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The Most Atmospheric Places to Watch the World Cup


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The Most Atmospheric Places to Watch the World Cup

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Starting tomorrow 14 June, up until 15 July, the 2018 World Cup will be in full swing, meaning there is essentially reason to have a party every night.

Skylight Rooftop

Watch World Cup matches screened against the backdrop of panoramic London skyline. Three floors of bars, street food, live entertainment, lawn games, screens and DJs means there is plenty to do during half time. Get in the competitive spirit with organised croquet, pétanque and penalty shoot-out. 


Eating and drinking is the name of the game at sport bar Brigadiers. In the main restaurant, Blighters, three screens flank a central bar where match watchers may have to divide their attention between the game and the Indian barbecue menu, utilising tandoors, charcoal grills, rotisseries, wood ovens and classic Indian smokers. For a more casual evening, the central Pool Room boasts four screens alongside a full-size pool table, rare whisky vending machine and fast-pour self-serve beer taps. 

Pop Brixton

Football fever never catches on quicker than it does when fuelled by street food traders like Other Side Fried, Made of Dough and Mama’s Jerk. Forget piling into the pub- matches will be screened in Pop’s bright and airy greenhouse and the larger events space, Pop Box. There’s free entry and no booking, so just rock up. 

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Galvin HOP

Enjoy special food and drink offers whilst watching on big screens with viewing from the terrace in warm weather. Go for a hot dog deluxe and Pilsner Urquell for £12, Moscow Mules for £7, and 4 beers for the price of 3 on England Match days. 

Ealing Park Tavern


A family friendly footie experience awaits at Ealing Park Tavern, where a charming garden is kitted out with a large projector screen, six colourful cabanas and giant garden games. 

 Greenwood Sports Lounge

If you don’t go for the 19 large plasma screens and projectors, then go for the Heineken Blades – the revolutionary self-pouring beer taps. A stylish sports lounge is also available for hire. 

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Brosé on the Roof

The Selfridges Rooftop will be transformed into the dream World Cup terrace to honour the game in hues of yellow and pink, while also poking fun about misconceptions of Rosé champagne. A retro-football inspired shirt display and foosball will offer chic, pink surroundings where guests can glue themselves to the screen and enjoy a drink, mini burgers, parmesan truffle fries and sharing charcuterie boards.

The London Edition

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This unconventional way to watch the World Cup involves DJ’s, quizzes, cocktails and food. An onsite sports podcast by London Fields Radio will discuss serious topics, but mainly rubbish tattoos and bad kits. A half time quiz will offer prizes as mouthwatering as the taco menu by chef Phil Carmichael.

The Marksman

This Hackney Road haunt, winner of Michelin’s Pub of the Year 2017, will offer a World Cup feasting menu during England screenings. Book a table in the main pub or dining room for table service and a guaranteed seat to enjoy The Curry Menu for £30 featuring Curried Lamb Bun with Spiced Yoghurt.

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