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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London

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.

The Three Compasses Dalston

The Three Compasses Dalston

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.
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Greenwood

Greenwood

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.
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The Tap In

The Tap In

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.
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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.
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The Clapham Grand

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.
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Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket

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.
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The Piano Works

The Piano Works

Normally known for the awesome party atmosphere, aided by the brilliant house band, Piano Works have recently installed multiple projectors to convert that into a top notch football atmosphere. The perfect venue to go from full-time to party-time even has table service to ensure you never miss a second of the action waiting at the bar.
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The Piano Works West End

The Piano Works West End

The younger sister of Piano Works, Studio88 is also normally known for the awesome party atmosphere, aided by the brilliant house band. Studio88 have also recently installed multiple projectors to own a cracking Central London home for the World Cup. The perfect venue to go from full-time to party-time even has table service to ensure you never miss a second of the action waiting at the bar.
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The Thirsty Bear

The Thirsty Bear

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.
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Flat Iron Square

Flat Iron Square

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.