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.

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With the capital being home to thousands of pubs and bars showing sports and several football teams namely, it can get a little overwhelming to run around to find where to watch the game. If you want to find out which venue supports your team, boasts an unreal beer garden or just find a pub showing the rugby rather than footy or vice versa, you're on the right page.

Plus, we've kindly created a selection to help you find the little gems that you may not know about. So we're pointing them at to you and opening the doors to what we think are the coolest venues to watch the game. Find the best venues in your area by simply entering your postcode your location.

Or explore all of our sports pubs in London and enjoy the game with comfy seats and a good cold pint.

Belushis and The Dugout
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Belushis and The Dugout

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.
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Euston Flyer
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Euston Flyer

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.
Railway

Railway

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.
Alexandra

Alexandra

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.
Hemingford Arms

Hemingford Arms

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.
Carlsberg Sports Bar

Carlsberg Sports Bar

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.
Philomena's Irish Sports Bar & Kitchen

Philomena's Irish Sports Bar & Kitchen

Cracking Irish bar in Covent Garden that always delivers a great big game experience. A firm favourite.
The Clapham Grand
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The Clapham Grand

At a massive 24ft by 15ft The Clapham Grand is home to one of the largest sports screens in the UK. Coupled with HD projection & a club sound system The Grand is undoubtedly one of the best places to watch the World Cup in London. As all games are a ticketed event you're sure to get a really premium experience and one that you definitely won't forget.
Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket
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Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket

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.
Sawyers

Sawyers

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.