Best 10 sports pubs and bars in London

Soak up the atmosphere with fellow fans at the best sports pubs and bars in London.

Whether you're cheering on your favourite football team or simply enjoying a few drinks with friends, a sports bar in London is a great place to catch the latest action. 

From dedicated football pubs and hangouts for rugby and cricket fans, to relaxed bars in hotels, find the best sports bars in London – complete with giant screens, projectors, sports memorabilia and a sports-mad crowd.

1. The Alexandra

Featuring projectors and large HD television screens, The Alexandra is a great place to watch live sporting action in Clapham, from football to hurling. Sample the various beers on tap and soak in the lively atmosphere.

Location: 14 Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AA

2. Bar Kick

Table football tables inside Bar Kick.

Combine watching live sport with table football at Bar Kick on Shoreditch High Street. Book one of the lively bar’s Bonzini French table football tables or enter one of the regular competitions, before catching some Premier League or Championship action.

Location: 127 Shoreditch High Street Shoreditch E1 6JE

3. Famous Three Kings

Cheer on your favourite team at Famous Three Kings, a historic pub and one of the best sports bars in London. Follow the action on more than a dozen screens, play your mates at pool or dart, and enjoy a drink at the bar.

Location: 171 North End Rd, London W14 9AE

4. Frankie's at Chelsea Football Club

Catch all the big games, from the weekend’s football to golf and NFL, at Frankie's at Chelsea Football Club. With 16 big screens, you won't miss any action at this top London sports bar.

Location: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd., London SW6 1HS

5. Freemasons Arms

Learn about the history of football as you watch the latest game at the Freemasons Arms. The Covent Garden pub is a lasting tribute to the founders of the Football Association, who created the rules of the game here, more than 150 years ago.

Location: 81-82 Long Acre, London WC2E 9NG

6. The Bat & Ball

Table tennis bats displayed on the side of a counter at The Bat & Ball.

Challenge your friends to the nation’s new favourite pub sport, ping pong, before settling in to watch the latest sporting action at The Bat & Ball, in Westfield Stratford City.

Location: 2 Montfichet Road Westfield, London E20 1EJ

7. Greenwood

Head to stylish Greenwood near Victoria Station to watch live sport and grab a delicious bite to eat. Venture upstairs and you'll find a dedicated sports lounge with large screens and a projector.

Location: 170 Victoria St, London SW1E 5LB

8. Kings Sports Bar

Enjoy 24-hour coverage of live sports from around the world at Kings Sports Bar (formerly known as Carlsberg Sports Bar), within the Empire Casino on Leicester Square.

Location: 5-6 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA

9. Sports Bar & Grill

Watch live sports from across the globe, from football and rugby to Formula 1 and NFL, at one of London’s lively Sports Bar & Grill venues at a number of popular locations across the city, including the following.

Locations: Canary Wharf (1 Crossrail Pl, London E14 5AR), Marylebone (Melcombe Pl, London NW1 6JJ) and Victoria (Victoria St, London SW1E 5ND)

10. The White Swan

Join fellow rugby fans at pretty 18th-century riverside pub, The White Swan, in Richmond. Located near Twickenham Stadium, the home of England rugby, it’s the perfect place to watch the game with a pint and some nice pub grub!

Location: Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DN 

Enjoy more sports-themed fun at London's best activity bars, from tech-themed shuffleboard to urban golf.

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