best sports bars in London

15 Best Sports Bars in London

Sports bars in London are great places to witness the incredible actions of your favorite athletes. It’s the next best thing after watching the game live in stadiums. It’s another way to hear the crowds roar and groan as the goalie just narrowly prevents a goal from being scored.

As one of the biggest cities in Europe, London especially has a lot to offer in terms of sports bars. With its famous pub culture, the city offers many different venues to watch live sports, when you can’t go see it in person.

Pubs are especially well-known for the sense of community that they foster. Described as “the heart of England”, they are historically appreciated for the lively atmosphere and great entertainment.

Here are 15 of my best pubs and bars in London to watch live sports with fellow supporters! Enjoy the experience 😉

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Greenwood

170 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 5LB

Located near Victoria Station, Greenwood broadcasts every type of sports on its many screens. This bar mixes modern and classic atmospheres with great food and drinks.

The place is quickly packed on important match days, creating the sense of community cherished by sports fans! You can also book private and semi-private spaces if you’d rather stay between friends.

Greenwood also organizes competitions for their customers, including fantasy football league contests. Check out their websiteto see their event and screening schedule.

Greenwood sports bar London UK

Greenwood

 

Golazio

59 Camberwell Road, Walworth, London SE5 0EZ

Golazio is a sports bar in London with great beer, great food and great atmosphere! The pub is a blast to the past. It resembles the 90s’ Football Italia, a British TV show focusing on the live coverage of the Italian Serie A.

Its retro furniture and arcades set the scene for a good football screening accompanied by legendarily huge pizza slices served with Italian craft beers.

 

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The Alexandra sports bar in London UK

The Alexandra

The Alexandra

14 Clapham Common South Side Clapham, London, SW4 7AA

The rustic wooden interior of The Alexandra gives a welcoming, warm atmosphere to this Clapham pub. It is an ideal place to meet with friends and drink a pint while watching your favorite sport on the large screens.

 

Broadleaf

Unit 4, Tower 42, EC2N 1HN

Broadleaf is more high-end type of sports bar in London. The lounge serves everything from breakfast to after-work drinks and dinner. Broadlead broadcasts domestic and international live football, rugby, golf, and more on their seven large screens, and their shuffleboard offers good entertainment to guests.

 

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Radicals & Victuallers

59 Upper Street, N1 0NY

Radicals & Victuallers sports bar in London UK

Radicals & Victuallers

Radicals & Victuallers is not a London sports bar per se. They offer a large range of tasty brews, cocktails and wines for those who value drinks as much as sports!

Located in Islington, the pub adopts the location’s historically edgy culture. In addition to sports tournaments screenings, it houses alternative events such asRetreat Yourself – Mindfulness meets comedy. Check out their website for their latest offers and events.

 

Nordic Bar

25, Newman Street, Soho, W1T 1PN

Like the name points out, the Nordic bar is an homage to Scandinavia. The decor creates a pleasant Nordic atmosphere and their menu mostly consists of Scandinavian beers, wines, cocktails and food. Arcades, ping pong and beer/project pong tables maintain a healthy competition between customers who are up to the challenge.

Live sport is also on the list of entertainments provided by the bar. Don’t hesitate to voice your requests if you wish to watch specific fixtures!

 

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The Porterhouse

21-22, Maiden Lane, WC2E 7NA

Covent garden houses the amazing Porterhouse where craft beers, whiskeys and cocktails are all specialties of the baristas.

Proud of its Irish roots, the Porterhouse handcrafts one of the world’s finest stouts from Dublin. They serve it at their sports bar in London.

As one of the largest bars in the capital, it is split over many levels. Not only do they show all major sporting events on their screens, but their basement also turns into a music venue in the evening!

 

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Belushi’s

48-50, Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 OLT

Belushi's Sports Bar in London UK

Belushi’s

Belushi’s owns a total of six bars in London. Their different locations include Camden, Greenwich, Hammersmith, Shepherd’s Bush and two in London Bridge. The Dugout (London Bridge) is dedicated to sports, but all of the bars are great places to catch live screenings of your matches. Some of their locations offer private spaces for more intimate gatherings.

Beer pong games, live music, student nights, happy hour, DJs, karaoke… Check out their website to find the best sports bar in London to suit your needs.

 

Brigadiers

1-5, Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR

Inspired by Indian army mess bars, Brigadiers can hosts about 174 indoor and outdoor covers. In the same spirit, live sport is shown on demand in selected rooms. Customers can also play pool and card games while eating and drinking. Although all rooms refer to the Indian art deco style, each one has an atmosphere on its own. From sports to cultural events, Brigadiers offers a place for diversity, exploration and camaraderie.

 

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Rileys Sports Bars

Victoria: 16, Semley Place, SW1W 9QJ; Haymarket: 80, Haymarket, SW1Y 4TE

Rileys Sports Bars calls itself “your home for sport”. With bars all over the UK, they offer topnotch entertainment to sports fans. Snooker, American pool and English pool are available in all their locations, and selected venues also offer darts lanes and ping pong tables.

Rileys is a definite must if you’re looking for magnificent screens to watch your games on. Their Haymarket bar in London can show up to eight different fixtures at the same time. Their Victoria bar increases the fun with poker tables, bingo and gaming machines.

 

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Moretown Belle

5, Thomas More St, E1W 1YW

Located near the Tower of London and St. Katherine’s Dock, the Moretown Belle has giant screens showing live sports. With beautiful flowery decorations, the owners bring a touch of glamour to the virile London sports bar scene. Pool tables and darts boards are available to customers in the spacious location.

 

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Westwood Sports Pub & Kitchen

Maple Westfield, Westfield Square, W12 7HB

Westwood was created for sports aficionados exclusively. They display all sports and major tournaments on their nine immense screens: football, rugby, NFL, tennis, basketball, golf, boxing, F1… Events at this London sports bar also include fantasy football league and pint predictor competitions.

 

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Matchbox

134, Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE

On Shoreditch High Street, Matchbox offers the perfect venue to watch live sports with delicious street food and great cocktails. Support your favorite teams in their colorful, casual and friendly atmosphere. A classic London sports bar.

 

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Bar Kick

127 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JE

Hip hangouts for football fans, Bar Kickand its sister bar Café Kick have become real havens for sports matches. When no live sport is playing on the screens of these London sports bars, their table footballs are a nice way to have fun. They create a stadium-like atmosphere, a paradise for all table football enthusiasts.

 

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McGettigans

1, Fulham Broadway, SW6 1AA

You can watch all types of sports on McGettigans’ large screens. Amazing cocktails and Irish dishes can be found at the pub as well!

This sports bar also shares its passion for live music with guests. They often invite bands from a broad range a musical backgrounds to play at their venue.

 

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You are now an expert on the best sports bars in London. So just go out there and enjoy the experience!

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Sarah Chin A Sen
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