Where to Watch the World Cup in LondonBy Malika Dalamal
June 11, 2014
The countdown has begun! Before kickoff on June 12, make sure you've got the best seat in the house. Here's where to watch the World Cup 2014 in London.
Re-create the big-screen action for yourself at this Clerkenwell sports bar with a game of table football before or after the game. There's also a display of authentic, retro-cool soccer memorabilia to keep you entertained at halftime.
43 Exmouth Mkt., EC1R 4QL; 020 7837 8077
The Kensal Rise pub and restaurant is the perfect place to watch the England game. They will be screening every match on a big screen and staying open late for all England matches.
5 Regent St., NW10 5LG; 020 8969 2184
For £300 you can book the private screening room, aka 'Phil's Office', at this 24-hour bar near Liverpool Street station for groups of 20 people. Phil will also throw in a bucket of 20 beers and complimentary snacks (burgers, hot dogs and wings) at halftime.
176 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4NQ; 020 7283 4889
Frankie's Sports Bar & Diner
Book in advance to watch the game at this famous sports bar and receive two free drinks and classic American foods to keep you fuelled up. During the Brazil game they are also offering a buy one get one free on caipirinhas.
Fulham Rd., SW6 1HS; 020 7957 8298
Watch all the World Cup matches on a 200-inch screen at this Alpine-themed restaurant, bar and nightclub in Kensington. Enjoy a complimentary shot or cocktail on arrival, and thanks to their late license you can stay until 4 AM on the night of the first England game.
2A Kensington High St., W8 4PT; 020 7937 5506
The dedicated World Cup pop-up bar, with capacity for 800, is now open until July 13 at The Broadway Bar and Grill in Fulham Broadway. Expect 13 big screens covering every wall, two roof terraces as well as stadium food like hot dogs and toasties.
474-476 Fulham Broadway, SW6 1BY; 020 7610 3137
Boteco Brasil Soho
This cultural and culinary centre in Soho is where to go if you are after the official World Cup experience in London. Every game will be screened in high definition, there will be Brazilian flavours - from fried bananas to fradinho beans - on offer (created by culinary designer Simone Mattar) and the best of Brazilian contemporary art and design will be on display.
The Gallery Soho, Charing Cross Rd., WC2H 0EW; 07841 374735
This Notting Hill institution will not only be screening the games but offering a different menu of drinks and food depending on which team is playing. There will be bratwurst when the Germans play, Brazilian feijoada - a beef and pork stew - as well as classic French, Italian and British dishes.
89 Westbourne Park Rd., W2 5QH; 020 7221 0021
You will feel like you are in Brazil at this Japanese-Brazilian restaurant on the 28th floor of what is now known as the Salesforce Tower. Get ready for a monthlong party with screenings, a menu of specials, samba dancers and plenty of caipirinhas.
110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY; 020 3640 7330