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.
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:
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
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
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!