Where better to watch the football than with friends in a pub? We’ve picked the best – and some interesting alternatives.
Not only is Rich Mix showing all the Euro2012 matches, it is also hosting a mini Eastern European cultural festival. East in East is a free celebration of the region’s music, arts, films, culture, and football.
Last throughout the tournament there will be live music, DJs, films, art, food and football live on 15ft x 10ft screen. As soon as the final match finishes each day, the party will start and shine a spotlight on the many Eastern European artists who have made their home in London. On top of this they’ll be hosting two art exhibitions, DJ nights, album launches, spoken word mash-ups plus the all-important Eastern European food and drink.
126-127 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JE
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street
Pop-up shopping area Boxpark in Shoreditch will be screening the games by its upstairs decking spaces. Surrounded by nine food and drink units offering grub from burgers to meat pies, football fans can feel right at home.
Bar Kick grew out of one of Shoreditch High Street’s many shoe shops, there were French table football tables, formica furniture, bare walls and bright lights. Mostly famous for table football, both Bar Kick in Shoreditch and Cafe Kick and Exmouth Market will be showing all the matches. Bar Kick will even be showing every 3D match available in the basement.
127 Shoreditch High Street
London. E1 6JE
Tubes: Shoreditch High St, Hoxton, Old Street, Liverpool Street
43 Exmouth Market
London. EC1R 4QL
Tube: Farringdon and Angel
This football-mad pub has three big screens and 10 plasmas. No matter how packed it is, you’ll be able to see the action here.
171 North End Road, W14 9NL
Nearest tube: West Kensington
The Big Chill House will be showing the games on big screens, before opening up the tunes until the wee hours.
257-259 Pentonville Road, King’s Cross, N1 9NL
Nearest tube: Kings Cross
This pub makes for a pretty good place to catch the action at this summer’s Euros given that the screen is one of the biggest in London.
128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 1LB
Nearest tube: Borough