So every pub in London is screening the World Cup right now, and I have no problem with this, except that I sometimes get bored of going to the same places, as I know I’m not the only person who gets tired of repetition here are a few alternative venues to watch the footie:
- Sushisamba– A Japanese Fusion restaurant & bar on the 38th Floor of the Heron Tower with panoramic views of London, bespoke national team cocktails and an astro-turf balcony. www.sushisamba.com, EC2N 4AY
- The Crystal– Environmentally sustainable exhibition centre opposite the o2, has a gigantic HD cinema and can seat a crap load of people, perfect for the final. For enquiries www.thecrystal.org, E16 1GB
- Bounce– Holborn based ping-pong bar which is cool in itself, they’re hosting parties after every England game, showing the games on multiple gigantic screens and have special cocktails. www.bouncepingpong.com, EC1N 2TD
- The Vaults – Victorian brickwork arts space located underneath Waterloo, 30,000 sqft, hosting a party every night of the group stages, tickets still available for various games. www.the-vaults.org, SE1 7NN
- Gremio de Brixton– Spanish candlelit restaurant/bar, located in The Crypt of St Matthews Church, 5min walk from Brixton station, a huge variety of Tapas available. www.gremiodebrixton.com, SW2 1JF
- Odeon– selected London cinemas will be screening games live & for free, check here for details
- Imperial College London- It may come as a surprise but even college professors like to relax & watch football too, screening a number of the games in their student union bar and nightclub. Check www.imperialcollegeunion.org for details, SW7 2BB
- Sheldon Square- Outdoor auditorium currently housing a large screen for the games, situated by Paddington station and the Regents canal, surrounded by bars, restaurants and a giant chess set, family friendly area.
I was hoping to find a floating screen, or somewhere really unusual to watch the games, and believe me I’m going to keep on looking!
- Info used from londonlaunch.com, timeout.com, bouncepingpong.com, gremiodebrixton.com, odeon.co.uk, imperialcollegeunion.org and sushisamba.com
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