Do you still believe? Football is coming home this year and we’ve rounded up the best spots in London to celebrate!
From fan zones to beer halls and bars, we’ve got you covered on the best places to watch the matches on the big screen. It’s now less than a week until the World Cup kicks off in Qatar, with the hosts set to face Ecuador at 4 pm Sunday 20th November but if it’s watching the England match you care about, their first match is against Iran on Monday 21st November at 1 pm.
When are the England matches?
The whole tournament runs from November 20th – December 18th however if you only care about England then here are the current dates you need to clear your schedule for!
November 21 – England v Iran – KO 1 pm
November 25 – England v USA – KO 7 pm
November 29 – England v Wales/Scotland/Ukraine – KO 7 pm
1. talkSPORT Fan Zone
talkSPORT will be taking over a huge 1,000-capacity venue under the arches at London Waterloo, where they will screen EVERY World Cup game live – kicking off with the first group game on November 20 and running all the way through to the final on December 18.
2. BoxPark (All Three Venues)
If you’re looking for a place that has a great vibe, drinks, and a fantastic food selection all under the same roof, then make sure you book tickets to Boxpark for any of the World Cup matches.
*trigger warning* Apologies ladies, yes we know this is most likely a hot spot for the tinder/hinge match that ghosted you but Infernos has made our list. You can watch the world cup at the infamous home of sticky floors and nightclub aquariums. The G.O.A.T. World Cup pop-up will have a massive screen, football decor, and a brass band belting out football anthems. Expect it to be carnage!
4. Sports Bar & Grill (Old Street, Victoria, Clapham Junction)
Cheer on your nation with a refreshing pint in hand and watch all of the action live on one of their massive HD screens! it’s suggested to make a booking however this is one of the only locations on the list that does not require a ticket purchase (BONUS!)
5 . BUDX FIFA Fan Festival London at Outernet London
The FIFA World Cup 2022™ is almost here. Experience the energy of the tournament at Europe’s first official international FIFA Fan Festival in the heart of central London on Tottenham Court Road. HERE at Outernet provides a one-of-a-kind viewing experience in a newly built mega space.
With appearances from Football Legends including Q&A’s, exclusive meet and greets, and more with English football icons, music from world-class acts including Wilkinson, Sigma, and Jonas Blue… and of course a 4D Audio Match viewing experience! More information can be found here
6. Bat & Ball
Nestled in Stratford, Bat & Ball is one of the city’s biggest sports bars, flaunting 25 HD TV screens all about the shop. Don’t miss any of the head-to-head action by snapping up a spot, with nachos, wings, and a couple of drinks included in your ticket.
7. Market Halls
With three locations around London, Market Halls is a great location to enjoy a range of international and tasty food vendors, alongside dedicated fan zones, and live screenings of this year’s World Cup 2022!
Greenwood in Victoria is a prime spot for football viewing this World Cup tournament and not just because of those huge screens. There’s a state-of-the-art video wall, stone-baked pizzas from the clay oven, and two shuffleboard tables for even more entertainment in-between games.
9. Moretown Belle
With multiple huge screens, Moretown Bell is a fantastic choice for a sports bar. Not only are there 35 UHD 4K TVs, but also the biggest one in Europe, so you won’t miss a moment of the footie action. Plus, there are pool tables and darts for between games too!
10. The Ship
Get ready to gather up your squad and come watch all the live action on our multitude of huge HD screens. The Ship has got great burgers, beers, and the best atmosphere in Wandsworth. Get in early, you’ll kick yourself if you don’t!
11. Dear Grace (White City)
If you’re looking to watch the games in a more stylish setting while you enjoy the all-day menu of wholesome plates, cocktails, and more. All tables and areas will be kept unreserved for guests to enjoy the World Cup and the games will be shown on large screens, guaranteeing a great view of the action.
12. The Prince (Earls Court)
Yes we know it’s basically winter but why don’t you relax in the garden setting of The Prince and enjoy the World Cup on large projectors and screens and food from three international kitchens? Don’t forget to book the popular England games here and buy tickets for the most popular matches from £20pp (which includes a drink, Yay!)
13. Pergola on the Wharf
Not only does the Pergola on the Wharf serve tasty food and cocktails, but the stunning rooftop restaurant will also be showing the World Cup on large screens. You’ll need to reserve your table and buy tickets for the most popular matches (from £20pp, including a drink) for England games however they will have a number of spaces available for walk-ins on the day too!