Best Sports Bars and Pubs in London

There's little to say about London that you can't find out in a 'Fancy that of London': its expensive and full of tourists wielding terrible handbags. This being said we absolutely love the place and it's home to over 5000 pubs and bars; the majority of which show live sport, meaning you will never be short of good quality boozers to really get settled in on match day. It can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to choosing what's best for you and as a result we've chosen some of the best pubs in London that show 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, shows the game in 3D 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.

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.
Six Yard Box

Six Yard Box

#RelaxedAtmosphere  #CraftBeer  #SportsBar 
This beloved storage container has moved down to Peckham but the SYB still delivers everything it used to. Great beer, even better people and plenty of retro shirts make this well worth a visit.
McGettigans Fulham

McGettigans Fulham

#SportsBar  #WideDrinkSelection  #MajorEvents 
Found just a stones throw away from Stamford Bridge, the UK branch of the world famous McGettigans brand absolutely nails getting a sports pub experience right. With screens all over the place ensuring you can see the action from every angle, the regulars ensure there's an unrivalled atmosphere and the selection of beverages is the cherry on top.
The Sporting Page

The Sporting Page

#RelaxedAtmosphere  #ClassicPubFood  #WideDrinkSelection 
First up is a personal favourite of ours, the Sporting Page in south-west London. The Sporting Page not only shows key sporting events on 4 screens but manages to pull off the perfect mix of a real sports atmosphere, 6 ales on the bar that have been cared for with love and attention as well as classic pub dishes all served by a team of staff who really do care about every punter. Even without sport, this would still be one of the best pubs in London.
Greenwood

Greenwood

#InternationalSport  #AmericanSports  #MajorEvents 
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.
The Richmond

The Richmond

#StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #Pizza  #Football 
Over 100 years old, this traditional London boozer is well loved by locals and visitors alike. They've got benches outside for summer, pool tables and a mini library inside for when it gets chillier plus heaps of screens showing all the best BT and Sky Sports action live.
Belushis and The Dugout

Belushis and The Dugout

#SportsBar  #MajorEvents  #WideDrinkSelection 
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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The Thirsty Bear

The Thirsty Bear

#Rugby  #Football  #BigGamesMatter 
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.
Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket

Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket

#BigGamesMatter  #SportsBar  #AmericanFood 
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.
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.
O'Neills

O'Neills

#HighStreet  #MajorEvents  #BigGamesMatter 
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.
Dirty Harrys Soho

Dirty Harrys Soho

#BigGamesMatter  #WideDrinkSelection  #AmericanFood 
With a serious reputation for awesome food and cocktails, Dirty Harrys isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think sport. However, with the addition of sport to their roster and taking it as seriously as they take their food and cocktails means that Central London has a new contender for best sports bar.
Long Arm Pub and Brewery

Long Arm Pub and Brewery

#BigGamesMatter  #WideDrinkSelection  #SportsBar 
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.
The Piano Works

The Piano Works

#StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #Football  #LateNightMusic 
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.
Court

Court

#HighStreet  #Student  #RelaxedAtmosphere 
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.
Bar Kick

Bar Kick

#MajorEvents  #StadiumLikeAtmosphere  #SportsBar 
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.
Euston Flyer

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.
The Three Compasses Dalston

The Three Compasses Dalston

#RelaxedAtmosphere  #CraftBeer  #MajorEvents 
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.
Clissold Park Tavern

Clissold Park Tavern

#CraftBeer  #Pizza  #Football 
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.