one of your faves why not drop us an email and say so at info@matchpint.co.uk.

Pubs & Bars

The Three Compasses Dalston

London

Hackney's finest. The Three Compasses boasts a bunch of sizeable drop-down projectors ensuring cops a decent eye full of the action. Being East London, the beer's suitably crafty and the crowd's a bit more relaxed than you might find elsewhere. That said, it still packs a belting atmosphere when full. Well worth a visit.

Greenwood

London

Tucked away by Victoria station, Greenwood is a life saver for any poor soul with a train to catch. That said, even if you're not waiting for transport, the Greenwood is well worth a visit west for a game - it really is that good. A heap of screens, epic food, some seriously plush decor and freshly brewed beer from Long Arm brewery makes this a real winner.

Carlsberg Sports Bar

London

It turns out Carlsberg do Sports bars...and they are pretty bloody fantastic. To be found in the Empire Casino on Leicester Square, this is well worth a visit even if you're not living close. With free entry, all of the beers and a 'make your own burger' facility it basically covers all your needs. It goes without saying that they show sport on TV.

Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket

London

London's biggest sports bar boasts all the facilities you would expect from a venue this size. 35 screens dot the 600 capacity pub alongside English and American pool tables, foosball, and a particularly fun and riotous atmosphere during the big games. To add to the structure of the place; Riley's serves up some good, honest, great value food (enormous portions for under a tenner) and there are few faults to be found with the burgers and onion rings if you're tempted.

Bar Kick

London

The best sports bar in East London has a distinctly continental feel to it. As such, Spaniards, Italians and David Luiz regularly flock here for the big games. Why? Big screens, an electric atmosphere, and enough Table Football tables to host an international tournament. The best Happy Hour in town runs from 4-7 EVERYDAY (@£2 bottled beers and £4.85 cocktails) - well worth a visit.

Alexandra

London

Not a single fault to find with this old and beautiful pub on Clapham Common which is known to be a bit of a haunt for supporters of all things Irish. Little to elaborate when it comes to the 2 HD projectors and 4 plasma screens across 2 floors; the pub also has a heated beer garden, table tennis tables, and foosball to keep you entertained pre-game, post-game, and half-time. Always a cracking atmosphere during the footy or rugger and if you’re planning to spend an evening; the Thai food is really excellent.

Long Arm Pub and Brewery

London

The place to go for sports fans serious about their beer. All their delicious pints are brewed on site and their two huge projector screens mean a belting atmosphere when it fills up post work.

Euston Flyer

London

Definitely the most traditional of the best sports pubs in London, the Flyer is a Fuller's pub, so good ale is a prerequisite. Perhaps surprisingly for such a large pub, the food is tip-tip with the pies a big hit. Located between Euston and King's Cross, it's the perfect spot to catch sport on the big screen before running off to catch a train.

Belushis and The Dugout

London

Belushis in London Bridge have re-branded their sports offering and have created 'The Dugout'. Down in their basement they've curated any sports fan's dream with a themed American sports bar littered with screens (17!), table fussball, beer pong, all the sharing platters your belly could desire etc etc. The Dugout's real x-factor comes in their unique position to screen sport and serve drinks late into the night and early in the morning, making this a must for people looking to watch US/Australasian sports.

Clissold Park Tavern

London

An awesome new venue that overlooks the dreamy Clissold Park. Expect the very finest pizzas London has to offer, footy on the big screens and a beer garden that's up there with the best we've come across in Zone 2.

O'Neills

London

Spacious sports pub just off Carnaby Street in central London. Expect plenty of Guinness, live games on TV and a hearty welcome whenever you pop in.

The Court

London

A student friendly pub in the heart of central London, the Court is known for it's great value drinks and lively atmosphere. Shows all the major games on its multiple screens and that's always popular with the after work crowd.

The Tap In

London

No longer called the Six Yard Box, this beloved storage container has moved down to Peckham. Now known as The Tap In, it still delivers everything it used to. Great beer, even better people and plenty of retro shirts make this well worth a visit.

The Thirsty Bear

London

8 screens and tables with beer pumps installed on them means the ultimate in viewing experiences. The Thirsty Bear have made the half time queue for a drink a thing of history. What a time to be alive.

Ryan's N16

London

Exceptional sports bar in leafy Stoke Newington. Boasts a glorious patio area blessed with multiple outdoor screens, there are few better places to catch a game when the sun's shining. A cracking array of craft beers and a friendly welcome make this a huge favourite locally.

Redwood

London

Welcome to London's newest and nicest sports bar. Opened in November 2019 to become London Bridge's premier sports bar, you're unlikely to enter a slicker establishment. With screens coming out of their ears, including a gigantic multi-panel T.V upstairs, you can't fail to get a good view of the match. You really have to see the magic to believe it.

Hemingford Arms

London

A nice cosy bolt hole to kick back and watch the match in comfort. Generates a particularly special atmosphere for rugby matches and the kitchen serves up some of the most authentic Thai food in London.

Sawyers

London

This classic British boozer was the lucky recipient of a recent makeover bringing the charmingly old fashioned building into the 21st century. The Sawyers Arms prides itself on showing all sports all of the time. It's open-plan and spacious while still feeling perfectly homely.

Railway

London

A strong contender for the best sports bar in North London. If you've found yourself at a loose end because you can't decide which massive game to watch, head down to this pub and they will likely be showing both on different screens. A winner in anyone's book.

Flat Iron Square

London

Watch every scintillating moment of the Guinness Six Nations at the best sports venue in South London. Kitted out by Guinness it gives a nod to all six of the participating nations and is the place to be if you're seriously into your rugger.

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