World Cup 2010: Where to watch in London

Things to Do — By Erin Gallagher Maury on June 3, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Counting down to World Cup 2010 has begun and signs of the frenzy over the beautiful game are quite clear across London. The Cross of St. George is once again flying from the windows of white work vans and hanging out of bedroom windows and every joint in town is advertising World Cup specials. The big question is will England beat the USA on June 12th? Brits chuckle, perhaps nervously, if asked of course.

Not surprising, London scrapped the idea of massive World Cup Fan Zones in the city’s parks after locals feared chaos and complained. Worry not though, finding a spot to watch ANY of the World Cup matches is rather simple since it is after all England’s pastime. Each and every pub, in any town, in the entire country will be showing the games and if you can’t find a pub (seriously?),  just follow the roar.  You’ll know when England is playing without a doubt … the streets will be nearly eerily silent.

Photo courtesy of cat88

Looking for something bigger, festive and maybe more international?

The Shepard’s Bush Pavillion is hosting World Cup Carnival
Bars, food, BBQ, merchandise, costume contests, bands
18+, buy tickets for individual games online
11 June – 11 July

For England matches on June 12 vs USA, June 18 vs Algeria and June 23 vs Slovenia:

Ally Pally
England matches along with matches running up to the England game
Opens 4 1/2 hours before England kick off
Music, bars, BBQ
£6.50 includes first drink
England only supporters
18+

Stamford Bridge
Chelsea’s home stadium opening for 1,000 fans  for viewing on 14 screens
£15 pp includes a drink & hot dog
Under 16s admitted with adults

HMV Apollo in Hammersmith
65ft x 35 ft indoor screen
Free tickets with £3.25 transcation fee
18+ only

Catching a peak at the action

Craven Cottage
Fulham Football Club and home of USA team member Clint Dempsey
Game screenings in the club’s lounges and restaurants
£7.50 will get you in with a pint & a pie  but for
£25 they’ll lay on American & English themed buffets
Bonus … you’re actually allowed to support USA!

Tags: London football, where to watch world cup in London, World Cup

    6 Comments

  • Anne says:

    Sounds like lots of opportunities for great fun.

  • Football Hospitality says:

    *World Cup Hospitality Screenings*
    http://www.footballhospitality.info
    Enjoy a great atmosphere at our listings of World Cup 2010 *BIG* Screenings coupled with the best hospitality facilities available – superb guest speakers, fine cuisine and impeccable service. Football Hospitality Events listed include The World Cup Carnival (11th June to 11th July) at the Shepherds Bus Pavilion, England v Algeria at Old Billingsgate Market, England v Slovenia at The Hurlingham Club and many more Football events all over London and for most World Cup matches. Prices start at £5pp for small VIP groups and go through to £250pp+vat for Corporate Hospitality tables of ten with all meals, drinks, pre and post match entertainment included.

  • katey jones says:

    Hiya I wanted to find out about pubs or bars that will not be serving food or even will be but want a BBQ feeling for their venue I know the most magnificant company who travel to pubs and bars across london and set up their BBQ and my god its the best food I have ever eaten this chicken called jerk chicken they do steak and pork also. I just want them to be wherevere I am gonna be watching the relevent games so im looking for a pub who will have them there so I can be there too I guess im arranging it for them well hopefully i get some free food if im successful ha so if you know of any pubs or bars like this feel free to email me katey at klearlydivine@hotmail.co.uk

  • erinmaury says:

    One more to add: A World Cup pop up bar has come to London. Visit the temporary Fever Pitch in Fulham with 13 screens and big enough for 400 patrons for all the matches.
    http://www.feverpitchfulham.co.uk/

  • Krista Watt says:

    We’re planning to catch the England vs. USA match tomorrow, but unfortunately not in a pub in London. We’ll have to settle with cable television on our couch! Perhaps you’ll hear our ‘roar’ from across the pond. GO USA!

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