World Cup 2018: Where to watch it in London

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The World Cup Soccer Lounge
Skylight Rooftop
Last Days of Shoreditch
Boxpark Shoreditch and Croydon
Peckham Levels
Neverland London
Cinnamon Kitchen Devonshire Square
Brigadiers
Skylight
JuJu's Bar and Stage
The Grand, Clapham
Greenwood
The London EDITION
Bounce Farringdon and Old Street
Merchant Square
World Cup Screenings at The Water Poet
 

 

This summer, the entire world will be going football mad when FIFA World Cup returns for an entire month of nail-biting games. London is getting in on the action with hundreds of screenings taking place across the city's bars, restaurants and pop-ups. Add to that a series of parties and football-related events and even those not jetting off to Russia for the occasion will be fully immersed in the action. So, for those who don't fancy standing behind a pillar in the local Wetherspoons, read on to discover the best places to watch the World Cup in London.

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The World Cup Soccer Lounge

Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, London, SE1 1TD

Tube: Borough Station

 

Dates: 14th June to 15th July 2018

 

Taking over Flat Iron Square and Apres London, The Soccer Lounge will be one of the best places to watch the World Cup in London. Outside, a massive outdoor screen in the garden courtyard will show every single game. Plus, in addition to all the numerous bars that are already there, there will be pop-up wine and prosecco bars and guest breweries. Inside, the Apres London ski lodge will have a 100 inch HD screen - the biggest in the Borough of Southwark - showing all the action.

 
 
 

Brigadiers

Brigadiers, 1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC2R

Tube: Mansion House Station , Cannon Street Station, Bank Station, Monument Station, St. Paul's Station

 

Dates: 14th June to 15th July 2018

 

With seven screens spread across two rooms, Brigadiers is set to be one of the best places to watch the World Cup in London. In Blighters, a restaurant and bar with booth seating, guests will be able to enjoy and an Indian barbecue menu that utilises tandoors, charcoal grills, rotisseries, wood ovens and classic Indian smokers. Diners will feast on dishes such as goat tikki bun kebabs, fried fish tacos, a tandoori chicken club sandwich and tawa masala lobster and shrimp roll while watching the games on three screens. For a more casual experience, the Pool Room has four screens alongside a full-size pool table, a rare whisky vending machine and fast-pour self-serve beer taps.

 
 
 

The London EDITION

Join the the Bad Sports team in the basement bar for half time quizzes, DJs and fun.

10 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NP

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station , Goodge Street Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 

The London EDITION has teamed up with Bad Sports to provide a fun and unique way to watch the action. From 15th June until 15th July BASEMENT bar will be home to the Bad Sports team, a roving conglomerate of sports fans and originally at the Hackney Road dive bar, who'll host an alternative way to watch the World Cup involving DJs, quizzes, cocktails and good food. Join them for football and fun happenings including half time quizzes, DJs and collaborations with friends and heroes including Romance FC, Lars Eriksen, Football by Numbers and Good Sport Magazine. A weekly sports podcast, run by London Fields Radio, will be recorded in which they discuss some serious stuff, but mainly rubbish tattoos and bad kits.

 
 
 

Greenwood

Large two floor bar with two mega screens for showing sport.

Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0QT

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 

With 19 large plasma screens and projectors, food packages and Heineken Blades - the self-pouring beer taps - Greenwood is your go-to for the 2018 World Cup if you're in and around Victoria. The two floor pub within the Nova Victoria development also has a stylish Sports Lounge, available for exclusive hire, as well as shuffleboard, making it the perfect pitstop to catch all the action from Russia this summer. As well as a large central bar and plenty of seating, the spacious ground floor upstairs there's another bar with five screens, two of which are mega screens, showing all the big games and international sport, day and night.

 
 
 

Skylight Rooftop

Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF

Tube: Rotherhithe Overground Station

 
 

From 3rd May 2018, Skylight returns with croquet lawn games, World Cup screenings and Wimbledon on the big screen on top of Tobacco Dock. The summer season brings live entertainment, croquet, one-off parties, resident DJ collectives, rooftop yoga and some scenic sunsets. Set on the top three levels of a former car park in Wapping, the 600 capacity Skylight has multiple bars, indoor and outdoor seating areas, and two street food stalls, all set against some of the finest views in the city - you can see The Shard, The Gherkin and the Walkie Talkie from here. Grab a seat on the upper level for prime views and extended sun rays before enjoying a spectacular show of yellows, oranges and pinks when the sun sets in the shadow of London's most famous buildings. Food wise, visitors can choose between burgers and souvlaki with Flip Side and Yiro taking over the kitchens and a new refreshing seasonal cocktail menu has been added alongside spritzes, pitchers, bubbly and wine. Book in for a game of croquet on the upper deck or, if the British weather isn't on your side, there's two playing areas inside. If fancy footwork is more your style, try your hand at the digital penalty shootout.

 
 
 
 

Last Days of Shoreditch

Red Market, 288-299 Old Street, London, EC1V 9DP

Tube: Old Street Station

 

Dates: 24th May to 15th September 2018

 

The much-loved Last Days of Shoreditch is back for its eighth year in 2018 with three months of street food, art, music, karaoke, and sport on one of the biggest screens in London - all of the England games will be shown as well as a number of others. 'The Enchanted Garden' sets the tone so you'll find a tropical beach area, swinging hammock beds and a tree-house at this summer hotspot. Expect summer cocktails and craft beer bars alongside street food from Seth Troxler's Smokey Tails, Cheeky Burger and pizza from Crust Bros. The dance floor is soundtracked by a star-studded DJ line-up. One of the many highlights is the return of the XOYO Saturday daytime takeovers throughout July with Late Nite Tuff Guy plus a who's who's of talent including Eli Escobar, Alexis Taylor, Dan Shake and Normay Jay.

 
 
 

Boxpark Shoreditch and Croydon

Boxpark, Boxpark, Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JE

Tube: Old Street Station

 

Dates: 14th June to 15th July 2018

 

This summer, Boxpark Shoreditch and Croydon will be pitching up a big screen to show every one of the World Cup games. Tickets can be bought in advance and once guests are there they'll be able to settle in for a session of booze, food and, of course, footie. There will be no need to get up and down to the bar during the big game as both venues will be serving large jugs of any draft beer or cider. Additionally, there will be a tempting menu of food items at both sites. In Shoreditch, there's souvlaki, meatball loaded fries and Pieminister pies while in Croydon there's pizza, burgers and Moroccan fries.

 
 
 

Peckham Levels

Peckham Levels, Levels 1 to 6 Peckham Town Centre Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 

Dates: 14th June to 15th July 2018

 

Tropical bar Near & Far at Peckham Levels will be screening all the World Cup games this summer. Two screens will be showing all the action while all the Peckham Levels bars and food traders will be fuelling the occasion with a variety of food and drink packages. There will be DJ sets from Wednesday to Sunday so you can celebrate or commiserate after the game and if it all gets too much you can head up to Frank's Cafe for a drink or two and spectacular views of London.

 
 
 

Neverland London

Albert Wharf, , London, SW6 2TY

Tube: Parsons Green Station

 

Dates: 3rd May to 1st September 2018

 

Celebrate the launch of this year's Fifa World Cup with the Neverland London World Cup Kick Off Party. Taking place on Thursday 14th June at the Thameside beach, the party will show the kick-off matches on the big screen. Plus, get there before 7pm and you'll be treated to a free bottle of Peroni. While you're there you'll also be able to enjoy a cheeky one-day staycation with white sand, palm trees and pastel painted beach huts setting the scene. Food comes courtesy of Jimmy Garcia's pop-up restaurant, the BBQ Club, while two bespoke bars serve up cocktails and beer. Tickets to the party are £5 and it runs from 6pm-11pm. 

 
 
 

Cinnamon Kitchen Devonshire Square

Cinnamon Kitchen, 9 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YL

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Dates: 14th June to 15th July 2018

 

Cinnamon Kitchen Devonshire Square will be showing all the summer football action on special World cup big screens and projector, meaning you won't miss a single kick or header. And what's the perfect partner to football? Beer and curry, of course. Guests will be able to feast on a special World Cup menu while watching the games, with dishes including Lucky Lucknow chicken biryani, lamb slider with tomato chutney and pickled onion, tandoori chicken tikka wrap, and a Koorgi pulled pork slider, all washed down with Cobra beers and cocktails. There's also a sharing platter available as well as a number of special party packages in the private dining room, Anisa Bar and Lower Terrace. Packages for one to four people, five to nine people, ten to nineteen people and twenty people are available.

 
 
 
 

JuJu's Bar and Stage

Post-match DJs, world music for each team and party vibes at the Old Truman Brewery site.

15 Hanbury Street, Ely's Yard, London, E1 6QR

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 
 

With post-match DJs, world music for each team, and party vibes, Juju's Bar and Stage is a good option for enjoying the atmosphere of the World Cup. In the heart of the Old Truman Brewery site, the bar offers Mezcal cocktail and al fresco dining while you watch the football from the comfort of a sofa or book in and get a table. Food offerings include a delicious dishes like Sticky Icky pork ribs, vegan Vietnamese tacos, 8oz teriyaki burgers and Buddha bowls courtesy of Chef Lee Cahu Le's pop up restaurant, the Chunky Buddha. Be immersed in the experience while enjoying the atmosphere of London's leading haven for arts and music. Showing all the games from Russia vs Saudi Arabia on Thursday 14th June to the World Cup Final on Sunday 15th July.

 
 

Events at JuJu's Bar and Stage

Tall Poppies
On SoonFree Event

Friday 22nd June 2018 - 7pm | Free

 
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JuJu's Bar and Stage, 15 Hanbury Street, Ely's Yard London, E1 6QR
Category: Bars
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The Grand, Clapham

See all the footie in this beautiful and historic former music hall.

21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham, London, SW11 1TT

Tube: Clapham South Station

 
 

Punters can catch all the action from the World Cup with coverage of England's biggest games at The Grand in Clapham, a beautiful, historic former music hall that's long been a byword for going out, disco dancing and - quite possibly - pulling. The south London landmark has teamed up with Budweiser so football heads can watch the games on the absolutely massive 24 foot screen and there's live music, DJ sets, photo booths, food and, of course, barrel loads of Budweiser. They're screening all of the England games on 18th June, 24th June and 28th June.

 
 

Events at The Grand, Clapham

Welcome To The Grand
On Soon

Wednesday 20th June 2018 - 7.30pm-10pm | £24.50

 
Welcome To The Grand The Grand, Clapham 2018-06-202018-06-20 Where:
The Grand, Clapham, 21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham London, SW11 1TT
Category: Nightclubs

A classic cabaret event told through the lives of five legendary women.

Bongo's Bingo
On Soon

Thursday 21st June 2018 - 6pm-10pm | adv £12, phone for availability

 
Bongo's Bingo The Grand, Clapham 2018-06-212018-06-21 Where:
The Grand, Clapham, 21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham London, SW11 1TT
Category: Nightclubs

Intentionally stupid bingo with ridiculous prizes.

Party Without Prejudice - A George Michael Celebration
On Soon

Friday 22nd June 2018 - 10.30pm-3am | phone for prices

 
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The Grand, Clapham, 21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham London, SW11 1TT
Category: Nightclubs

The DJs Neil Prince, David Robson and Paul Simper spin pop from 1980s and 1990s, plus George Michael tracks.

Saturdays At The Grand
On Soon

Saturday 23rd June 2018 - 10pm-3am | £10, adv £5

 
Saturdays At The Grand The Grand, Clapham 2018-06-232018-06-23 Where:
The Grand, Clapham, 21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham London, SW11 1TT
Category: Nightclubs

Join resident DJs as they supply the R&B, pop, hip hop and house for your weekend.

Bongo's Bingo
On Soon

Friday 29th June 2018 - 6pm-10pm | adv £12, phone for availability

 
Bongo's Bingo The Grand, Clapham 2018-06-292018-06-29 Where:
The Grand, Clapham, 21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham London, SW11 1TT
Category: Nightclubs

Intentionally stupid bingo with ridiculous prizes.

All events at The Grand, Clapham
 
 
 

Merchant Square

Merchant Square, , London, W2 1JS

Tube: Edgware Road Station , Paddington Station

 

Dates: 14th June to 15th July 2018

 

Located next to the canal, the lawn in front of Merchant Square will be the ideal spot to watch this year's World Cup matches while also soaking up some sun rays. There's seating for over 100 people plus free deckchairs and blankets, and a giant 2880 x 1080 pixel screen will be screening the games. Every Tuesday and Thursday a pop-up street food market will provide a range of refreshments while several local eateries and food retailers are open seven days a week.

 
 
 

Bounce Farringdon and Old Street

Bounce Farringdon, 121 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD

Tube: Chancery Lane Station , Farringdon Station

 

Dates: 14th June to 15th July 2018

 

Both Bounce branches - Farringdon and Old Street - will be screening every game during the World Cup but the main events will be eight special parties for their chosen featured country games. The Farringdon branch will show England, France, Australia and Germany while Old Street will screen England, Spain, Poland and Brazil. The featured country games will be shown on huge 12ft screens and the event will also offer brass band singing, special food and drink deals, full commentary, half time shows, specialised pizzas from your home nation country, and DJs before, at half time and after the games. For the featured games, they recommend asking to be put on the guest list to guarantee entry. Additionally, there will be a special World Cup disco every Saturday during the tournament.

 
 
 

World Cup Screenings at The Water Poet

The Water Poet, 9-11 Folgate Street, London, E1 6BX

Tube: Liverpool Street Station

 

Dates: 14th June to 15th July 2018

 

Using any excuse to host a party, The Water Poet joins in on the World Cup action with a vast number of screens - nine, to be exact - showing all the action. Placed throughout the pub and in the garden, plus a huge cinema screen in the cellar bar, there will be no chance of missing anything. There are bookable tables and private areas available, enabling you to guarantee a good spot, and a large range of beers and a food menu will be on offer.

 
 
 
 
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